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Enakku Vaaitha Adimaigal Review: Yet Another Jai Film That Pretends Sexism Is Humour

Enakku Vaaitha Adimaigal Review - Silverscreen review of film starring Jai and Pranitha Subash

If there ever is a film that proves just how irrelevant Jai has become, it is Enakku Vaaitha Adimaigal. The actor’s career has seen a steady decline since Valiyavan, and this film is just another step down the ladder.


Full of gross humour, and the sort of inane situations that an acne-ridden teenage boy probably dreamt up, the film is just another excuse to parade misogynistic ideas as cinema. There’s crude references to prostitutes, girls who move on from relationships, and the never-ending ways women have been the bane of the menfolk.

If that is not enough to dissuade one, Jai’s umpteenth attempt to play the urban lad certainly is. Since his debut in Chennai 600028, Jai has managed to consistently under-perform in movie roles. This one is no different.

As Krishna, another one of those gainfully employed idiots Tamil cinema likes to throw at us, he is an agonizing sight. Afflicted with suicidal thoughts following the breakup of his relationship Divya (Pranitha Subhash), Krishna gets some bad advice from a shady psychologist (a loud Thambi Ramaiah). He decides to kill himself.

Enter the hero’s three weird friends, who are tasked with finding him before he self-harms.

And thus begins wave after wave of agonising gags, ill-conceived scenes (a bridegroom gets caught in a brothel, among other things) – all doused in a heavy sexist glaze.


Director Mahendran Rajamani loses his way mid-way; and it falls to actor Rajendran to rescue the film. The latter’s fifteen minutes of fame is definitely up; for even he couldn’t elicit anything more than bored resignation from the audience.

This movie will probably get a few laughs onscreen; and get replays on comedy shows on television, but really, that is all it is meant for.



Meanwhile, one couldn’t help but wonder at the ‘how it could have beens’. Pranitha’s Divya is decidedly all the better for leaving Krishna behind. This film could’ve worked if like Suneel Kumar’s Puta Tirugisi Nodi, the heroine had been given a breakup song.

There are many so many ways Divya was better off without Krishna, that it truly needed a song to document it all.


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