After a brief hiatus, director Vasanth (last film was "Satham Podadhe" in 2007) is back with not just one but three different breezy love stories in his latest film "Moondru Per Moondru Kaadhal" (Three people, three love stories).
The romantic film, which was released on 1 May, has received mixed reviews from film critics.
The leading stars in the film include Arjun, Cheran and Vemal and they have been paired with Surveen Chawla, Muktha Bhanu and Lasini. Their stories have been set in three different landscapes - seashore, hilly region and the beautiful plains.
The story starts in 2016 and goes back to 2012, with Vemal narrating incidents that occured in the lives of the three couples throughout these years. The first couple's - Varun (Vemal) and Anjana (Lasini) - love story is set in a serene hill station. Varun is a chartered accountant who falls in love with Anjana, who in turn is in love with another person and is engaged.
The second couple's - Guna (Cheran) and Malliga (Muktha Bhanu) - love story is set in the seashore. Guna is a social worker who helps ex-convicts to start a new life. He does not have time to fall in love or get married, but Malliga falls in love in with him.
The location for the third couple's - Harris (Arjun) and Divya (Surveen Chawla) - love story is the plain lands. Harris is a swimming coach who trains his student Divya. They both fall in love with each other, but there is some twist in their story which is unfolded as the film's story progresses.
Of all the three leading heroes, Arjun gets a wonderful role and the actor has performed well. His chemistry with the new comer Survenn Chawla has won accolades. The other two couples aptly fit in their roles.
The music in "Moondru Per Moondru Kaadhal's" is composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja and the songs have already been chartbusters.
Here is what the critics have to say about "Moondru Per Moondru Kaadhal (MPMK)"
According to Behindwoods Review Board, "Vasanth has made the film in his usual style but a tepid pace works against MPMK. The styles of film making have changed and so do the sensibilities of the audience. For the current crop of audience who is low on patience and is restless to slow unfurling of the plot, MPMK may not work. That said, the plot is quite succulent and lofty which has a lot of positivity going with it.
"It is not something new that Vasanth's films are clean and are devoid of glamour or double entendres. Moondru Per Moondru Kadhal also follows the same path. Narration follows a very languorous path and hence the engaging factor fluctuates quite steeply. Arjun's segment is the best followed by Cheran and Vemal. Dialogues sparkle on and off."
According to Indiaglitz.com, "To start off, easily the pick of the lot would be Arjun & Surveen's part. Both of them cave in easily into their roles and some excellent casting with a touche tale has paid off well for this pair. Cheran is apt for the role of a good lad and Muktha impresses in the second half.
"A big letdown would be Vemal and Lasini as both of them are not up to their mark performance wise. It appears that Vemal should either give some big time concentration on his body languages or stick to his strengths like roles in 'Kedi Billa Killadi Ranga' , 'Kallavani' etc. His tryst with urbanity doesn't seem to click for one moment."
According to S. Saraswathi of Rediff.com, "'Come and fall in love' invites the trailer of director Vasanth's 'Moondru Per Moondru Kadhal'. And watching it on the big screen, you do fall in love, but not with the story or the characters, you fall in love with the beautiful lyrics, the memorable songs and the breathtaking visuals.
"Music by Yuvan Shankar Raja is the only saving grace of an otherwise ordinary film. Every song has its own unique flavour and is incredible."
Ramchander of Oneindia said, "The length of the film is a worrying factor. Had the editor mercilessly chopped unnecessary scenes, the film would have got a better look. Well, the other positive of the film is dialogues, which are excellent at parts and inspiring."