[Pic – Hindu]
This was something that I was looking for a long long long time. Vasanth‘s break from Kollywood seemed like a mystery to me. Though he was associated with many charity programs and was also directing Ashokamitran‘s Thaneer, he was out of the mainstream kollywood for sometime now.
After Keladi Kanmani and Nee Paathi Naan Paathi[remember gowthami’s Nivedha song], like Mani Ratnam, Vasanth was also one of my favorites. Not just because he was from the KB group but because he had an elegant down-to-earth approach in telling stories. Aasai which was an offbeat thriller was cute. Not only Vasanth gave a fresh life to Ajith’s dying cinema career but also established Prakash Raj after his first tamil film Duet.
Nerukku Naer seemed more of a Agni Nakshathiram rehash but still was a good college movie. And I saw it couple of times for that Engenge Engenge song where Surya was still running behind Simran in the streets of Kolkatta. Povellam Kettu Paar was more of a Crazy Mohan movie than Vasanth’s. I still feel Vasanth has the ability to ground his movies well and there is a good amount of urban middle-class crowd that will enjoy his movies.
Looks like his next flick with Surya, 9:30 to 10:00 talks about the changes in two peoples life in just 30 minutes. 9:30 to 10, sounded like a serial timing on the cable. Thats when you get to Chithi/ Annamalai or Selvi. I think it’s not about it. Vasanth’s comeback sounds exciting to me. But don’t tell me he will rope Deva as the music director, again. Let’s have Illayaraja or ARR.