I read and heard from many sources that this movie titled ‘Santosh Subramaniyam’ is one of the best to have happened in the recent times. Quite a few of my friends who had seen ‘Bommarilu’ – the orginal version of this movie in Telugu went gaga about it as well. More often than not, watching a movie with such a hype takes your expectation levels sky high and this is what happened when I happened to watch ‘Santosh Subramaniyam’ yesterday.

To be honest, it is a neat family entertainer packed with good songs, decent comedy and what not. With very few exceptions, I haven’t seen many movies that places importance to the role of female character lead. ‘Santosh Subramaniyam’ is one such exception. Genelia in the lead role is very live and bubbly and it is obvious that Jeyam Ravi has found it tough to cope up with her. In fact, so powerful was Genelia’s innocent character that the role is the main strength of that movie. However, by unnecessarily overplaying certain aspects of the character is in a way irritating.

Leaving aside these drawbacks, it is certainly a nice movie to watch and one must appreciate the director for presenting a serious storyline in a light hearted way laced with humour. Certainly worth watching, at least once.

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அரà¯?மையான பாடலà¯?களà¯?, நலà¯?ல நகைசà¯?சà¯?வையà¯?டனà¯?, அனாவசிய கà¯?தà¯?தà¯? பாடà¯?டà¯?, இரடà¯?டை அரà¯?தà¯?த வசனஙà¯?களà¯? à®?தà¯?மினà¯?றி கà¯?டà¯?à®®à¯?பதà¯?தோடà¯? பாரà¯?கà¯?க கூடிய படமà¯? எனà¯?பதிலà¯? சநà¯?தேகமிலà¯?லை. அணà¯?மைகà¯? காலஙà¯?களிலà¯? வநà¯?த திரைபà¯?படஙà¯?களிலà¯?, கà¯?றிபà¯?பாக நானà¯? பாரà¯?தà¯?தவறà¯?றிலà¯? கதாநாயகியினà¯? பாதà¯?திரதà¯?திறà¯?கà¯? அதிக à®®à¯?கà¯?கியதà¯?தà¯?வமà¯? கொடà¯?தà¯?தà¯? எடà¯?கà¯?கபà¯?படà¯?டவை வெகà¯? கà¯?றைவà¯?. சநà¯?தோஷà¯? சà¯?பà¯?பிரமணியமà¯? அநà¯?த கà¯?றையை நனà¯?றாகவே போகà¯?கà¯?கிறதà¯?. ஜெனிலியாவினà¯? தà¯?à®±à¯?தà¯?à®±à¯?பà¯?பான நடிபà¯?பிறà¯?கà¯? ஈடà¯? கொடà¯?பà¯?பதà¯? ‘ஜெயமà¯?’ ரவிகà¯?கà¯? பெரà¯?à®®à¯? சவாலாக உளà¯?ளதà¯?. சொலà¯?லபà¯? போனாலà¯?, ஜெனிலியாவினà¯? வெளà¯?ளநà¯?தியான பாதà¯?திரமà¯? தானà¯? இநà¯?த படதà¯?தினà¯? பலமà¯?. ஆனாலà¯?, அதையே திரà¯?à®®à¯?பதà¯? திரà¯?à®®à¯?ப, சறà¯?à®±à¯? அதிகபà¯?படியாக காடà¯?டà¯?வதà¯? சலிகà¯?கிறதà¯?. நனà¯?றாக செனà¯?à®±à¯? கொணà¯?டிரà¯?கà¯?கà¯?à®®à¯? படதà¯?திலà¯? தேவையிலà¯?லாமலà¯? தொயà¯?வை à®?à®±à¯?படà¯?தà¯?தà¯?பவை இவை.

கà¯?றைவாகவே உளà¯?ள கà¯?றைகளை பொரà¯?டà¯?படà¯?தà¯?தாமலà¯? படதà¯?தைபà¯? பாரà¯?தà¯?தாலà¯?, ஒரà¯? சீரியசான கரà¯?வை நலà¯?ல நகைசà¯?சà¯?வையோடà¯? கொடà¯?தà¯?ததறà¯?கà¯? மூலகà¯?கதாசிரியரையà¯?à®®à¯?, இயகà¯?கà¯?னரையà¯?à®®à¯? பாராடà¯?டதà¯?தானà¯? வேணà¯?டà¯?à®®à¯?. Certainly worth watching, at least once.

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  1. Chakra,

    Your review is worth reading before watching the movie.
    Btw, Idhaiye hype-unnu sonna ,
    Sivaji matrum pala bollywood movies hype-a enna vendendru solvadhu !!
    Thodarattum ungal Ezhuthu Pani……

    Regards
    Priya

  2. Chakra,

    Thanks for the review. I also heard good things about SS. Would like to watch it one of these days.

