Director: Santhosh P Jayakumar
Cast: Gautam Karthik, Nikki Galrani, Sathish, Karunas, Mottai Rajendran and Ravi Mariyan
Rating: 2.75 stars
For a film that was promoted as an adult comedy, debutant Santhosh Jayakumar’s Hara Hara Mahadevaki needed it to be funnier and had to go beyond boner jokes, which work to an extent but after a point get repetitive . It’s mostly a romantic-comedy with some spurts of double entrendes that work reasonably well. Some stretches are unabashedly laugh-out-loud while the rest fall flat. For instance, a scene involving a father, son and a boner is a wasted opportunity to be truly funny.
The film is based on comedy of errors; a mixed up bag to be precise and how it brings together a few characters and their sub plots. One of the subplots is of the the hero and heroine who are set to break-up and decide to meet to return everything that they gave each other through the course of the relationship. This includes their kisses and there’s a scene where they actually take their kisses back and it’s outright silly but fun.
There’s another sub plot involving a bomb and a bag. Spike and Kumaru, played by Rajendran and Karunas respectively, are entrusted with the task of planting the bomb in an election meeting. One of their best scenes unfolds in the house of a hooker. As a tag team, they’re a riot and get ample scope to tickle our funny bones.
The last 20 minutes of the film ensure that you walk out with a grin on your face. However, it’s slightly disappointing to see Gautham Karthik, after two good films such as Ivan Thanthiran and Rangoon, doesn’t much to do in the film and gets lost amidst many characters. Also, it’s underwhelming that the film, despite being passed with A certificate, doesn’t even openly portray a lip-lock.