Yatchan Movie Review
– We Expected More from Vishnuvardhan


While Yatchan is definitely not a bad movie, it is definitely not one of Vishnuvardhan's best either. With a wafer thin plot, he delivered the highly entertaining Arindhum Ariyamalum. The story of the movie is done Subha which shows but trying to fit a huge novel into a 2 hour movie is where it loses its tempo.

Release date: 11 September 2015Genre: Action, Comedy
Cast: Arya, Deepa Sannidhi, Krishna Kulasekaran, Swati Reddy, Adil Hussain, Kishore, Y. Gee. Mahendra, Thambi Ramaiah, S. J. Surya, M. S. Bhaskar, Robo Shankar, RJ Balaji and many othersDirector: Vishnuvardhan
Written: Subha (Story & Dialogue)Music Director: Yuvan Shankar Raja
Cinematography: Om PrakashEditor: Sreekar Prasad
Production Company: Vishnuvardhan Pictures Distributed by: UTV Motion Pictures
Running time: 144 MinutesCBFC Rating: 'U'

Quick Glance

What's great?

  • • A storyline that's different from the usual Kollywood formula

  • • Arya's feel good character even though they should have avoided using Ajith again

  • • Deepa Saninidhi and Swathi's roles that matter to the script

  • • Peppy music by Yuvan and colorful cinematography

What's not?
  • • Very slow first half with hardly any striking moments

  • • A small twist that has been prolonged throughout the second half

  • • Too many illogical and draggy scenes that tests your patience

Arya is a huge fan of Ajith who accidentally kills another guy because he insults his favorite actor. He comes to Chennai when he is assigned the task to kill Deepa Saninidhi by Thambi Ramaiah while Krishan is an aspiring actor who gets a role in SJ Suryah's movie. When they swap roles by accident, the story begins.

The Cast

Arya is easily at his best especially because it is a Vishnuvardhan movie and his local, friendly role fits him the best. In terms of acting, both Arya and Krishna is good but the latter doesn't have meaty scope as he did in movies like Yaamiruka Bayamey. Swati has an ok character whereas Deepa Saninidhi is like the third hero of the movie as the plot twist revolves around her. Supporting actors like Thambi Ramaiah and SJ Suryah's cameo is a major plus for the movie.

The Team

Director Vishnuvardhan deserves a pat for choosing a novel script from Subha. However, the team didn't deliver the best in justifying the book or making it as an interesting standalone movie. The comical moments are there, music is good but the screenplay is slow with too many long, annoying scenes. It is good entertainment if you are simply looking to pass time in the weekend. However, we expected more from an ace director like Vishnuvardhan.

Bottom line – A good storyline and characterization but it's incomplete and illogical.

Certified Fresh – Yes!

Stars – 3.5/5