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 story revolves around the resort named Hara Hara Mahadevaki. The film is very simple – a romantic pair – Hari (Gautham Karthick) and Ramya (Nikki Galrani) falls in love. In an argumentative situation between them, they decided to break up their love at the ‘Hara Hara Mahadevaki resort. To return the gifts, which he got from her during love, he packs all the gifts in a bag of political party logo printed.
Hara Hara Mahadevaki 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.
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.