Vasuvum Saravanavum Onna Padichavanga (Vasu & Saravana Studied Together) is directed by M. Rajesh and studded by a star cast of Arya, Santanam, Tamannah Bhatia and Vidyu Raman. Vishal appears in a cameo role. Music is by D. Imman.
Based on the title Vasuvum Saravanavum Onna Padichavanga, I thought it would be like Autograph or at least like Endrendrum Punnagai but no childhood flashbacks – straight to adulthood, marriage and love.
After a long time, Tamannah returns to Kollywood. She’s been in the Telugu movie industry, Tollywood all this while, her last venture being Bahubali which is also retook in Tamil.
The plot in Vasuvum Saravanavum Onna Padichavanga is friendship in guys would be jeopardized once guys get married.
Well, the comedy is stellar, Santanam rocks. A quote that made me laugh is when the pot bellied doc asks a hospitalized Santanam, “Vairu epdi irukku?” (How’s the stomach?) Santanam’s reply, (Vayiru accident aane car le airbag epdi munnadi varumo apdi irukku.” (The stomach is like the airbag that billows out once a car meets an accident). Santanam laments on how difficult it is to tease sarcastically using the Mudhalvan dialogue.
Arya & Santanam’s combination in Vasuvum Saravanavum Onna Padichavanga reminds of their feat in Boss Engira Baskaran. Instead of Nanbenda, both of them do a ‘Vasu’, ‘Saravana’ shimmy. It looks gedik gila-gila to me.
More than Tamannah, Vidyu Raman stands in the heart and eyes. Her comedy is too good. I especially love her performance in the Vango Na song. It would have been better if the song was taken fully. She’s so cute and bubbly and mostly TALENTED. I absolutely love her. With 7 years experience in theater, this girl’s got something sublime.
The background music from Nayagan, Thalapathy friendship song and bit songs from Padikathavan – old and the in tandem acting from Arya and Santanam engenders hearty laughter from the audience.
Renuka is wasted in an insignificant role and bores with a cheesy dialogue in Vasuvum Saravanavum Onna Padichavanga .
Vasuvum Saravanavum Onna Padichavanga is a thoroughly enjoyable movie if you keep your brain aside. Now for the thuuppu (criticism)
1. Falling in love solely based on looks, both guys and girls and fat shaming. Arya calls Vidyu mokka figure (rejected girl) and treats she kissing him as the most revolting deed on earth. If I was a man, I’d choose Vidyu any day over Tamanna – because she’s original. Arya falls for Tamannah at first sight after saying he’ll accept girls with looks like Nayantara right after shaming the bubbly Vidyu. If not Nayantara, Samantha, Trisha, Anushka pun kira ok a jobless, gallivanting Arya says in Vasuvum Saravanavum Onna Padichavanga. This is why jobless, karat machas that were so eloquently described by the LFS ticket girls think they’re entitled to girls who look like Andrea Jeremiah or Shruthi Hassan. Alaga Andrea maari irukanum, Segheppa Suruthi maari irukanum. (Must be beautiful like Andrea, must be fair like Shruthi) While the guy looks like Vadivelu in Devar Magan. And, can ridicule not so beautiful girls at will. But god forbid if a girl says anything against a guy’s looks. Tamanna on the other hand, shames Vidyu’s brother because he’s fat and dared to want to marry her despite him going to US for job. Totally insensitive and external appearance focus, no value for intelligence or capability whatsoever. Totally distasteful. At least Vasuvum Saravanavum Onna Padichavanga showed both shaming equally. But shaming on the basis of looks is wrong when done on both genders. Guys and girls alike better start seeing the worth in each other rather than looks that will fade away with the sands of time.
2. The claim that women always ask men to cut friendship with guys once getting into a relationship/marriage. It seems guys have to lie to their gf/wife when they’re out with their guy friends boozing. Last time I checked, it’s women who cut friendship once they get married, dedicating their whole lives to their husband and his family – the only Tamil movies depicting that, 36 Vayathinile and English Vinglish. I know it’s filmy but I saw a macha wearing a tee with the wordings “Natpu mattum kadesi vareikum” (Only friendship till the end.” In tow were his kids and heavily pregnant wife. If friendship is the most important then why bother to marry/be in a relationship? Friends ode sanyasam po vendi thane. (Just go embrace asceticism with friends) Always complaining that figure vantha, friendship odidum. (If girl comes, friendship runs) This shallow plot is getting recycled too much and machas are holding to it while sending random girls Facebook friend requests in hope to make any of them their girlfriend.
3. Stereotyping girls and pinning labels on them. Thinking that if a guy kisses the girl he loves, she’ll reciprocate his feelings. Previously it was following around. Now it has upgraded to kissing. Both are sexual harassment.
4. Objectifying women as figure. Why can’t a girl be called a girl plainly? Why call her figure and in Malaysian Indian colloquial, sarakku? How would you feel if someone calls your mother or sister or daughter figure or sarakku? You’ll get bull mad right? So, why it’s okay for to call the sisters, daughters of others and future mothers figure/sarakku? Aduthavengge ode akka tanggachi eh figure/sarakku nu koopta innukum, sonthe akka tanggachi eh vere yaaro figure/sarakku nu koopta mattum kasakum (It’s sweet when you call the sisters of others figure/sarakku but it’s bitter if others call your sisters figure/sarakku) All of you should be subjected to labor pain simulation. No need labor pain, menstrual cramps will do. Then you will start respecting women.
Vasuvum Saravanavum Onna Padichavanga is only hilarious when watched at face value and an empty head. Delve deep and use your brain while watching Vasuvum Saravanavum Onna Padichavanga and you won’t find it funny, only WTF moments.
Vasuvum Saravanavum Onna Padichavanga, I’d rate it 2.5/5. If you’re blue, Vasuvum Saravanavum Onna Padichavanga will subdue your blues.