Vineeth Sreenivasan's script and some cool performances from the lead actors stay as the backbone of Oru Vadakkan Selfie that has loads of fun and entertainment to offer. Right from the word go, there is lot of life, energy and humour to make this film a good one that is made by the youth for the youth. Having said that, OVS is not a movie just the youngsters only can enjoy. It is definitely targeted at a particular group but anyone can find a liking for this film if you love humour, fun and entertainment.
The main character here is Umesh who is miserably failing in B.Tech and his hope is always clearing the course by attempting the suuplementals. But things never goes his way. Unable to pass out, he and his friend Shaji along with couple of others decide to make a short film based on a story copied from a Korean film. Well this short film making is not the main story here. He goes to Chennai to meet a successful Tamil Director to earn fame and make a living. But without his knowledge he indirectly gets implicated in a case and from hereon OVS takes the form of a road movie and narrate the efforts of Umesh and Shaji to come out of their present hardships.
Friendship plays a pivotal part in OVS. Quite a lot of hilarious moments are there to keep you entertained and credit for that goes to the screenplay. And the combination of Nivin Pauly and Aju Varghese has boosted the film with lot of good and humorous situations creating a laugh riot inside cinema halls.
The first half is the main attraction that is filled up with comedy and the latter half is also good except for that finishing stage that had some tone of melodrama added eventhough the message they tried to pass on in the end is a genuine one that needs a look. Ending is on a safe zone except for the final twenty minutes or so before the real climax.
Nivin Pauly has an uncanny nack to be part of some good scripts by selecting roles that suit him well. Here in OVS too, he is in fine form and combine very well with Aju Varghese to make a fun ride for the audience. Vineeth Sreenivasan apart from his script has also acted and have a major presence in the latter half and his acting has definitely improved. Not that he is a bad actor but upon comparing with his last few flicks, there are signs of improvement. The weak link in the acting department was heroine Manjima. She was good initially but towards the latter stages, there was substance in the character but it did not evolve fully on screen. Neeraj Madhav was able to create a few laughs supported by Vijayaraghavan, Bhagath Manuel, Sreelakshmi, Shravan, Harikrishnan, Rajesh Sharma and few others.
G Prajith is the director and he has done total justice with a script that had everything in it. I am not taking any credit from Prajith's direction but with this script by his side, half his job was done. No need to say much about Jomon T John, the man who wielded the camera. He has maintained the standard he has already set. Shaan Rahman's music and background score is also a major contributor for the overall goodness of this movie.
Overall, I would say that here is a movie that is neatly packaged as an entertainer with tons of uninterrupted fun to make you laugh and the rating for G Prajith's Oru Vadakkan Selfie is three and a half out of five.
Rating - 3.5 / 5