Vijay Superum Pournamiyum Review & Rating
Vijay Superum Pournamiyum Review: Simple and Feel-Good Romantic Entertainer
We have seen it all in the past and it still happens in the present. It is not a bad thing. But it is not a good thing too. A love story between an aimless boy and a dead serious about her goal sort of heroine has been attempted millions of times in Indian Cinema. But what separates Vijay Superum Pournamiyum from the other films, is the contemporary setting and the refreshing treatment! Heck! The Jodi of the hero and heroine is so good that you'll forget the other things.
Vijay and Pournami
Vijay is your average youngster who has no aim in life and wanders just like that. He has completed his B. Tech, which means he is jobless as is the case with such heroes in our films. He has a family and he loves his family members. But they don't believe in him. One fine day, he meets a girl named Pournami accidentally and they meet again which shows them a connection between them.
But Pournami is not like our hero Vijay. She is calculated and is practical in life. She wants to make her business plans tick. She too, being a girl, is not believed by her parents who want to get her married off at the right age. How the interactions with each other bring change in their lives and how and if they get united in the end form the rest of the story.
Writing and direction
The story of this film is wafer thin. They meet. They take leave. They meet again. They talk to each other. They share their thoughts. Their interactions lead to progress in fulfilling their lives. All these scenes are handled with a deft touch by the director Jis Joy. The modern-day setting is used to tell the generation gap between present-day parents, and the youth whose thought process is leaps and bounds different from those who are from a generation or two ago.
But the movie is dragged to no extent in the first half. The lack of drama and slow narration makes the film test the patience of the audience until midway through the second half. there are several scenes that took inspiration from movies of this genre. This film has close resemblance with the 2016 Telugu film Pelli Choopulu (marriage looks) and the Kannada movie Simple Agi Ondh Love Story. of course, the resemblance is just with the feel of the narration.
When it comes to performances, Asif Ali looked natural in the role as it is a tailor-made character for him. Aishwarya Lekshmi of Mayaanadhi fame is terrific in the role of a girl with a clear goal in life. This is another top class role for her after Priya in Varathan. It is actually she who dominates with her screen presence. Balu Varghese, Aju Varghese, Renji Panicker are good in their supporting roles.
Pournami Superalle song is the highlight when it comes to the music and the background score is decent. The cinematography is pleasant on the eyes. The editing is okayish with a few good minutes could be cut off to make it a tighter film. The locations have a nice feel. The production scale is limited which worked wonders for the film.
Vijay Superum Pournamiyum is a simple romantic comedy with a predictable story but a surprisingly unpredictable narration. The chemistry of the lead pair, pleasant cinematography, and the feel-good moments make it a decent watch despite a few flaws in execution. If you go without any expectations, you'll enjoy an idle weekend. Others, just wait till it is available on streaming services or television premiere.
- Feel-good moments
- Lead pair
- Modern setting
- Slow narration
- Radio station scene
Pycker Rating: 2.75 out of 5