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Film Review: Eazhaiyin Sirippil

THERE IS a marked improvement in Prabhu Deva's acting skills these days. Sudha Lakshmi Pictures' ``Eazhaiyin Sirippil'' is a recent example.

Sprinkled with a plentiful star cast comprising Roja, Suvalakshmi, Kausalya, Indu, Nasser and Vivek, a commendable aspect of ``Eazhaiyin Sirippil'' is that every artiste has been provided with enough scope to perform.

The characters of the heroines in particular have been well etched and each has a definite part to play in the story.

Prabhu Deva does a neat job projecting the light and serious moods with the right amount of expression.But again when the story culminates in a climax, the scenes could have been crisper and more taut.

Roja takes care of the glamour bit, though she is too loud at times. Suvalakshmi's is a small but significant cameo. Kausalya's role is an ambiguous one - for the character, falling in love seems as easy as giving it up.

Also the way she rolls her eyes at times, is quite incongruous and perplexing too.

Vivek provides the comic relief along with a group of comedians. The dialogues add to the humour. Vivek's sense of timing is another highlight.

Music is by Deva and is another routine, run-of-the-mill stuff. A couple of the numbers are more of verse recitations with little or no melody.

Indu's role is an unforgettable one. Especially in the scene where she is understandably enraged by her husband's cowardly act of suicide. The dialogues and Indu's expressions in the scene make a deep impact. Kaka Radhakrishnan as Nasser's rival is apt and appealing.

If director Subaash's aim was to project Prabhu Deva as a versatile actor, he has succeeded... to a certain extent.

MALATHI RANGARAJAN

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