With major focus for this festival season turning towards Remo and Rekka, it looks like Prabhu Deva-Tamannaah starrer Devi(L) is setting up a separate league of impressing audiences. Yes, it was a final choice among the league for the day and what we get with this trilingual film is a simple but convincing experience. With Tamil cinema constantly witnessing numerous horror films, Devi(L) directed by Vijay turns to be a mere exception. First thing that instantly strikes your attention is that the makers nowhere try to scare you up with gory faces or unwanted screaming noises.
The film holds a simple plot, where we see Prabhu Deva as a man of dreams in Mumbai aspiring to marry a stylish beautiful girl. But to his disappointments is forced by situations to marry a village girl of conservative lifestyle out here in south (Tamannaah). After marriage, he tries to plan up for sending her off to the native place, but sooner unexpected surprises arrive. During a lavish party that is attended by top league socialites including great actor Sonu Sood, Prabhu Deva is blown out of waters to see his wife suddenly appearing glamorous with sultry outfits and shaking legs with sizzling moves. Soon, she becomes the hot topic of town and gets to pair up as heroine with Sonu as well. Now it’s up to Prabhu Deva to unravel what the mysterious stuff is all about?
More than any other factors, it’s really great to see Prabhu Deva back on the screens with stunning moves and not to miss the sizzling moves by Tamannaah as well. The first half of the film is gradually impressive with some lively moments. Although RJ Balaji doesn’t appear throughout the film, his hilarious episodes evoke laughter. Bollywood actor Murali Sharma has done a great job with his performance and his role is naturally sketched. But what turns out to be a bizarre is most of the actors look from B-town zone and dialogues with lip synchs offer a feel of watching a dubbed film. On the pars, there aren’t any songs that really grab our attention, except the ‘Chalmaar’ number.
Director Vijay has laced this light-hearted ghost film with good toast of emotions, sentiments and romance, which will appeal to family audiences.