Kootathil Oruthan, latest released rom com flick about the love adventures of the average student of an average engineering college who has a hard time just getting noticed, is set to hit the screens soon, and this T.J.Gnanavel film is already generating a lot of buzz. Gnanvel is a popular writer and journalist in the Tamil language, and he has cast Ashok Selvan and Priya Anand for the first time in a romantic comedy flick.
Selvan plays the role of Arvind, who is the jack of all trades and has stood out for nothing in his life. Cast in the insipid checked shirt, with big glasses, oily hair and a neatly combed moustache, Arvind is a forgettable character who lives to tell an unforgettable tale. And apparently, Selvan is having fun playing this character.
The story of the film revolves around Arvind, an ordinary man lives a simple life and is never noticed by anyone be it at school or home. However, things change for good when he falls in love with Janani, a class topper and the one who excels in both academics and extra-curricular activities. A loner by nature, he is smitten by Janani and in his quest to be closer to her, he even enrolls himself in the same college where she studies.
This romantic comedy film has a very nice story. It is predictable fare, yes, and there isn’t much inventiveness both in terms of narrative and filmmaking, but there is a quiet confidence in how he narrates this tale and keeps us entertained. Kootathil Oruthan captures the journey of Arvind, an ordinary middle-bencher, and his travails after being rejected by the love of his life.