Filled with fun
Eerie comedies are the flavour of Kollywood and here is ‘Balloon’, which is one more to the long list of such flicks. But director Sinish has given a twist to the regular pattern, thus making the movie interesting and watchable.
For Jai, it is an important film though he is part of the story, as it features him as solo hero and his ‘friend’ Anjali is paired opposite him. The chemistry between the two is good.
Jeevanandham (Jai), an assistant director, aspires to become a filmmaker and approaches a producer with his dream story.
The producer, despite getting impressed with his script, asks him to do a horror film first, as it is the current trend. He suggests Jeeva that he could do his dream subject as his second movie.
Though Jeeva is not happy with the idea, he decides to go ahead with the producer’s instructions as he wants to mark his entry as director to settle in life.
So, he, along with his wife Jacqueline (Anjali), nephew Pappu and two assistant directors, goes to Ooty to study a haunted house there. They also a hire a resort nearby.
During their stay in the resort, they start sensing eerie things. Pappu stumbles upon a doll and what follows next is a ghost saga filled with a flashback and a revenge climax.
Jai, Anjali and Janani Iyer have played their respective parts well, while Yogi Babu rocks with funny one-liners and counters. The child artiste who plays Pappu is superb.
Yuvan Shankar Raja has added immense value to ‘Balloon’ with his music, while R Saravanan’s camera work delivers that eerie feeling well.
On the whole, ‘Balloon’, despite having a slow second half, is enjoyable and good in most parts.
Rating: 3 out of 5