Quick Review : Enai Noki Paayum Thota

By Rinku Gupta
Enai Noki Paayum Thota is a love story in typical Gautham Menon style, with a gangster  angle thrown in.

Basically its about Raghu ( an urban stylish avatar of Dhanush , in various get -ups , in a brilliant performance) a college student who falls for a budding actress ( Megha Akash, perfectly cast with a naivete, beauty and screen presence apt for the role). But there is her mentor ( Senthil Veeraswamy) who wants her to continue acting and forget about love, who acts as the obstacle in thier path. Do the lovers unite?
Added to this is the angle of a long lost brother of Raghu's called Thiru ( Sasikumar, who doesn't really fit the role of undercover cop somehow) who is in Mumbai. How the lives of Raghu, his lady love and Thiru intersect and what outcome does it have is the story.

Darbuka Siva's bgm snd songs take the film to the next level. Despite the long delay in release, the film seems fresh and contemporary. Dhanush plays the various stages in Raghu's life with consummate ease and the chemistry and romance is crackling between the lead pair, thanks to Gautham's inimitable writing, staging and filming techniques, with a touch romance in the smallest of situations.
Though the constant voice- over technique maybe bothersome at times, there are enough surprises at every step of the screenplay  to keep one engaged and invested in the proceedings.

Megha's dialogue delivery seems flat in a few places though. A few action scenes are a tad repetitive and some angles of the Mumbai portions seem too convenient and inexplicable. But overall, ENPT makes for a good watch for fans of the director's romantic touch.

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