Two love tales meet together in a road accident
is a road trip revolving around two love couples, with most part of the movie shot inside two buses! Kicking off with a terrible head-to-head accident involving two buses, Director Saravanan jumps into flash back mode with the romance of Ananya and Sharvanand. Everyday Chennai life in the city buses & share autos are captured in a realistic yet entertaining manner. The other love couple, Jai and Anjali, are presented in the form of interesting and hilarious comedy sequences, some of which are new to Tamil Cinema.
The movie has various jump cuts, navigating the audience to the present and past of the four protagonists. However, there is no confusion, thanks to a job well done by Director Saravanan. The climax is very realistic and stunning. Saravanan has made the audience stick to the screen with every frame of his.
Jai has done a neat job with a good role, neat voice modulation and cool expressions. This should go down as a notable film of his, along the likes of Subramaniyapuram
. Anjali fits into her role very well. Though her characterization is much like that of Angadi Theru
, she has differentiated well and has given a solid performance.
Sharvanand, the Telugu actor, makes his debut in Tamil and has performed well. Though he gets to speak less, he has scored with his expressions and face reactions. Nadodigal
fame Ananya has also performed well. The cast have all done so well that it is very difficult to single out an outstanding performer amongst the four.
Engeyum Eppodhum dazzles thanks to a clearly sketched script and perfect characterization. C. Sathya's background music is an added strength. Maasama Aaru & Govindha Govindha
are his best song numbers. Aadukalam
fame Cinematographer R. Velraj is at his best though he is restricted to the insides of buses for the most part of the movie. Te. Kishore's Editing is also perfect, especially during the accident sequences.
Director Saravanan deserves a pat on his back for making a quality movie without adding any commercial elements such as item songs or action sequences. He also proves that it is possible to make a great movie with a simple plot. Though we are used to seeing reports of many accidents in the news, his live presentation of an accident ends up giving a lot of awareness.
Engeyum Eppodhum is a rare movie, and has come out as perfect as a dream. A sure Must Watch!