The story starts off with
Raghuvaran, a passport issuing officer and his wife Shanthi Krishna... Raghu tells Shanthi
that he did something unfaithful while he was in Goa (see the movie to know what it
is.) She immediately leaves for her mother's house. Raghu tries to stop her by
apologizing, but in vain.
Raghu's brother Vijay and Shanthi's brother Surya meet in a cinema theatre. Vijay blames
Shanthi to be the cause of the problem and Surya blames Raghu for the same. They keep on
fighting like this throughout the movie. Meanwhile both the heroes Vijay and Surya find
their own girlfriends and fall in love... Vijay is paired with Kausalyaa (Kalamellam
Kadhal Vazgha) while Surya is paired with Simran (VIP). There are some very good love
scenes and love songs to enjoy. The songs are super. Sabhas Deva!
(Still from "Nerukku Ner")
Back to Raghu... One day he finds a bundle of cash on his table and meets the person
(Karan) who kept the money there. Raghu finds out that Karan is an MLA, wanted by the
police. Karan wants to leave the country to escape from the police and he needs a fake
passport, since his passport is confiscated by the police; He tells Raghu to get one for
him; but Raghu disagrees and calls the police instead; The MLA gets angry and promises to
avenge Raghu. Meanwhile, Raghu and Shanthi apply for a divorce. Child custody of their
daughter Sona (Baby Jennifer), who was in her periamma's (Shanthi's sister's) house when
the break up occurred, is given to the mother by the court.
One day Surya takes Sona to a fair and somehow loses her. In the confusion that follows,
Sona falls from a ferri-wheel and is taken to the hospital by Vijay. She is brought to
Raghu's house, once she recovers. Soon Vijay discovers that Sona has lost her hearing in
Some days later Surya finds that Sona is missing... Raghu tells everyone that Sona is in
his sister's house. Since Sona's custody is given to the mother, this action of Raghu's is
wrong in the eyes of law. So Shanthi and Surya accompanied by a lawyer come to Raghu's
house to get Sona back. At that time, Raghu suffers a serious asthma attack, while in the
bathroom, and everyone saves him. After recovering Raghu tells that Sona is not in his
sister's house, but has been kidnapped by Karan who is out on bail.
In the turn of events, Raghu issues a fake passport
to Karan... But he doesn't want Karan to escape from the police. And the two heroes who
join hands for the first time in this movie, make sure that this doesn't happen... They
save Sona who is with the MLA's wife and brother-in-law in a van, which is roaming around
somewhere in the city; Finally the police arrest the MLA.
How Vijay and Surya go about saving Sona is to be seen either on the silver screen or on
Overall a good movie to watch, with a lot of advice. Songs are very good (Aval Varuvaalla,
Akila Akila, Manam Virumbudhae) but the locations chosen to shoot the songs are boring and
cheap. Why did Maniratnam spend so little on this movie, in particular the songs; while
everyone else seems to be going overseas for song picturisation? Surya's acting
is not up to the mark. There are only two fights between Vijay and Surya. One of them
lasts only for a few seconds, until the police come and stop it. Another big fight is
in the last quarter of the movie, and of course there is one fight with the villain. So
this movie is good for family watching as there are no violent scenes. Another plus point
is that Raghu is acting as a very good man in this movie. Manivannan and Vivek provide the
laughs (which have nothing to do with the main story). So go ahead and watch it and give
yourself a treat. I'm sure you will enjoy it.