Enakkul Oruvan (2015)
Movie: Enakkul Oruvan (CBFC U)
Cast: Siddharth, Deepa Sannidhi, Amit Bhargava
Direction: Prasath Ramar
Producer: C V Kumar
Banner: Thirukumaran Entertainment
Music: Santhosh Narayanan
Genre: Thriller, Sci-Fi, Drama
Run Time: 137 Mins
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Enakkul Oruvan (2015)

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Enakkul Oruvan is a psychological thriller directed by newcomer Prasath Ramar. This is the remake of the Kannada sleeper hit Lucia, which set a new trend of sorts. Starring Siddharth, Deepa Sannidhi and others, the film is an ode to dreams. Music is by the happening Santhosh Narayanan. Enakkul Oruvan is the 25th film in Siddharth’s career.

Story

Vicky (Siddharth) is an usher at an old rundown theatre. His other problem or fascination should we say is Deepa Sannidhi who plays his love interest. Deepa is an aspiring actress and wants to make it big someday. Siddharth on the other hand wants to lead a very simple life and always dreams of wooing his lady love as an ordinary person. He suffers from insomnia and during one sleepless night, he meets some dubious characters, who introduce him to the world of Lucia.

The drug dealer promises him that the Lucia pills would not only gift him some sleep but would also help him to realize his dreams through dreams.

For Vicky, who is a simpleton, in love with a girl beyond his reach, Lucia offers a way to vent his frustrations.

In his dreams, Vicky is an extremely rich and famous movie star, called Vignesh, who has the world at his beck and call. Girls fawn over him and he can have everything he wishes for without a struggle.

9 Reviews

  1. Siddharth Srinivas
    7/10

    Convincing product and the result is positive

    Enakkul Oruvan is a convincing product from CV Kumar and team. Almost every individual has put in his best and the result is a positive one. While the slow pace of the film remains an issue for some, a few others may find it confusing and over-the-head.

    Drawing comparisons to the original, Enakkul Oruvan finds itself a tad behind. However, Prasath Ramar manages to join the dots, making this a film which deserves your eyes. Go watch it. Do not forget your brains.

  2. Avinash Gopinath
    7/10

    Brave and unique attempt, clear cut winner because of a fantastic team work

    Siddharth as an actor has come a long way and has dished out an unbelievable performance in Enakkul Oruvan. Newcomer Deepa Sannidhi is convincing enough and one might feel that her talent would be wasted in Tamil cinema if not properly used.

    A complicated screenplay is neatly pulled off and yet it succeeds in confusing the general audience in parts. But that’s where the film demands your complete concentration and keeps you hooked throughout. Santhosh Narayanan’s background score is fresh and suits well to almost all the scenes effortlessly. Gopi Amarnath’s camera work is a big plus.Leo John Paul editing makes this an interesting watch.

    Enakkul Oruvan is a brave and unique attempt. Non-linear films are difficult to be conveyed convincingly but debutant director Prasad Ramar has done a fabulous job. Overall Enakkul Oruvan is a clear cut winner because of a fantastic team work.

  3. Behindwoods
    6/10

    With a lucid screenplay, Lucia-remake could have been better

    A psychological thriller with little bit of fantasy sprinkled to add some spice. Bradley Cooper’s Limitless has a similar idea, but Enakkul Oruvan is smarter. The dichotomy as a deprived loser and a Superstar is neatly and aptly enacted by Siddharth. Deepa Sannidhi’s acting is matured and considering her looks, she can do it all.

    The way the intricacies in the story get to unfold is a true delight to watch. Leo John Paul’s cuts in the Prabhalamagavey song are top-notch but he could have been ruthless on the edges to have given a sharper film in the end. Santhosh Narayanan’s songs are an enchantment to the film and his explorative BGM does kindle us.

    By not comparing the original and looking at it as a separate film, this version is definitely a palpable attempt. Enakkul Oruvan would have been better with a rock-solid narration and a hard-hitting screenplay. The story’s vision lacks the intensity and the focus. If the pace of the movie had also chipped in, Enakkul Oruvan would have got the right essence of unveiling the conflict between dream and reality.

    Enakkul Oruvan isn’t a remake which is done just for the sake of it, but you will feel that there could have been more to it.

  4. Indiaglitz
    7/10

    Engaging tale of dream and reality

    Shifting between two stories, the movie doesn’t lose grip on either one but rather focuses to indulge ourselves in those characters. As one would’ve expected, the movie predominantly shuttles between dream and reality, how and where details is best to watch and find out considering the genre.

