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Sundara Travels


Vadivelu and Murali in ``Sundara Travels"... lacklustre attempt at comedy

FOR THE first time, Murali has carried a comedy film on his shoulders with the support of Vadivelu. But then the effect is not the same as one witnessed when Vadivelu teamed up with Parthepan or Pandiyarajan. In fact it is quite hilarious when Vadivelu runs behind the mouse that disfigures his passport. But it becomes tiresome when the act is repeated several times.

The director starts off very well but loses steam midway and presents something predictable.

Yuvashree Creations' ``Sundara Travels'' is about Gopikrishna (Murali), who owns an old bus that provides him with livelihood. His close friend Azhagu (Vadivelu) always stays with him.

One day they see a young woman (new find Radha) in their bus. She speaks a language they do not know. Efforts to get rid of her prove futile. Later they come to know that she is the daughter of the Home Minister of Pondicherry. Gopikrishna also understands that she loves him and thereafter it is the usual love story.

It is Murali and Vadivelu all the way. But they fail to produce anything memorable. Vinuchakravarthy appears as a police officer and one is reminded of the hilarious scenes he created in the company of Rajnikanth and Prabhu in ``Guru Sishyan."

The threesome in this film try their best but the spark is missing. Manivannan and Madan Bob have made a feeble attempt at raising laughter. P. Vasu as the main villain and Delhi Ganesh are impressive. Music by Bharani certainly enhances the proceedings. Among the six songs three (En Nenjukkul Veesiya, Malligai Poovukku and Santhanam Poosiya) are bound to become hits. R. Selva's camera does a smooth job. The film is produced by S. V. Thangaraj. Story, screenplay, dialogue and direction are taken care of by Dhaha.

S. R. ASHOK KUMAR

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