To start with, this movie deserves a post. It was a refresher to me, after consuming a huge chunk of commercial screenplays. This movie has many positives and also few innovations, in the right direction.
Main crew of the movie doesn’t feature any big names of the Tamil Film Industry. Director Venkat Prabhu, has tried to show every of his “Chennai 600028” crew member on the screen – some as the main cast. Also you can see many faces from the “Tamil Serial” industry. This is a huge positive. It clearly shows that the movie doesn’t depend on the main cast, but on the story line.
Another positive is a great mixture of humor in right proportions, with a serious thriller story. Many thriller movies in the past have failed, just for their lack of public appeal. Having understood this, the director has interspersed quality humor into the story line. I believe, this is a great strength for the movie.
Premji’s humors were a punch, that makes you laugh. His body language adds to the humor, that has already struck you. “Yen sir, Indha train Chennai pogadha?” made me fall out of my seat (will make sense, when you encounter this in the movie 🙂 )
Jayaram has fared well in the anti-hero role. Playing a similar role in another movie “Dhaam Dhoom”, Jayaram seems to have adapted himself for the new avatar. For all of us who were addicted to his humor, this is a huge change.
Overall, Saroja is a perfect mix of serious thriller and humor. Watch it in the theaters and you are sure to have fun. Don’t miss it!