Movie Review: Imsai Arasan 23rd Pulikesi
Posted by Sankar on July 14, 2006
This is the 21st century equivalent of “Enga Veetu Pillai” set in a historical background with a comical flavor. The storyline is very similar.
Twins are born. One is weak and stupid and the other is strong and intelligent. The stronger one is separated from the family by the uncle so that he can control the wealth (kingdom in this movie) with the weaker one. The twins (after they have grown up) exchange places. They take revenge on the uncle. All is well that ends well!!! That’s the entire movie in a couple of lines.
The movie is just average. It was definitely not upto the hype that was surrounding it. There are just a few (maybe 2 or 3) scenes where you can really enjoy the joke and laugh. Otherwise, it is just ok. And most of the scenes are boring and you have to sit through it with pain. The songs could have been avoided.
There are a couple of scenes where Vadivelu makes a mockery of the Government employees and the Government as a whole.
a) He teases the Govt employees of not doing work and coming to the office at 9.10 AM and leaving at 5.00 PM with a hour of lunch break.
b) He makes fun of the process of tenders for different government contracts and how things.
c) He also hits out at the movie stars and sports personalities who promote inferior products for the sake of money.
Overall, the director has “tried” to make a full length comedy just like old times along with some message… but it could have been done better. It is not a must watch, but can be watched with a very brave heart.