Neethaane En Ponvasantham Review
Starring: Jeeva, Samantha,Santhanam
Director: Gautham Menon
Neethane En Ponvasantham is simply the love life of two individuals Varun [Jeeva] and Nithya Vasudevan [Samantha]. Varun and Nithya are school friends, meeting up with love proposals at the age of High-school and separates due to misunderstandings. At the age of 21, suddenly the lead pair meets up in the last days of their college in a cultural fest and there starts the journey of their love again, leading to separation for the second time. Watch out Neethane En Ponvasantham, to know whether Varun and Nithya have ever made up their love to marriage?
Jeeva has given good performance as ever. As Varun, Jeeva has shown utmost maturity with slight variation in his roles as school boy, teenager, a youngster and a working guy. Samantha has excelled with her performance and for the first time she has dubbed in her own voice, which is one of the highlights. Besides this, Samantha’s looks as a school girl are killing. Santhanam, as Jeeva’s friend will be seen in every frame and as-usual surpassed with his one liners and comic timing.
Gautham Menon, who is king of romantic entertainers, has managed to bring out Neethane En Ponvaasatntham well. But the slow paced screenplay will not go well with many of the audiences, especially non-romantic film lovers. Ilayaraja’s musical scores are classy and melodious, which are aesthetically shot by the makers. Cinematography is downcast and the crucial scenes are taken in long shots, care should have been taken on the camera placement. However, all the songs are beautifully captured. Editing by Anthony Gonsalves could have been done better.
Final Verdict: Reality not so gripping in the reel.