Goa is a 2010 Tamil language comedy film written and directed by Venkat Prabhu, who with the project, directed his third film following two previous successes. Starring his “regular cast” consisting of Jai, Vaibhav and Premji Amaran in the lead roles along with Piaa Bajpai and the debutant Australian model Melanie Marie in other roles, the film is the first production of Soundarya Rajinikanth’s Ocher Picture Productions. Actors Silambarasan Rajendar, Nayantara and Prasanna make guest appearances in the film, which features music composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja, whilst cinematography is handled by Sakthi Saravanan and the film is edited by K. L. Praveen and N. B. Srikanth.
The plot begins in a remote village in Tamil Nadu named Pannaipuram (the birthplace of director Venkat Prabhu). Samikannu/Sami (Premgi Amaren), son of a karagattam artist, Vinayakam/Vinay (Jay), son of a military man, and Ramarajan/Ram (Vaibhav Reddy), son of the local bigwig and the village Casanova, are three rebellious youths who try various attempts to flee their village and see the outside world but are usually caught and punished by the conservative elders. After being punished harshly, they attempt one last escape and succeed. The trio runs away to the town of Madurai, hoping to stay with Vinayakam’s friend Azhagar.
On arriving at Azhagar’s place, they find him getting married to an American woman named Angelina Jolie. Azhagar tells them that he had met her in Goa and that they will spend their honeymoon in London. The three friends are inspired to travel to Goa, meet a foreign woman there and marry her. Upon realizing that they have mistakenly brought along a sacred golden jewel from their village temple and thus can never return, they pack their bags and head to Goa.
At Goa, they meet a fellow Tamil named Jack (Aravind Akash) who provides food and shelter and introduces them to the party culture of Goa. Vinayakam falls in love with Roshini (Piaa Bajpai), a club singer, while Samikannu attempts to woo an American named Jessica Alba (Melanie Marie) whom he had seen earlier at the wedding in Madurai. The three friends are given a makeover by Jack and Roshini, and they begin a new lifestyle in Goa.
At this point, enters hotelier Danny (Sampath Raj), who is Jack’s lover. Danny is attracted by Samikannu’s innocence and begins making affectionate advances toward him; Samikannu is oblivious. This invokes the jealousy of Jack, who hires ninja-themed henchmen to beat up Samikannu. In an awkwardly heroic scene, Sami nullifies their attack.
Ramarajan’s life takes a twist after he comes across Suhasini Fernando (Sneha). They begin dating, and Ram learns that she is a wealthy entrepreneur who owns a luxury cruise ship named Casino Royale. The two eventually get married, and Ram gifts her the golden jewel from his village, which she locks in a secret room aboard her yacht. Soon the trouble starts. Ram learns that Suhasini is slightly neurotic: a fact revealed to him by her former husband Shakthi (Prasanna). The marriage takes a bitter turn, and Ram turns to his friends for help. Together they plan a covert mission and successfully retrieve the jewel.
Vinay and Sami are successful in their romance. The three boys eventually return to their native village, along with Roshini, Jessica, Danny and Jack. There, a surprise awaits Ram, in the form of Nayantara. The epilogue takes place in Goa, showing Suhasini falling in love with Madhan Kumar (Silambarasan Rajendar). As they hug, Madhan’s nose begins to bleed, indicating that Suhasini has become a victim of Manmadhan.
The film parodies various themes prevalent in Tamil cinema, as well as many popular Tamil songs. Director Venkat Prabhu makes several cameos throughout the film.
Directed by Venkat Prabhu
Produced by Soundarya Rajinikanth
Written by Venkat Prabhu
Starring Jai, Vaibhav Reddy, Premji Amaran, Aravind Akash, Sampath Raj, Piaa Bajpai
Music by Yuvan Shankar Raja
Cinematography Sakthi Saravanan
Edited by Praveen K. L., N. B. Srikanth
Production Ocher Studios
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures & Ocher Picture Productions
Release date 29 January 2010
Running time 164 minutes