Come what may, nothing can stop the flow of masala movies as far as Tamil cinema is concerned. And interestingly, but for few which are very clichéd, many worked wonders in the box-office, right from the black and white era to these digital days.
Having immense faith in this theory, first-time filmmaker Vijay Prakash has dished out a commercial entertainer, which strictly follows all the unwritten rules. Bit too spicy, ‘Aadu Puli’ also entertains us to a decent extent.
Produced by Michael Rayappan of Global Infotainment (‘Naadodigal’ ‘Goripalayam’ and ‘Thenmerkku Paruvakattru’ to his credit), the movie has a huge star cast- Aadhi, Poorna, Prabhu, Ravichandran, K R Vijaya, Suresh and ‘Nizhalgal’ Ravi among others.
Our hero Idhayakani (Aadhi) comes from a very big family, consisting father Bhagyanathan (Prabhu) mother Kalaiarasi (Anupama), grandfather (Ravichandran), grandmother (K R Vijaya) and a sister.
Even as all is well in the family, Idhayakani falls in love with Anjali (Poorna), daughter of a powerful Minister Thillainayagam (Suresh). Surprisingly, Thillainayagam, who aspires to become the Chief Minister of the State, gives nod to his daughter’s affair.
The lover couple gets ready for marriage with blessings from elders in both the families, but hurdle after hurdle prevent them from tying the knot. Initially unable to find who is the archer behind all the arrows, Idhayakani is shocked when he comes to know about the villain. What starts is a game, which would remind you the title.
Aadhi is on an upgradation mode and ‘Aadu Puli’ is one more step to his reaching the stardom. He fits well to the mass hero role. Poorna does a neat job in the role offered to her. Prabhu, Ravichandran, K R Vijaya and Suresh add credibility to their characters.
Sundar C Babu’s music is average while Rajavel Oliveeran’s camera has worked within the commercial format. Songs penned by Vaalee, Viveka and Kalaikumar come in regular intervals, providing relief.
Finally, ‘Aadu Puli’ is a predictable and has all the ingredients we had already seen in many movies. But at the same time, it is a clean entertainer (certified U by the Censors), which is fit for complete family viewing.