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Movie Review: Indru Mudhal (2003) Back to Movie
Rate movie A movie review by Balaji Balasubramaniam
Fans Rating: 81%%81%% 81% (16 votes)
Movie Still Indru Mudhal takes the second half of Kaadhal Koattai and makes a full movie out of it. So we get a hero and heroine who keep fighting while they are in fact childhood friends who are trying to find each other. The director places enough obstacles in their way to make the movie a marginally entertaining one.

Krishna(Mithun) and Geetha(Daisy), students at the Navy cadet college, are constantly at each other's throats while Jenni(Nandhita), another of their classmates, is in love with Krishna. Little do Krishna and Geetha know that they were close childhood friends who had been separated when Krishna had to move to Chennai after the death of his parents. When they go to Gujarat to attend a common acquaintance's marriage, Krishna and Geetha come together without knowing each other's identities but fate separates them again.

Whatever the director's faults, he cannot be faulted with a lack of imagination. The means he employs to make sure Mithun and Daisy never realise each other's identities definitely require a lot of imagination. This is especially evident during the entire sequence that takes place in Gujarat. The coincidences that result in the situation the two find themselves in are completely cinematic but imaginative. On the bright side, there is some suspense since we are never sure what the resolution of the sequence will be.

It looks like the director wasn't sure about the exact relationship between Mithun and Daisy. While they start off bickering, the sequence where they are stranded in the woods leads us to believe that the friction between then could be thawing off. But once the sequence ends, they go right back to where they were before and so the the entire sequence seems redundant. The close misses the two have after returning from Gujarat are similar to episodes in other movies with the same theme and have been done better elsewhere(Kaadhal Koattai for example). example.

K.S.Ravikumar is responsible for the major comedy track as a doctor who can never be flustered but gradually loses it over an imaginary secret he thinks the hero holds. While initially amusing, the one-joke track loses momentum with each new sequence and ends up getting on our nerves. But using K.S.Ravikumar to end the movie is a clever touch from the director. Ramesh Khanna raises more laughs with his color blindness(the sequence where the police inspector asks him to call his wife is a nice one) though one feels the situations have not been exploited as much as possible.

Mithun is likeable but has similar expressions most of the time making it difficult to infer if he is laughing or crying! Daisy looks pretty and does well. Nandhita doesnt have much to do as the predetermined loser in the love triangle. Nagesh has some nice one-liners and delivers them in his own style while Sarathbabu and Yuvarani play typical parents.

Rate movie A movie review by Balaji Balasubramaniam