After ‘Anananthapurathu Veedu’, ‘Masssu Engira Maasilamani’ and ‘Strawberry’, here comes another eerie thriller that gives importance to family elements.
But not just in its content, ‘Sangili Bungili Kadhava Thorae’ has lot of family elements in its casting and making too. While director Ike is grandson of M R Radha, his family members Radha Ravi and Radhika play important roles in the movie.
It is a decent directorial debut for Ike, and Jiiva, who has been waiting for a right break for many years, has finally got one.
Vasu (Jiiva) is a real estate broker. He, along with his partner Sooranam (Soori), uses some tricks to sell off properties. And the aim of Vasu is to own a house of his own, to keep his mother (Radhikaa) happy, for she has faced lot of troubles from house owners.
One day, he comes across a palatial bungalow. In a bid to buy it by reducing its price, Vasu spreads a rumour that the place is haunted. He also uses tricks to make people believe his claim.
After moving in, Vasu and his mother are shocked to find one Jambulingam (Thambi Ramaiah) and his wife (Devadarshini) are already living in the bungalow. They claim that it is their house.
In the meantime, all of them realise that the house is really haunted by a ghost named Sangili Aandavar (Radha Ravi). But it is a good-hearted ghost and it wants everyone to live together in peace
For Jiiva, this role is just a cakewalk. Sri Divya is cute and performs well too. There are four pillars in the cast and four in the technical department and they are Radha Ravi, Radhika, Suri and Divyadharshini in the first set and cinematographer Sathyan Sooryan, editor T.S. Suresh, music composer Vishal Chandrasekhar and art directior by Lalgudi Ilayaraja in the second. Thambi Ramaiah is equally good.
To list out the cons, the film is too predictable. Also, there are adult comedies (though some of them are enjoyable). But these things may not stop you from entering, or enjoying, ‘Sangili Bungili Kadhava Thorae’.
Rating: 3 out of 5