Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada movie cast: Simbu and Manjima Mohan
Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada movie director: Gautham Menon
Director Gautham Menon’s Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada released on Friday after a long delay, which is quite evident by how Simbu’s character suddenly gaining weight in the film. The film has a couple of surprises and they are revealed at a crucial time in the film. One is the name of Simbu’s character, and how he decides to take revenge on the people who caused pain to him.
Simbu’s character in Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada has a strong resemblance to the role he played in Vinnaithandi Varuvaya. The hero comes from a well-educated and tightly-knit family and has a group of friends who stand by him during bad times. But the hero is aimless and discovers his potential during a road trip on a bike. If we take a closer look at this pattern of Gautham’s heroes, he draws his inspiration from the real people and their ordinary lives. And his films have one or two moments that everyone can relate to, specifically the romance part. He has mastered the art of making films based on urban romance. One of the highlights in AYM is the way Gautham has narrated the blossoming romance between the characters of Simbu and Manjima Mohan.
AYM is Gautham’s idea of what happens when an ordinary person gets caught in the midst of violence. He tries to avoid conflict until he his pushed to the edge. Simbu, a jobless MBA graduate, falls for his sister’s friend, Leela, played by Manjima Mohan. It is love at first sight for him. They both hit it off right from the start and soon a good chemistry develops between them.
Leela decides to go on a bike trip with her friend’s brother, Simbu. During the journey, they both grow closer but before they could confess their feelings to each other, life takes a terrible turn. Overnight, their lives change and things spiral out of control as they run for their life without a clue as to why they are being haunted.
But life teaches us to expect the unexpected. This is what happens to our hero: He experiences an adrenaline rush and finds determination face his fear. He is given two options — surrender and die like a coward or fight back and get a chance to live. Our man chooses the latter.
AYM has several moments that show hero’s transformation from a aimless boy to a man, who begins to take control of his life. And it has scenes where you burst into claps and laughs in appreciation of his bravery.
The background music by Oscar-winner AR Rahman adds to the intensity of the film and the songs are just the icing on the cake. When Gautham said that Thalli Pogathey is the “best picturised song in a long time,” he wasn’t overplaying it. It is, indeed, well shot and the song is played at an unexpected moment in the film.
Manjima is impressive as the perfect girlfriend. While other characters have done their part, you will leave the theatre with Simbu and Manjima still humming Thalli Pogathey.
The action sequences are engaging. However, the climax feels rushed as if the director took it upon himself to right all the wrongs done to the hero and his people in 10 minutes flat. That is something we can afford to overlook for the romance and thrill this film offers for two hours.