Recalling sweet memories
Ninaithale Inikkum (Sweet memories) is a remake of the Malayalam Hit
film "Classmates" written by James Albert. Ninaithale Inikkum is a very
youthful film with all the required ingredients such as friendship and
romance but the film is completely different after the interval bringing
in some unexpected twists and thrilling incidents. The first half of the
movie is clichéd narrating scenes like rivalry between classmates, love,
friendship and college pranks. The second half is very intriguing and
justifies the first half as the mysteries unravel.
The rivalry between two gangs in a university leads to vengeance,
deaths and attempts to murder. Photography is striking especially in the
songs. The locations perfectly blend with the costumes of the artistes
giving a pleasant visual experience. Vijay Antony's music composition
for the song alagai pookuthe (meaning beautifully blossoms) is
Prithiviraj condemns Alaipayuthey fame Karthik for his indecent
behavior with some college girls. Karthik who feels insulted by
Pritiviraj plans to break up his love with Priya mani. Karthik succeeds
in his attempt to break-up the lovers. Shakthi the best friend of
Prithiviraj and the peace maker between the classmates suddenly dies in
an accident. Years later when Prithiviraj returns for a function
organized by the college, the story changes from a fun-rider to a
thriller. Prithiviraj gets attacked and everybody suspects Karthik only
to find out later it is not him. The story moves on with a series of
unexpected twists by intelligently connecting with incidents from the
Prithiviraj performs with ease and maturity showing his experience in
every frame. Priya mani has done a satisfying job but the real show
stealer is Karthik who plays the antagonist. He grabs everyone's
attention especially in the scene where all the classmates gather at
Shakthi's funeral. His expressions of sorrow and grievance are poignant.
Good start for 'Vijay TV lollu Saba' Jeeva as a comedian and inclusion
of some experienced actors like K.Bhagyaraj is a plus point to the film.
The story is woven cleverly between the characters and leaves a
satisfaction with the viewer of watching a fully fledged story.
Malayalam film goers have a different taste from that of the Tamil
audience; hence some changes could have been made to certain areas of
the script to make it more appealing to the Tamil audience. The second
half of the movie and how it relates itself to the first half makes it
unique among the recently released films. The film is really worth a
watch for its photography and the sequence of scenes after the recess.