`Thenavattu`strictly for the brain dead (IANS film review)
Thenavattu (chutzpah) is a tale strictly for the
brain dead. For the second time in a little over two months Sun Pictures have
come up with a film that seems sillier than their controversial maiden venture.
Director V.V Kathir has filched a few scenes from earlier hits without any sense
whatsoever, with ridiculous results.
The film is all about a rustic blacksmith Kootai (Jeeva) who makes sickles for a
For no apparent reason, the protagonist lands up in Chennai with a sidekick
(Ganja Karuppu) in tow to manufacture the deadly weapons for a gangster Kailasam
Suddenly a buxom belle Gayathri (Poonam Bajwa), a music teacher, enters the
scene and promptly falls in love with the sickle-maker.
Soon, there are others - an assorted bunch of politicians, cops and others who
drag the story towards a climax wherein the gangster`s son molests Gayathri
resulting in a vendetta.
The senseless storyline makes one wonder how Jeeva, who has been doing only
offbeat sensible films, accepted this assignment.
The cast, direction, music and comedy deserve to be ignored.