|Movie Review: Ullam Kollai Poguthe (2001)
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Anbu (Prabhu Deva) is a mimicry artist, and can mimic the voice of most anyone he hears.
He goes through life, living only for his sister (Deepa Venkat), until one day he meets Jothi
(Anjala), his sister's friend, and falls in love with her.
He is about to tell her of his love when he finds out that Jothi is already in love with
Goutham (Karthik), and so Anbu exits the love triangle.
Disaster strikes, though, when Goutham is killed in a car accident. Jothi loses her own eyes
in the accident, and since her heart is weak, the doctor advises them not to tell her that
Goutham is dead.
When Jothi awakes and asks for Goutham, Anbu steps in and begins speaking in Goutham's
voice to convince her that Goutham is alive.
What seems like a formulaic film sidesteps into a "different" kind of sentiment when Prabhu
Deva fills Karthik's shoes. Prabhu Deva films all seem to have the quality of being okay, but
never quite better than that, and "Ullam Kollai Poguthey" seems to follow this to the letter.
There is some comedy here and there (Vivek appears) but even the comedy track isn't all
Sundar C. is a director who sometimes makes average fare ("Unnai Thedi") and sometimes
makes very boring films. "Ullam Kollai Poguthey" is of the former category.
The film is enjoyable at some superficial level. Just don't go to it expecting too much.
NOTE ON THE MUSIC:
The songs are okay. Nothing memorable.
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