"Goli Soda", directed by Vijay Milton, has received positive reviews from critics.
The film, set in Koyambedu market in Chennai, revolves around four adolescent boys Pulli (Kishore), Settu (Sreeram), Sithappa (Pandi) and Murugesh (Murugesh), who work in the market doing odd jobs and try to woo girls.
Aatchi (Sujatha), a wholesale vegetable vendor and who is like a mentor to the boys, encourages them to create their own identity. They get help from Naidu alias NKB (Madhusudhan), who controls the market, and start an eatery. But, Naidu's brother-in-law and right hand Mayilu (Vijaimurugan) uses their place for illegal activities. The boys manage to take him on and in turn earn the wrath of Naidu.
The rest of the story is about how the teens take on the powerful man and his henchmen and get back their identity.
Apart from the afore-mentioned actors, "Goli Soda's other cast members include Seetha, Chandhini and Imman Annachi.
The dialogues for "Goli Soda" have been written by Pandiraj and music is composed by Arunagiri SN. Director Vijay Milton has taken care of cinematography, whereas editing is done by Antony.
Critics have appreciated Pandiraj for the film's dialogues and Vijay Milton for delivering a gripping story. The performances of the four boys and the supporting cast have also won accolades.
According to critics, "Goli Soda" is a racy entertainer that will impress all groups of audience.
Here is the review roundup of "Goli Soda"
M Suganth of The Times of India says, "Despite the familiar storyline, Vijay Milton's script is interesting and at times, unpredictable. The film does take some time to get going and the initial scenes, when the boys try to woo girls like your typical Tamil cinema heroes, are somewhat tedious. But the director shifts gears when the boys start getting responsible."
Sify says, "Pandiraj's screenplay is smashingly original. He ignites the perfect reaction among the audiences with each and every dialogue. Vijay Milton makes a fantastic comeback as a director as his story and detailing are perfect and is able to extract spellbinding performances from all artists in the film."
According to Behindwoods Review Board, "Though there are exaggerated cinematic moments, Milton tells a good story under an unusual premise with engaging screenplay, sharp dialogues, good camerawork and interesting moments."
According to Indiaglitz, "Acclaimed for cinematography and with prior experience as a director, Vijay Milton has delivered a compelling and gripping story with 'Goli Soda'. While first half is lighthearted, the part after intermission is racy, emotional and action packed. The film does not involve any heroism - it's all appealing and even factual at times."
Verdict: Racy Entertainer, Must Watch