Uyarthiru 420 (English:Respected 420) is a 2011 Tamil action drama film written and directed by S. Premnath. Starring lyricist Snehan and Meghana Raj, the film revolves around “an ordinary man who aspires to become rich by adopting wrong ways”. It was released on 12 August 2011. Uyarthiru 420, as the title suggests, is a movie that tells the story of a man who specializes in conning others, mostly out of their money. There are different sizes and kinds of 420s. The one in this film is a person who prefers the big time fraud acts; so, with that level of conning going around, the person executing it also should be intelligent, sophisticated, cunning and street smart. This 420 is all these, or at least tries to be all these. But, he is not just a fraudster out to make the big bucks; he also has got some ethics. The film takes us through an interesting episode of his life as he joins as a trusted functionary of a multimillionaire.
Snehan takes to his first lead role with confidence. He looks convincing as the sleek moving, all knowing con man who is confident that he can wriggle out of any situation. The performance only needed to be supplemented by some stronger situations in the plot. But, nevertheless, Snehan proves that he is a hero material. Vaseegaran as the millionaire is made to look stiff and tense throughout, without too much scope to get into versatilities. Meghana, looking for a good follow through to Kaadhal Solla Vandhen, is let down; the romantic track has got low weightage in the bigger picture. A couple of songs do however help her.
Technically, Uyarthiru 420 is strictly adequate. And, Mani Sharma’s music which is not employed at the best of points in the script, also fails to grab attention, with the exception of one song. The director has included a fleeting message on the growing paparazzi culture in the media; a relevant point.
Directed by S. Premnath
Screenplay by S. Premnath
Story by S. Premnath
Starring Snehan, Meghana Raj, Vaseegaran, Akshara Gowda
Music by Mani Sharma
Cinematography D. Shankar
Production Rich India Talkies
Release dates 12 August 2011