Love is not always beautiful
On a day when fans of Vijay Sethupathi-Trisha starrer ’96’, one of the biggest love stories of Tamil cinema in the recent years, celebrated the first year of the film’s release, another love story, ‘100% Kadhal’ starring G V Prakash Kumar and Shalini Pandey in the lead, has hit the screens.
Directed by M M Chandramouli, the film is a remake of Telugu super hit movie ‘100% Love’, which had Naga Chaitanya and Tamannah in lead roles. Though the director has tried to retain the flavour of the original, he has only succeeded in parts.
Balu (G V Prakash Kumar) is a studious guy who always excels at studies. His life follows a fixed schedule and he doesn’t like disruptions in his life. He also carries attitude.
Enters in his life his cousin Mahalakshmi (Shalini Pandey). She is straight opposite to his nature. However, opposite poles attract each other soon.
But, the ego of Balu and Mahalakshmi poses a hurdle to their relationship. There are other twists in the form of both finding love from different persons. At the end, they realise that they are made for each other. Are they able to join hands in life?
G V Prakash Kumar delivers average performance in an average film. Shalini Pandey attracts us more with her looks than her performance. There is nothing much to talk about others in the cast.
Though the basic knot is familiar to Tamil cinema, the director could have spruced it up with interesting scenes. Predictable sequences and uninspiring narration mar the flow. On the technical front, the film is okay. But there are a few scenes which may strike a chord with the new-gen audience.\