Cast: Siva Karthikeyan, Priya Anand, Dhanush, Nayantara
Director: R. S. Dhurai Senthil Kumar
Music: Anirudh Ravichander
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Run Time: 132 Mins
Release Date : 1 May 2013
Ethir Neechal (2013)
Ethir Neechal is the maiden production venture of the actor Dhanush. He has signed up Siva Karthikeyan to play the lead role. Priya Anand plays as opposite him. Attakathi fame Nandita also shares the screens as the second female lead.
Directed by Vetrimaran’s assistant R.S DuraiSenthilkumar, who is pinning all hopes on a movie which is full of elements any movie goer would ask for. After KBKR, Siva Karthikeyan’s fan will have a treat on May 1, being a holiday this just adds the masala on the hype factor. Jayaprakash and Sathish form the ensemble cast of this movie. Music is by Anirudh, which is already rocking the charts for a long time. Phew, so what is this Ethirneechal about, let’s find out!
Our hero (Sivakarthikeyan) was named by his parents as Kunjithapatham after their favourite deity. The weird sounding name makes him the butt of ridicule among his classmates in school, college and finally at work. No girl wants to marry him with such a bizzare name!
On the advice of his best friend Peter (Satish) he meets an astrologer (Manobala) who specialises in giving fancy names and bringing luck with change of name! Kunjithapatham now becomes modern and stylish with a new name, Harish and his luck changes .Harish meets Geeta (Priya Anand) a school teacher and falls for her. All is well until Geetha finds out the real name and the hiccups are there on the way. She motivates him that there is nothing in a name and it is self confidence that matters in life.
So predictably the sorrow comes in form of drinks, an item song with Dhanush and Nayanthara and an advice by the leading lady. Promptly Harish gets his mind changed about winning in life. To prove the talent within, Harish digs his past and discovers the runner inside him, so tries his hand in the International marathon event with the help of Valli (Nandita), who is a former sprinter. Reminiscence of ‘Chak de’ , ‘Rocky Balboa’ , ‘Badri’ and so many other training scenes comes across immediately. If the first half was comedy ridden, the second is fully sentimental. That being the plot the movie settles down with the question, if he will make it big? Will he avenge his name? Who is Valli? Watch and find out what happens next!