Solid: Dulquer Salmaan, Aditi Rao Hydari, Kajal Aggarwal
Hey Sinamika is a romantic comedy directed by Brinda. First, rom-com films or romantic comedy films are like motion or horror films. Identical to in motion and horror films, we the writers and audiences need the nice men and women to emerge victorious in the long run in rom-com films as properly.
That is the essential rule of melodrama the place the virtuous shall at all times overcome evil. Rajinikanth ought to have the ability to combat lots of of dangerous guys in a single go in lots of of flicks whereas an innocent-looking Jodie Foster should overcome the evil genius Hannibal in a horror masterpiece known as The Silence of the Lambs.
There’s nonetheless one drawback with rom-com films. With out the help of extraneous devices and fireworks as we see in motion and horror films, rom-com films are likely to look actual and reasonable. So this makes us focus deeply on the appearing skills who occupy the display all through the period, they usually must be romantic and fascinating.
So, Hey Sinamika, the movie we’re reviewing as we speak works inside the rom-com style. I can think about how debutant choreographer Brinda, and Madhan Karky, the author, might have mentioned the next factors on the inception stage. They might have first stated there must be no logic, no psychology, no questions requested about how their characters can afford such lavish existence, gown up in so many designer costumes or reside in residential complexes with no neighbourhood and so on. No query also needs to be requested about who their mother and father and siblings are and so on. However there must be loads of songs, peppy background music, stylish costumes, attractive make-up, glossy vehicles, fancy inside decor and so on.
The movie begins with princess Aditi Rao Hydari known as Mouna assembly Prince Charming Dulquer Salmaan known as Yaazhan and this love, at first sight, develops actually right into a fiery thunderstorm as they passionately hug one another and sing a music. After this lovely everlasting love for one another guarantees, they arrive into their lives two years later and we see them as a married couple.
The primary twist – he’s now completely domesticated as a househusband, cooking and gardening, whereas she works as a hotshot in a building firm. This implies the early romance half is over, leaving us solely with the comedy of a mismatched romantic couple. I’ve a sense that Brinda and Karky will need to have determined that this movie must be an extension of an earlier blockbuster known as OK Kanmani by Mani Ratnam the place Dulquer and Nithya Menen are seen having an prolonged live-in relationship and at last ending up married within the climax.
So calling the movie Hey Sinamika, a music from OK Kanmani as a reference level, they plunge straight into this annoying relationship the place Mouna has to bear the burden of an over-affectionate companion who provides no area for her to speak or specific something. So this leaves Mouna no selection however to herald her quirky workplace colleagues and discover a option to by some means stop this relationship by looking for a switch to Puducherry. Thus far so good, inside a rom-com style.
Each Aditi and Dulquer put up an entertaining and fairly hilarious present of how to not reside as a married couple for the primary fifty minutes however to final one other ninety minutes the rule ebook prescribes that chaos should enter the screenplay and upset all of the plans and all of it occurs on the marriage ceremony of Aditi’s boss’s daughter in a elaborate setting.
That is the place I feel lies the first drawback. What can we see right here? Enter the evil lady-lover known as Dr Malarvizhi performed by Kajal Aggarwal. She pictures a person who’s two-timing. She then dances within the sangeet providing stiff competitors to Mouna. Yaazhan arrives on the marriage ceremony in a very weird costume and out of the blue ridicules the catering service. After which he picks up a combat with a visitor on the right way to observe decorum.
Mouna is shocked by the behaviour and drags him away residence. This isn’t simply chaos, it’s catastrophic to disclose so many battle factors in only one large scene for a easy slender rom-com story. From right here it descends just about into sleepless nights for the poor mismatched couple. So how does this movie save itself from right here?
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Ah did you hear me say sleepless? Sure, assist arrives right here from an fascinating story plot, from one other rom-com well-known movie known as Sleepless in Seattle. So on this movie, Yaazhan is persuaded to turn into a radio discuss present host. And he speaks about good human values within the hope that he can carry again Mouna into his life and the significance of being an optimist. Dulquer does this job admirably properly and that is additionally due to Karky who has spent some sensible traces for him.
However the talks, quickly we’re into social activism, exposing crooks in our society, a goofy yogi babu comes into the image, leaving the movie utterly out of its romantic focus. The movie begins meandering right here. But thankfully, the most effective half arrives right here, not less than for me. A vibrant rap music known as ‘Achamillai’ sung by Dulquer himself, choreographed in an equally energetic method displaying Yaazhan and his fellow crusaders jiving by way of the slender streets and slums of the town.
Brinda is extraordinarily progressive right here and helped by Preetha’s fluid digital camera work and a few moderately good music right here by Govind Vasantha, this sequence will probably be my scorching favorite. Sadly, this standalone piece surfaces like an oasis earlier than the remainder of the movie plunges right into a severe problematic love triangle melodrama. Now, I need you to see the movie from right here onwards and make your personal balanced judgement.
However what I wish to say is that romantic comedies have been a staple food plan in Indian cinema since 1947. Offering the younger post-independent era of the 60s, 70s and 80s their first classes in romancing. As a rule, our younger heroes then have been of their late 30s and generally even mid-40s. For instance, Shammi Kapoor was forty years previous when he danced for Junglee and Sivaji Ganesan was fifty years previous when he did Thirisoolam and dancing with Sripriya.
However that is 2022! Mani Ratnam’s OK Kanmani from 2014 already appears a part of historical past. Ought to we not ask why do now we have actors of their mid-thirties nonetheless performing like teeny boppers? With sound know-how having superior a lot, why do the dialogues and results within the movie sound so dubbed, loud and artificial? With a lot range in fashionable Indian city society, why can’t our movies’ scripts embody characters from different communities and nationalities? As we enter international OTT platforms, I sincerely hope our filmmakers push these boundaries and make our movies extra related and extra modern.