Brindavanam (2017) is from Director Radha Mohan, who is known to give realistic cinema like Mozhi (2007) & Abhiyum Naanum (2008). Starring Arulnithi, Tanya Ravichandran & Vivek it is an insouciant film. Nothing bad happens in the story, there are no villains and no fights. Arulnithi works in a local (Ooty) beauty saloon, he is a self-made man, unfortunately, he is deaf-and-dumb and an orphan. His childhood friend and the daughter of a local businessman is Tanya Ravichandran, who is in love with Arulnithi. Arulnithi is a fan of Actor Vivek, they meet when Vivek‘s car gets stuck in the mud and they become friends. Arulnithi assists Vivek and in turn, Vivek helps Arulnithi to get over a trauma from his childhood.
Full marks for Arulnithi for his performance, the scene where he gets angry and mimes in rage are a good piece of acting. If he keeps at this, he is sure to become a fine actor that Kollywood will remember for long. Tanya has done her role as next door girl well. It is Vivek who appears in the film as himself who steals the show, it feels like a comeback performance for him – along with Cell Murugan he brings out genuine laughter at many places. Dialogues by Pon. Parthiban comes out apt in most places, I thoroughly enjoyed them.
Overall, Brindavanam is a cosy rose garden that can be enjoyed, but it is not Mysore Brindavan Gardens.