I had missed seeing this film when it came out five years ago – I was reminded of it when the film’s Director R S Prasanna spoke about it at the recent TEDxChennai 2018 event. Kalyana Samayal Saadham (2013) was certainly a bold film – for a debut director to talk about male impotence in Kollywood takes a lot of conviction. The director deserves a big applause for that, along with him the hero of the film the actor Prasanna has to be appreciated for doing the role – in an industry that is all about the reel “image” and sentiment I think this was a big deal.
The film can be watched (officially) on YouTube here, just search by its name.
Having made the character introduction and revealing the plot the screenplay should have gone to top gear, instead, the film lingers – till it had to be rescued by the father-in-law character (played by veteran Delhi Ganesh). With the Doctor character played by comedy king “Crazy Mohan“, an opportunity to shoot high on the humour quotient was wasted. With a theme like this, it is easy to make a film that is sensual and vulgar, but the Director treats it only through the dialogues – that abstinence (pun intended) is what makes the film enjoyable – allowing him to communicate a social message subtly.
If you wish, you can check out the Hindi remake of the film – Shubh Mangal Saavdhan (2017) made by the same director.