A1 Movie Review
Following a tremendous comeback with ‘Dhillukku Dhuddu 2’, Santhanam’s new release ‘A1’ gets released today. It might be well noticed that the actor has been juggling between horror-comedy and romantic comedy across a long time. This time, he attempts something different, by taking up a dark humour script, which indeed is something fresh and new to his fans. Johnson of Naalaiya Iyakkunar fame is making his directorial debut with this film, which is produced by Raj Narayanan.
It’s love at first sight for Tara, an orthodox Iyengar girl mistakes Santhanam, a local boy belonging to her same community and gets into an instant relationship. Later realizing about his identity, she feels frightened about her father’s approval, which happens indeed. Infuriated Santhanam in an over-drunk mode swears to kill her father and next morning is appalled to see that his friends have already committed the murder. Will he able to cover up the murder scene and save himself along with his friends?
By going through this synopsis, we are sure, you must be much wedged in confusions, where it’s a thriller movie. Naturally, it’s a dark comedy, where the entire first half seems to be loaded with witty lines and funny episodes, though most of them remain irrelevant and disconnected to each other. The funny lines do work out the best at places, but after a certain point of time, we are vexed up with it. The actual story kick-starts by the point of intermission and the writing in second half is brilliant in places. To push forward a drama within the same location is literally difficult and Johnson has done a good job with it. However, if he had inserted few more engaging drama rather than simply repeating the witty rhyming lines, it would have been a better fare.