In India, commercial film-making has certain rules. One of the foremost rule is to 'forget logic,' then you need to embrace stereotypes. Empty your mind, fill it with these rules, then go watch a Tamil movie like Shankar Dayal’s Saguni, starring Karthick. After watching this movie, I asked some questions to myself. So what's the plot?
The story goes like this : A villain-politician (although villain and politician are like synonyms), Prakash Raj, kills the CM and becomes the new CM. Then, introduction of our hero, Karthick, a song, then we meet a auto-driver, Santhanam, a saving grace of commercial Tamil cinemas nowadays. Santhanam, with his witty, smart one-liners makes us forget the plot. But there need to be some kind of a story. As usual, our hero is from a village, comes to the big bad city, Chennai with a personal agenda. He is caught up among politics, tasmac wine shops, and a heroine. He applies a finesse in tackling all these three things.
Using muscles he thrashes corrupt politicians in tasmac Wine shop. With the help of Machiavellian tactics, he cleans up the political system, filled with scums. He makes a counselor, then a Mayor, takes a rest in jail, meets up the opposition party leader, talks for a span of five minutes, and changes him to a good guy. In the meantime, apart from relaxing in the jail and chatting with Santhanam, he pursues his love interest, through songs. Did our hero win the final battle, the state elections? Of course, we all know what is going to be the result.
What about the performances? The unsung hero Santhanam gives a great, humorous performance. His career now, is in a golden zone. Even his worst jokes, looks excellent when compared to the overall movie. Karthick is comfortable with his character, breeds joy and cheer. But, why is he-- a talented actor-- starring in a movie like this? answer : Commercial Cinema. Apart from duets, does this movie need a heroine? answer : It is a commercial cinema.
The screenplay is very weak. It is wandering like a rogue assassin. Can't they do a better job in writing a good screenplay? Of course they can't , it's a commercial cinema. There is no logic.......I mean......
Stop right there!!! It is a commercial cinema!! So, no more analysis and questions.
One Final question: Why India, a land of rich tales, can't produce more inspirational and parallel cinemas? COMMERCIAL CINEMA.