    I am glad such movies are coming out , which is good for the Tamil audience.

  3. எனனஙà¯?க….. மேஜரà¯? சà¯?நà¯?தரராஜனà¯? பாணியிலà¯? விமரà¯?சனமà¯? பணà¯?ணியிரà¯?கà¯?கீஙà¯?க – ஆஙà¯?கிலதà¯?திலையà¯?à®®à¯? தமிழிலà¯?மாக. 🙂

    Thanks for the review. ஆநà¯?திராவிலà¯? சகà¯?கைபோடà¯? போடà¯?ட படமà¯? ‘பொமà¯?மரிலà¯?’.
    படதà¯?தைகà¯? காண விசாகபà¯?படà¯?டினதà¯?தினà¯? சஙà¯?கமà¯?சரதà¯? திரையரஙà¯?கதà¯?தினà¯?ளà¯? நà¯?ழைநà¯?தபோதà¯?, அதனà¯? நூறாவதà¯? நாளிலà¯?à®®à¯? அரஙà¯?கிலà¯? நிறமà¯?பி வழிநà¯?த கூடà¯?டமே படதà¯?தினà¯? வெறà¯?றிகà¯?கà¯?கà¯? கடà¯?டியஙà¯?கூறியதà¯?. பிரகாஷà¯?ராஜà¯?தானà¯? தமிழிலà¯?à®®à¯? வரà¯?வாரà¯? என யூகிதà¯?ததà¯? எனà¯?னவோ சரியானதà¯?, ஜெனிலியாவà¯?à®®à¯? தமிழிலà¯? வரà¯?வாரà¯? எனà¯?à®±à¯? எதிரà¯?பà¯?பாரà¯?கà¯?கவிலà¯?லை. சிதà¯?தாரà¯?தà¯?தே தமிழிலà¯?à®®à¯? வநà¯?திரà¯?கà¯?கலாமà¯?.

    எனதà¯? ஆநà¯?திர நாடà¯?களிலà¯?, நானà¯? பெரà¯?à®®à¯?பாலà¯?à®®à¯? à®®à¯?ணà¯?à®®à¯?ணதà¯?த பொமà¯?மரிலà¯?வினà¯? இனிய பாடலà¯?களà¯? தமிழிலà¯?à®®à¯? அதே இசையிலà¯? கிடà¯?டதà¯?தடà¯?ட அதே பொரà¯?ளà¯?பட வநà¯?திரà¯?பà¯?பதைபà¯? போல à®®à¯?à®´à¯?பà¯? படதà¯?தினையà¯?à®®à¯? அபà¯?படியே தமிழிலà¯? ரீமேகà¯? செயà¯?திரà¯?நà¯?தாலà¯? கூட நனà¯?றாகதà¯?தானà¯? இரà¯?கà¯?கà¯?மோ எனà¯?à®±à¯? நினைகà¯?கிறேனà¯?. இரà¯?நà¯?தà¯?à®®à¯? இனà¯?à®±à¯? மாலை, சநà¯?தோஷà¯? சà¯?பà¯?பிரமணியமà¯? படதà¯?தினைபà¯? பாரà¯?தà¯?தà¯?விடà¯?டே சொலà¯?கிறேனà¯?. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Chakra,

    Agree with you. but Bommarilu naan first’ae paathen. That was an excellent movie. Siddarth was awesome. Adha paathutu, Tamizh paatha avlova pidikalai. I mean ellarum seyarkaya nadikara maathriyae irunthathu. And ditto’va copy pannathu nalla illai. I mean even dialogues. Kadhai, Thiraikadhai, Vasanam ku en director Raja per potaanghanu thonidthu. He did only the direction. micham elaam ditto translation.

    J

  5. Hi Chakra,

    Bommarillu(sp?) is one of the few Telugu movies that I have actually watched fully and liked. Will add this movie to my list.

    ~Vivin

  6. Priya – I agree with your comment on hype… but i didn’t know much abt this movie or Bommarilu..
    so, when ppl talk so much abt a Jeyam Ravi movie, i felt it a bit hyped. 🙂

    Saranyan – sure… will watch Bommarilu soon.

    Uma – Did you get to watch it ?

    PK – lots of recco for Bommarilu.

    Narayanan – you won’t watch it in theatres, right? 🙂

    பாரதிய நவீன இளவரசனà¯? – Welcome here.

    J, Vivin – thanks for being here… you ppl make me feel like that i have to run out now to a gulti store and get the DVD of bommarilu. 🙂

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