Ethir Neechal Movie Review


Dhanush has turned producer with his ambitious Ethir Neechal. The fate of his first outing will be decided with the film hitting screens worldwide tomorrow. The film does not boost of a big star cast except the ‘Kolaveri di..’ singer and Nayantara appearing in a special song. The movie stars Sivakarthikeyan and Priya Anand in the leads.

After going through a couple of scripts including a few sent by Dhanush’s online followers, the actor locked the script written by RS Durai Senthilkumar. With writer himself taking the mantle of direction department, the hunt for the lead stars begun. The team headed by Dhanush roped in Sivakarthikeyan and Priya Anand, who are familiar faces in Tamil films, instead roping newbies to star in the movie.

The film was kicked-off on July 23 in Chennai and has been wrapped up in a quick succession. Ethir Neechal has a modern-day story sans cheap comedy, vulgar dialogues or inappropriate scenes.

Nayantara and Dhanush’s special number ‘Sathiyama ni enakku…’ is one of the main attractions of Ethir Neechal. According to the director, it is a soup number, just like ‘Kolaveri di…’. It is kind of a love failure song.

Anirudh Ravichander, who became sensation with the track ‘Kolaveri di…’ in the movie 3, has joined hands with Dhanush’s home production again in Ethir Neechal. While Velraj handles the camera, Kishore is the editor.

Anirudh Ravichander has proved that he is not an one-film wonder as the album of Ethir Neechal is a big hit. The success of the songs have raised expectations and generated hype around the film. We have to wait and see to know how his background score is in the film.

With all the positives of the film, we have to wait and see whether Ethir Neechal will live up to audience expectations. But the only concern for the makers of the film is that the shortage of theatres.