Written and directed by debutant Raana, Naan Sirithal is a youth-oriented musical starring Hiphop Tamizha and Iswarya Menon. Touted to be a comedy entertainer, the film shares a beautiful message that, ‘it is better to suppress your innermost emotions with a smile on your face’. Naan Sirithaal is an interesting offering from Tamil cinema; The premise of the story revolves around Gandhi (Hip Hop Aadhi), who suffers from pseudobulbar affect.
It opened to mixed reviews but became hit at the box office, which didn’t really come as a surprise to anyone. After all, Naan Sirithal is the big-screen (film) adaptation of Raana’s own (award-winning) short film Kekka Bekka Kekka Bekka. Here’s our complete review of the comedy-drama that’s currently streaming on the ZEE5 platform.
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Hiphop Tamizha’s film revolves around a man named Gandhi (an IT guy), who has a medical condition that made it impossible for him to control his laughter whenever he was faced with an uncomfortable situation. Gandhi, who laughs uncontrollably whenever he feels stressful, lands him only in trouble, creating havoc in his life. However, how he copes up with this laughing disorder and learns to face the problems without feeling apprehensive, shapes the remainder of the film.
The unique condition of Gandhi makes the first half of the film Naan Sirithaal. The circumstances led by Gandhi’s condition are hilarious yet touching. And, in the second half, the proceedings become a bit predictable. However, towards the climax, Yogi Babu’s introduction spices things up a little bit. From romance, friendship, family, emotions to comedy, and a preachy message, Naan Sirithal has all the required ingredients to be a popcorn entertainer. And with a spectacular cast like Aadhi, Badava Gopi and Munishkanth, whose comedy makes us laugh until our stomach hurts, the film takes us on a laughter ride. Our verdict would be that Naan Sirithal is an easy watch with some really great moments of laughter.
Aadhi as Gandhi in the film is really good. We must say, the actor has improved his skills in terms of acting and comic timing when compared to his work in his first two films. Iswarya Menon as Ankitha too did her bit well. She had a flair for comedy too and performed with quiet ease all through the film. KS Ravikumar as gangster Dilli Babu is convincing, and we are sure that Yogi Babu’s one-liners would be a big hit with the audiences. Aditionally, Badava Gopi pulled off a wonderful performance as his character seemed pretty easy, funny and relaxed.
Sundar C has produced the film under the banner Avni Cinemas. It also stars Badava Gopi, Eruma Saani Vijay, KS Ravikumar, Shah Ra, Munishkanth Ramdoss, Ravi Mariya, Sujatha Sivakumar, Sathya Kumar and Gowthami Vembunathan in supporting roles.
Naan Sirithaal had hit the silver screens on Valentine’s Day (February 14, 2020) but it is now available exclusively on the online streaming platform ZEE5.
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