Sunday, May 03, 2009

Sathi Leelavathi - Movie Review

'Sathi Leelavathi' is a classic Kamal Hassan Tamil movie. This famous movie has been remade in many other languages, the famous one being, 'Biwi No. 1' in Hindi. I do not think these remakes can match the original version. I saw this movie today after a very long time. This movie is non-stop fun from the start to the end. Ramesh Aravind, Kalpana, Heera, Kovai Sarala star in this movie along with Kamal. This film was directed by Baalu Mahendra.

Ramesh Aravind is the hero of this movie with some negative shades. He is quite weak in dealing with girls although he is married to Kalpana and has 2 children. As a part of his job as Managing Director of a company, he bumps into Heera who works in another firm for some business deal. Heera is a girl who wants to marry a rich guy and falls for Ramesh as he hides his marriage with Kalpana. The real fun starts when they are about to board a flight to Bangalore as a honeymoon trip before their marriage.

Kamal is a orthopaedic doctor and a past school friend of Ramesh. He is married to Kovai Sarala and has a boy who always shoots with his handy-cam. Ramesh and Kamal meet in airport which leads to lot of confusions as both go to Bangalore and are supposed to stay in the same hotel. Rest of the fun can better be watched on the movie directly. This movie is strictly for adults and it did not interest me much when I was young.

Acting is superb from all lead actors. Kamal and Sarala with the typical Coimbatore tamil steal the show with great comic timing. Their son also keeps popping up every now and then and his acting is also great. Kalpana as a calm house-wife performs well. Ramesh and Heera also get into their respective characters and evoke laughter throughout. The most funny moment is when Ramesh lifts Heera and gets his back sprained for which Kamal gives treatment.

Music is very good with 'Maarugo Maarugo' song being the pick. Kamal sings this song extremely well. Ilayaraja's background score is great. Crazy Mohan's dialogues are extremely funny with timely jokes providing continued fun. Baalu Mahendra's direction is also very realistic and the incidents flow smoothly throughout.

I thoroughly enjoyed watching every scene of this movie. This movie is a must watch for those who like real spontaneous humor.


SKM said...

Yes. I first watched this movie as a kid and remember laughing a lot. After that I have seen this movie too many times and I still laugh at the jokes. This movie is forever. Amazing one.

Dot said...

I thought Sarala was perfect for the role except in the climax.
I really enjoyed each and every scene of Thenali :)