Release Date : March 10, 2022
123telugu.com Rating : 2.5/5
Starring: Suriya, Priyanka Arul Mohan, Vinay Rai, Soori, Sathyaraj, Saranya Ponvannan, Ciby Bhuvana Chandran, M.S. Baskar, Devadharshini & Others.
Producers: Kalanithi Maran
Music Director: Imman
Cinematography : R. Rathnavelu
Suriya is back with a new film called ET. The film has released today with a low hype. Let’s see how it is.
The film is set in a rural area where issues between two villages create problems. Krishna Mohan(Suriya) is a lawyer who falls in love with Adira(Priyanka Arul Mohan). The twist in the tales arises when a person named Kamesh(Vinay Rai) runs an empire of trapping girls and making porn videos out of them. How will Krishna Mohan handle this issue is the story of ET.
Suriya is the heart and soul of the film and there is never a dull moment when he is on screen. He as a lawyer does well and carries the film on his shoulders. Suriya’s screen presence in the action blocks is very good.
Priyanka Arul Mohan looks dull in the first half but gets a meaty role in the second half. Vinay Rai is okay in his role and so were Saranya and Satyaraj in supporting characters.
The second half has some decent emotions. The message showcased in the climax is also good. How girls in society are facing issues due to social media has been highlighted well.
One of the biggest drawbacks of the film is the boring and silly first half. Pandiraj has directed this film and his story is also fine. But he did not establish the issue well from the beginning itself and showcased silly family drama and romance which looked boring.
Due to this, the mood of the audience gets disturbed and the story is also very unclear. There is a lot of Tamil flavor in the film and this gives a different effect for the Telugu audience.
Though a few scenes evoke laughs, the rest of comedy tracks are dragged for no reason. The hero villain confrontation is not that strong and more grippping scenes should been designed.
Production values of the film are okay. The production design looks old school and the Telugu dubbing is decent. The BGM by Immam is decent but the camera work is not that impressive.
Coming to the director Pandiraj, he has done a half baked job with the film. His story is relatable but the way he narrated the film is disappointing. The first half goes for a toss and nothing works during this time.
The actual drama and story starts in the second half as a good social message is discussed. The emotions are also fine during this time. If he would have made some sense in the first half with a basic drama, things would have looked a lot better.
On the whole, ET is a social drama with a few interesting mass elements. Suriya leads from the front and the second half has passable emotions. But to enjoy all this, one has to go through a horrible first half. If you are okay with this aspect, give this film a shot and be prepared for routine narration.
123telugu.com Rating: 2.5/5
Reviewed by 123telugu Team
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