A passable entertainer that could’ve been spiced up more!
Story & Narration
Technical Aspects & Music
Hip Hop Tamizha has now carved a genre for himself. A nice concept, a big bunch of comedians, a song every 15 minutes, and the feel of an old-school entertainer – when all these come together, you know that it is coming with him in the lead. The latest to join the bandwagon is Naan Sirithal, a decent time pass entertainer that could have been a lot better.
The film makes use of the quirky concept where the hero suffers from a laughing disorder, and tries to cut out funny situations at every turn. Debutant director Raana shows promise in building up interesting sequences in the first half, but soon after that, his train runs out of steam.
Throughout the film, there are a lot of moments where some more flesh in the writing could have helped it further, as one does start to feel the dryness as the comedy quotient never gets to the point where it has to be.
Raana’s whacky characterizations get monotonous after a point, and the film’s final stretch is straight out of the usual comedy films.
Hip Hop Tamizha gets a good role that suits him well, and plays along to the character nicely. There are many moments where his characterization in itself helps brings out the laughs, so it would have been a touch easier to carry out the task. But for Ishwarya Menon who does a neat job and Badawa Gopi who is a great addition to the film, the rest of the supporting cast don’t bring anything special. While KS Ravikumar and Ravi Mariya are okay, the comic actors accompanying Hip Hop Tamizha end up exaggerating and spoiling the show.
Compared to his last two films, Hip Hop Tamizha’s music here doesn’t stand up too high. The visuals of the songs however, are quite enjoyable especially the Breakup Song which is a jolly good one.
On the whole, Naan Sirithal is at best a time pass entertainer that you should watch without complaining. The film could have done a lot more with its plot, and somewhere down the line, one might start to feel that Hip Hop Tamizh is being a part of the same film, again and again. Naan Sirithal Movie Review by Only Kollywood