Review

Hara Hara Mahadevaki review: This 'A' rated Gautham Karthik film is a laugh riot

Release Date: 28 Sep 2017 / Rated: A / 02hr 10min


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Manigandan KR

Director Santhosh P Jayakumar comes up with a naughty entertainer that is funny, but full of double meaning dialogues.

Don't let the title of the film mislead you into believing that it is a film on spirituality. Hara Hara Mahadevaki is nothing but a full fledged romantic comedy that has you in splits for most part of the time.

The film begins with the leader of a political party (Ravi Maria) looking to score over his rivals who are in power. With the date for the elections nearing, the political party in power begins doling out gifts to the people. Their primary gift is a bag containing beauty products for women.

Ravi Maria plans to have a bomb placed in one of these bags of the ruling party and have it blast at one of his party's meetings. He thereby hopes to gain the sympathy of the voters, and eventually win the election. To implement this plan, he asks his sidekick, Idi (Namo Narayanan) to find him a person to plant the bomb under the stage of his meeting. Idi promptly gets him two simpletons — Spike Tyson (Naan Kadavul Rajendran) and Kumar (Karunakaran). The bomb is entrusted to them with the bag. 

Even as this deal takes place discreetly, in another part of the town, Hari (Gautham Karthik), a funeral service provider, is breaking up with his girlfriend Ramya (Nikki Galrani). Both are busy gearing up for the break-up by choosing to return all the gifts they gave one another when they were together. Hari collects all the items Ramya gave him and deposits them in a bag which he can hand over to her. It just so happens that this bag too happens to be one of those gifted by the party in power to woo voters.

Meanwhile, Ravi (Balasaravanan), a street smart guy with a crooked mind, sees an opportunity when he finds a member of a counterfeit currency gang get caught while trying to con a grocery store owner. He offers to teach him how to exchange counterfeit notes for genuine currency in return for a commission. Impressed with his work, the criminal takes him to the boss of the gang who makes Ravi a member of the gang. He hands him a bag of counterfeit currency notes that are worth a crore and asks him to have it exchanged for real currency. As you might have guessed by now, this bag too is identical to the bags being used by Hari and Spike Tyson and Kumar.

Simultaneously, in a resort named Hara Hara Mahadevaki, a child is kidnapped with the kidnapper demanding a ransom of Rs1 crore from its parents. The parents decide to pay up to secure the release of their child. They fill a bag with money and that bag too happens to be identical to the other bags being held by the other important characters of the film. Soon, all the bags get mixed up and that results in a hilarious sequence of events.

The film has a number of double meaning dialogues. But then, they aren't likely to cause too much damage as the way they have been penned is such that the deeper meaning isn't too obvious on many occasions. The film, no wonder, has an A certificate but then, it is a laugh riot. 

Director Santhosh has dutifully narrated all the different incidents with clarity and cleverly integrated them into the main plot in such a way that it is entertaining from start to finish. 

Gautam Karthik is just brilliant in this film. Just like his father Karthik, Gautham, too, is a graceful dancer and he proves it beyond any doubt here. The actor is completely at ease handling the comedy sequences as if they are child's play. Having delivered two hits in Rangoon and Ivan Thanthiran, Gautham may well have another hit in this one. 

Galrani is cute, confident and comfortable as Ramya. The lady has a look of innocence that only adds to the fun factor of the film. Despite having several delicate sequences, Galrani delivers yet another confident and commendable performance in this film.

Bala Saravanan, who plays the counterfeit currency guy, is fast proving to be one of the more dependable comedians in Tamil cinema. His performance in this film is definitely one of his best in recent times. 

Ravi Maria and Namo Narayanan are the other two comedians who actually increase the fun quotient of the film. Ravi Maria, who has completely transformed himself from being a villain into a comedy villain in recent times, needs to be complimented for the manner in which he has undergone the transformation. Working well with Namo Narayanan, who plays the role of a sidekick to perfection, Ravi Maria comes up with a sterling performance as the politician to give the main plot of the story the significance it deserves.

The film's cameraman Selvakumar and its music director Balamurali Balu do a reasonable job. But it is the script and the dialogues that make Hara Hara Mahadevaki what it truly is — a laugh riot.