Sakkarakkatti: Star kids make debut but don’t shine (Tamil movie review - Rating **)

September 27th, 2008 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS  

Film: “Sakkarakkatti”; Cast: Shantanu, Ishita Sharma, Vedhika; Music: A.R. Rahman; Director: Kala Prabhu; Rating: **Launch vehicle for two star children, “Sakkarakkatti” is a movie without surprises.

Kala Prabhu, son of south Indian movie mogul S. Thanu, has created a huge extravaganza painted appropriately on the big-screen canvas with a flourish by cinematographer Andrew.

Despite a placid story, casual script and conspicuously absent zing in the tale’s tail, the movie entertains.

It is a boy-meets-girl-and-three-is-a-crowd love triangle between a city slicker Yuvraj (Shantanu, son of K. Bhagyaraj), Deepali (Ishita Sharma) and Reema (Vedhika) with an “all is well that ends well” kind of climax.

Obviously sure of Shantanu’s doubtful prowess in the departments of melodramatic close-ups and hysterical histrionics, Prabhu has cleverly avoided those.

Instead, he has supplanted them with college capers bound to trigger claps galore.

Rahman’s songs carry the film and are catchy.

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