Seeing the number of movies with Kaadhal in their title, Tamil cinema seems to have recently had a resurgence
of romance, atleast as far as new actors and directors are concerned. Inidhu Inidhu Kaadhal Inidhu is another
addition to the list but manages to stand out, even if only slightly, from the rest of the entries. The fact that the romance
takes awhile to arrive and does so in an unexpected fashion gets this Telugu remake a few more points than the
other romantic movies.
Sibi(Jai Akash) and Mamathi(Neha), neighbors and college classmates, are constantly fighting and their only aim is to
humiliate and embarass the other. Consequently its a joyous time for both when Mamathi has to move to Ooty. But their
lives once again cross in unexpected ways after she moves.
With the deluge of recent love stories, the very fact that Inidhu Inidhu Kaadhal Inidhu begins with Akash and Neha always
at each other's throats, is enough to hold our interest. Though with a title that has the word Kaadhal in it, it is
pretty clear that they will end up in love, the movie manages to keep us in suspense as to how and when. The tricks
they play on one another keep things lively and 'Pyramid' Natarajan has a few nice one-liners aimed at Akash. There are
also a couple of moments when romance between the lead pair seems inevitable but these are also sidestepped to our
The movie takes a nice turn after Neha moves to Ooty. The secrecy surrounding Monica's suicide and Neha's pursuit
of it appears to take the movie in a new direction and it is a little disappointing when we realise that the sidetrack was
simply a tool to once again establish a link between Akash and Neha. But the link itself is a nice, unexpected twist
and provides a firm reason for the inevitable feelings Jai and Neha develop for each other. But the loose end regarding
Monica's suicide is never touched upon later.
Once Akash and Neha are connected once again, the movie falls into the same rut that plagues most other love stories.
There are the usual unspoken feelings and misunderstandings that simply serve to prolong the expected denouement.
Akash, who played the second hero awhile back in Rojavanam, fits the role well.
Neha, the second lead in Mounam Pesiyadhe, does well in both the fun and
the serious portions. Vadivelu and Karunas appear in a comedy track with Karunas cheating Vadivelu with dreams of
making it in movies. Livingston has an irritating role as a professor who appears to be one step above the students
when it comes to drooling after women. Simran makes an appearance in a song.