    The positives to take back of clearly the unusual storyline with a screenplay that matches the plots intent. Siddharth’s acting is the next big thing to watch out for the man has gone far away from the stereotype image of a chocolate boy and has shifted gears to matured roles. For one moment he looks like a million bucks then immediately off to its opposite.

    Razor sharp editing by Leo John has assisted director Prasath to concentrate more on shuttling between the non-linear story. Be it infusing dream into reality or other way around the director has master crafted a plot that hooks the audience to come out of this experience whole heartedly.

    Enakkul Oruvan starts lazily wanting for a spice factor but still engages you to the end with its powerfully crafted storyline. A clean watch to the end.

  5. A knockout conceit, a middling movie

    Prasad Ramar, the director, sticks fairly close to the template of the original – there are also subplots about detectives on a case, and loan sharks bearing down on the owner of the movie theatre (Naren) – but a lot is lost in the execution.

    If you’ve seen Lucia, you’ll miss at least two audacious scenes, one where Vicky’s torch turns into a projector, another where Vicky and Vignesh step into each other’s worlds. But even if you aren’t familiar with the source material, you may wonder why the happenings feel so flat, why the film doesn’t flow smoothly, why there’s so little mood.

    It’s no surprise that Enakkul Oruvan lacks the intimate texture and delicacy of Lucia. When you open up a niche, crowd-sourced film into something more mainstream, you are going to get more… “commercial.” And yet, the thing that made Lucia Lucia was its very offbeat-ness. Watching Enakkul Oruvan, you’re left with the feeling of waking up from a dream and coming face-to-face with harsh Kollywood reality.

  6. 6/10

    A neat work on dream and reality

    Debutant director Prasad Ramar presents a neat and tightly scripted film. Ramar’s creation may well go on to clinch kudos, especially the superb way dream and reality has been juxtaposed. Some intelligent intercuts divide hallucination/dream and the real through colour and black-and white imagery.

    Siddharth sans the macho image of the Tamil hero is a delight to watch, particularly the way he disappears into the two Vickys — one a bumbling illiterate usher and the other, a suave actor at the helm of stardom. Deepa Sannadhi essays Vick’s lover on either side of the spectrum, and though a little stiff at times, her chemistry with Siddharth is comfortingly warm

  7. Rediff
    6/10

    Engaging and admirable effort by the debutant director, definitely worth watching

    With the sheer number of similar characters moving in and out of every scene, it is only due to the efforts of editor Leo John Paul that the film’s chaotic screenplay makes sense.

    The unconventional music that is the trademark of Santhosh Narayanan is perfect for this intriguing half dream and half realistic plot.

    The unhurried pace and the dominance of the fantastical element in the film dilute the intensity of the narration somewhat.

    The characters in the make-believe world do not inspire much empathy. But the climax gives the film a whole new meaning. It emphasises with the unreasonable logic that it is always someone else who is blessed with a perfect life: ‘Your small life is somebody’s big dream.’

  8. The climax will leave you melted and concentrated

    The director evidently has put in some significant thought and effort into providing at least a tinge of originality in what seems like, a spate of Tamil films that even formulas can’t save. It’s hard to draw the right cast for such a screenplay though, and the supporting roles as well as major aspects of the transformation involving the dreams seems a little unexceptional in its execution.

    Gopi’s cinematography is a huge compliment given the troubles involved in the transition between black and white and colour. Similarly, Santhosh Narayanan in the music department infuses a much needed oomph into the film. Despite few shortcomings, EO culminates into a climax that may possibly leave you melted and concentrated. It is the apotheosis of the intense.

  9. Sify

    Refreshingly fresh from normal formula films, we recommend this one. A good time guaranteed.

    Enakkul Oruvan is a bold and unique attempt with sharp performances and a tight script, it is 136 mints well spent. It is sans the normal commercial aspects for a Tamil movie and the icing on the cake is the intelligent screenplay by Pawan Kumar which is well supported by top notch cinematography and music.

    Santhosh Narayan’s music that plays almost another character in the movie. The ‘Endi Ippadi..’ and ‘Prabalamagavey..’ with amazing beats is outstanding with brilliant choreography. Gopi Amarnath’s cinematography is sparkling and editor Leo John Paul’s cuts are perfec

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