Saravanan Irukka Bayamaen (Eng: Why fear when Saravanan is here?) is a Tamil Supernatural comedy film written and directed by Ezhil, starring Udhayanidhi Stalin and Regina Cassandra in the leading roles with Srushti Dange and Soori in supporting roles. The film began production in July 2016 and was released on 12 May 2017.
Saravanan (Udhayanidhi), a lethargic and aimless youngster, who often likes to spend time with his friends, gets to enjoy a respectable position in a national-level political party. Kalyanam (Soori), Saravanan’s uncle, who had earlier eyed the position, leaves to Dubai owing to certain circumstances. He is miffed that he lost the chance in the party and decides to take revenge against the latter. And, Veera Singam (Mansoor Ali Khan), who is after Kalyanam to settle some personal scores, is awaiting his return from Dubai.
Meanwhile, Saravanan’s childhood ‘foe’ Thenmozhi (Regina Cassandra), comes back to his village to disturb his peace. After a series of mindless sequences, Thanmozhi’s parents decide to get her married to Veera Singam’s son, Rajadurai (Chams). Saravanan realises that he is in love with Thenmozhi, though the latter still holds a grudge towards him. She, too, gradually develops an interest towards him, though she isn’t aware of the changes happening inside her.
Touted to be a slapstick comedy, the film tends to take an unexpected spooky route from here, because of which the wafer-thin plot becomes irritating; otherwise, the film would at least have been watchable. The unconvincing flashback sequences, involving the friendship between Saravanan and Fathima (Srushti Dange), and the emotions involved in it, spoil the little fun the film offered till then, leading to unpredictable scenes. One can easily make out that the predictability is evident owing to the director losing the plot somewhere in between. A mish-mash of hardly laughable sequences, confusions, an item song and unnecessary drama follow, only to make things worse. Like in a few recent films, most of Soori’s one liners misfire, while Yogi Babu proves to be a relief.
Directed by Ezhil
Produced by Udhayanidhi Stalin
Written by Ezhil
Starring Udhayanidhi Stalin, Regina Cassandra, Srushti Dange, Soori
Music by D. Imman
Cinematography K. G. Venkatesh
Edited by K. Anand Lingakumar
Production Red Giant Movies
Distributed by Red Giant Movies
Release date 12 May 2017
Running time 125 minutes