“Enai Noki Paayum Thota”… Gautham Menon and Dhanush give us a fine romance that slides into a generic action-thriller

Posted on November 29, 2019


Perhaps for the first time, the voiceovers feel not just like inner thoughts, but also contain fragments of information that make us anticipate things.

Spoilers ahead…

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After a long time, there’s a genuine, all-out romance on screen. I mean, yes, last week we got Adithya Varma but that, of course, was in a completely different zone. Enai Nokki Paayum Thota is about a girl and a boy and all the delicate shades in their relationship that slowly transforms from friendship to full-on love. The usual way to shoot a girl on a swing is to show her throwing her head back and laughing, imagine (just) her feet suddenly appearing in the frame, propelled by a swing that remains blocked by a wall! That’s the kind of delicacy I’m talking about. We use the word “bloom” while talking about this genre: we say “a romance bloomed between them”. That’s the sense Gautham Vasudev Menon imbues this relationship with, the sense of something blossoming petal by fragrant petal. 

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