GVM is back with a cop subject, who definitely needs a hit. Finally, he has directed a movie with Ajith, which should have happened much much earlier. And, after a long time he is back with his best buddy Harris, who always delivers his best with Gautam.
What worked in the movie is Ajith's screen presence and he's looking so good in salt and pepper style that even made an unmarried girl to fall for him, love at first sight. Trisha was drop-dead gorgeous. Only GVM can show her so beautiful. As usual the matured romance between Ajith and Trisha were refreshing to watch. Its been a while since I saw better romance in an action movie. We usually get to see some stupid romance scenes between the lead pair just because the movie has a female lead.
Arun Vijay was equally good in the last one hour. Who was able to grab the attention and he did his part very well. For that matter, every GVM's villain did that with so it was no surprise. Also, Eesha was really cute and liked her performance as well. Especially in that scene where Ajith brings Anushks to his home and she says, "Of-course, Appa". Even, Nasser's cameo is also a good touch.
And, another biggest plus for the movie is Harris. BGMs were terrific and all the songs as well. Credits should be given to Thamarai as well for her fantastic lyrics. GVM-Harris-Thamarai combo never disappoints. As usual GVM pictured every song neatly. Sad that they have removed "Maya Bazaar" song now.
Each and every episode was really good. Ajith as undercover, he was having so much fun dancing 'Adharu Udharu'. Then, a beautiful romance with Trisha which was neatly captured in 'Mazhai vara poguthe' song, next was Ajith as a father, it was the best part in this movie, especially 'Unakenna Venum' song. And, the final part where he gets back to be (ex)cop again which again has another beautiful song 'Idhayathai Edho ondru'. Yes, the romance part reminds VV, the travel part reminds VA, and the end reminds KK.
Ajith always oscillates between that 'Mellisana Kodu' whether to become a cop or a gangster? Whether to go out and avenge Trisha's murder or to stay with his daughter? Whether to continue his job as a cop or to resign it? Whether to go out and help his friend to find his kidnapped daughter to stay back? Satyadev himself gets to know about him in each and every episode.
The negatives for me is Anushka's character, doesn't look like a female character in GVM's film. Also, that unwanted intro song for her which was really out of place. Also, too much of voice over, each and every character starts narrating the film. Anushka starts narrating, then its Ajith, Ajith's younger version, Ajith again, then Arun Vijay and ends with Ajith. No need for director's commentary when they release a dvd.
So overall, Yennai Arindhal is yet another GVM-style cop story, you get whatever you expect from his movies. This is how GVM's cop will be. Looking forward to the sequel to know what Satyadev's going to do next. Will he stay behind the line or go over for another episode, lets wait and watch, also a coffee is still pending with Anushka.
Rating - 3.5/5.0.