I watched this good film, 'AttaKathi', with my cousin on Tuesday evening in Drive-in; and it was a Tamil movie captured on a phase of life of a casual youth who seeking for love and it wasn’t like watching a movie, but just checking out the next door. Every character we come across the movie was so real and natural and even everyone are new faces, it wasn’t feel strange but too familiar like we interact every day in neighborhood.
The movie is all about the hero ‘Dhina allies Dinakaran’ who fall in love for every beautiful girl he come across and he leads a group of friends whose vow is to only love and marry... but at a moment in frustration that no one loves him, he decides love is not for him and changed his attitude and style, which leads him to college... where once again love knocks at the door.
The actor doesn’t expresses a gem of acting but his causality gets applauds and whenever he tries to react to emotion or impress a girl he leaves us aloof and laughter. There are many locally things in the movie that would cherish anybody who grows around Chennai and the bunch of Gaana songs are one of an enchanting of the movie, we get to experience after a long back.
Among the two more girls, Poornima holds charm somewhat on the screen; and buses play an important role in the movie where most of the scenes were captured inside the bus and on the footboard. Dhina is called as route thaala (leader) by everyone in college, which I am hearing first time, words used to describe the leader of the bus that en route to college; and something that I find great relief was that on one used cell phones!
It isn’t a usual love story where failures taken into serious destruction or depression, but everything were left lighthearted and like there’s an end, there’s a beginning... the love starts seeing another girl. The background score were somehow reminding the theater performance and the songs are unique and interesting to listen through refreshing lyrics! Aasai Oru Pulveli is my favorite song.
Atta Katha... deserves watching for its innovation and refreshing indeed!