If you are looking forward to reading yet another review that is going to rave about this movie, then go ahead and skip reading this post.
Stunning locations & the vibrant colours of Trisha’s lovely costumes captured beautifully on camera and, of course, the songs and the background music are all I liked in Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa. I just loved the BGM parts that had Aaromale and Hosanna.
I had really expected that ‘Young Super Star’ (!)Simbu would be bearable in this movie. But no. I didn’t like his dialogue delivery at all. Add to it Simbu lip-syncing for Rahman’s voice in Mannipaya and butchering the evergreen ‘Pa Sa Ni Sa Ni Sa’ from Bombay even if only for hardly a few seconds! But this is not the main reason why I didn’t like the movie.
It wasn’t just the second half or the ending or the scene after scene showing Trisha’s confusions either.
From the moment Simbu sees Trisha for the first time, he keeps ogling at her scene after scene and then says he is in love with her and then all he wants to do is stare at/touch/kiss her. If this is how a love story is going to unfold, then it is definitely not going to appeal to me. Simbu doesn’t even have a convincing answer when she asks if it’s all about her beauty or something like that. He says that there is a magical chemistry between them. But I didn’t find either the chemistry between them or the love story or Simbu’s dialogue delivery when he says that line having anything magical in it. And that resulted in me losing my patience to sit through the second half. A scene or two could have definitely been cut.
Apart from that, almost every line that Trisha says to Simbu has ‘Karthik’ appended to it at the end. I felt it somehow made some scenes a bit artificial. Coming to the picturization of songs, the similar group dance sequences for almost every song were boring. Some of the scenes in the first half featuring Ganesh which were enjoyable weren’t there in the second half to act as the saviour either.
If only there had been a convincing love story in the beginning and there had been better initial courting scenes, I might have liked the movie. I felt the characterization of Trisha and her confusions about whether to let go of her love or not which have been so painstakingly portrayed deserved a stronger love story than this one.