The protagonist who balances his love and revenge battle
fame Arulnithi, the grandson of the DMK supremo and Praneetha are in the lead roles and is directed by debutant director Chaplin, who has worked as an associate for Pasanga
fame Pandiraj and Dharani.
Director Chaplin has presented Udhayan as a romantic action affair which revolves around a fun loving guy and his love life. Though we have seen many love at first sight depictions, this attempt is different. The interesting first half is well split between romance, action, comedy and suspense. Santhanam helps with his hilarious comedy.
However, the second half is hardly able to keep up the tempo and gives a stretchy feel. The flash back sequences of Udhayan are well presented. The usual type of rowdyism as shown in every other movie is boring. Director Chaplin could have been concentrated on the script in the second half of the movie.
Arulnidhi has improved very much from his previous venture Vamsam as he is more convincing as Udhayan with his good performance. He perfectly fits his roles as Banker and chieftain of the village. Height and physic are a great help for his action avatar.
Praneetha, the beautiful doll from Tollywood, has given a great maiden attempt. She has done a decent job and has delivered what her role demanded. Her appearance is also impressive, and resembles Kajal Agarwal at times.
Santhanam has done a great job as expected, and his performances are appreciable. He steals the first half of the movie with some good comedy. Asish Vidhyarthi has scored well. The villain Appu and all the other cast have also performed well.
S. D. Vijay Milton’s camera is brilliant and fantastic, and he has scored well in capturing the action sequences. Manikanth Kadri’s music is impressive with fascinating background score and some good romantic song numbers. Te. Kishore’s editing is crisp and sharp.
Overall, Udhayan is a good entertainer if logic and reality are left behind. Chaplin’s script is a common and predictable one for tamil movies and resembles Vishal’s Sandai Kozhi
at most frames. A stretchy second half has also not helped its cause. Arulnithi’s performance and Santhanam’s comedy saves the day for Udhayan, a Can Watch!