“Brindhaavanam”… A crude mix of comedy and drama, with a few laughs from Vivekh

Posted on June 2, 2017


Spoilers ahead…

Read the full review on Film Companion, here: https://www.filmcompanion.in/article/brindhaavanam-movie-review

Here’s an example of what passes for comedy in a Radha Mohan movie. Sandhya (the spirited Tanya Ravichandran) pulls a male friend close for a selfie. He preens happily… until she tells him the picture is her response to a friend who went to Bangkok and clicked herself with a chimp. Here’s an example of what passes for tragedy in a Radha Mohan movie. Louis (M. S. Bhaskar) tells a sad story — his life’s story — to a man he’s just met, to the accompaniment of sad music that alerts us that this isn’t a Radha Mohan Comedy Scene™ but a Radha Mohan Tragedy Scene™. Alternate these emotions for a couple of hours and you get Brindhaavanam. The tag line could be “If you liked Mozhi…”

Continued at the link above.

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