Idharkuthane Aasaipattai Balakumara (2013)
Movie: Idharkuthaane Aasaipattai Balakumara (U)
Cast: Vijay Sethupathi, Pasupathi, Swaathi, Nanditha, Soori
Direction: Gokul
Producer: Mr.V.S.Rajkumar, Mr.J.Sathish Kumar
Banner: Leo Vision, JSK Film Corporation
Music: Sidharth Vipin
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Run Time: 143 Mins
Release Date : 02 Oct 2013

Idharkuthane Aasaipattai Balakumara (2013)

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With back-to-back success like Pizza and Soodhu Kavvum, Vijay Sethupathi has become the most bankable star in Kollywood today. After Rowthiram, Director Gokul seems to have struck the right chord, etching out a comedy movie.

Idharkuthane Aasapattai Balakumara (IAB) portrays the love stories of two attention-grabbing characters, whose individualities and backgrounds are at two extremes, but ultimately get to meet each other due to a few mistakes that come out as a cool message to the audience.

Story
After the serious Rowthiram, it is a revelation to see Gokul handling a comedy script with ease. He has used the first half to introduce and develop the characters while the twist and turns take place in the second half. The story happens in a single day and Gokul’s gripping screenplay with a detailed treatment makes the film engaging.

The film revolves around five characters that on a certain day cross paths due to an incident in a local liquor joint. These characters don’t know each other, but are connected in some way.

Sumar Moonji Kumar (Vijay Sethupathi) is a carefree youth who lives in the suburbs of Chennai and his only motto is to win the heart of Kumudha(Nanditha). Kumudha on the other hand is completely hates Kumar so as her dad (Patimandram Raja). Raja seeks the help of local don Pasupathi in order to get a relief from Sumar Moonji Kumaru’s love torture.

Mean time Bala(Ashwin) is another uber cool youth who is in love with hyper possessive Renu (Swathi) and also always hates his bank job, especially because of his manager (MS Baskar). The lives of Kumar and Bala meet at an accident and the rest of the things form the crux of the story.

Idharkuthane Aasaipattai Balakumara (2013), 7.6 out of 10 based on 578 ratings

4 Comments

  1. Behindwoods
    October 3, 2013, 5:36 am

    Idharkuthaane Aasaipattai Balakumara will make you leave the theatre happy!

    Vijay Sethupathi as Sumar Moonji Kumar has done it yet again, raising his pennant higher, making himself more visible to his fervent fans.

    Director Gokul’s introduction of the characters in a single frame with a touch of humour is an interesting point-out that sets up the stage. Ashwin Kakamanu, who plays the role of Bala, has had his own scoring areas, and the actor has exploited them well. Swati and Nandita, the love interests of Ashwin and Vijay Sethupathi respectively, look beautiful and precisely like the girls next door.

    Idharkuthaane Aasaipattai Balakumara is not an adhesive that keeps you glued on the seat, but is a spring that might make you bounce with laughter. Go for it and make Kumudha happy.

  2. Sify
    October 3, 2013, 5:39 am

    IAB will provide the best fun you can have at cinemas, so go for it.

    Gokul deserves a special mention for giving importance to each and every character even in the smallest role.

    Vijay Sethupathi has become a darling of the masses. Scene after scene, the audience hoots and cheers for him in unison. Even though the film is lead by Vijay and Bala as lead actors, it wouldn’t have been a wholesome entertainer had it not been for other actors like Pasupathy, Soori and others.

    What a comeback this is for Pasupathy, who makes you laugh with every dialogue. Ashwin as Bala is equally good and he also shares some of the best scenes with M.S. Bhaskar and Swathi.

    Gokul deserves the tiger’s share, because not only he entertains, but manages to leave an impact with his sensible message.

  3. India Glitz
    October 3, 2013, 5:44 am

    Humor and a message, good going Balakumara!

    Director Gokul has conveyed rather an elusive message through a fun packed movie which through the first half traverses quickly and shrugs in the second. The harmful effect of drinking and aftermath is a simple message conveyed with the help of Madhan’s fun filled dialogues.

    Till the first half you’d wonder where the so-called-story is, but all in all a Vijay showdown with his local slangs and a volley of Madras Bashai. Not far away is the lad Ashwin (Mankatha fame) plays the handsome Chennai lad who is in love with Swathi a possessive gal by nature. The way he manages between his boss and a perturbed lover goes down well with the viewers. Watch out for “Kumudha likes”, a rib-tickling one liner from Sumar Moonji Kumaru!

    On the minus side, the same pace in the first half is missing through the second. Looking at the movie as an overall package, it misses the WOW factor. If comedy and time pass is what you are looking for, then this movie is a sure shot go.

  4. guru
    November 20, 2013, 6:46 pm

    nice to watch the movie. Good luck for vijay sethupathi!

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