Gautham Menon, the king of romance, is once again back with yet another love story, Neethaane En Ponvasantham. After the sensuous Minnale and the poetical Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa, expectation are sky high on NEP. This time he has chosen Jiiva to be his charming coffee shop hero and pretty lass Samantha is the heroine. One of the major highlights of NEP is its music, by the legendary Ilaiyaraaja. So here we take a look at the film…
Varun Krishnan (Jiiva) meets the gorgeous Nithya Vasudevan (Samantha) at a college cultural meet. From there, the flashback begins… Varun and Nithya were childhood friends, but got separated due to a small misunderstanding. They meet again after seven years at a tuition centre and that kick starts a beautiful romantic saga between them… But it doesn’t last long…. Back to the present… Varun and Nithya decide to rekindle their romance but this time Nithya goes to Scotland for higher studies… Meanwhile, an incident changes Varun’s perspective towards life and he becomes more responsible. Varun starts preparing for CAT exam and that leads to many problems between the couple. The inevitable breakup happens again… What happens next forms the rest of the story? Watch the movie at theatres to know!
Jiiva and Samantha are an absolute treat to watch. Jiiva looks and costumes are very youthful and charming. It is good to see Samanth dubbing in her own voice, which has in deed become a rare phenomena in Kollywood. Kudos to director Gautham Menon. Ilaiyaraaja;s background score reminds us some of his best works in the 80’s and 90’s. The title track, "Neethaane En Ponvasantham’ and ‘Saindhu Saindhu’ are an absolute treat. However if you are expecting another VTV on screen, then that can lead into disappointments as NEP is completely a new experience. Cinematography by MS Prabu, Om Kumar and Kathir is brilliant while editing by Anthony is sleek.
A simple story, great performances and a feel-good romantic experience.
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