Gandhi (Hiphop Tamizha Aadhi) is introduced to be a young man with strange behaviour. After nearly an hour, we learn it his Pseudobulbar disturbance making him laugh uncontrollably when he gets extremely upset or afraid. Yes, I know we had seen movies like Pokkiri Raja (2016) on similar themes.
With an interesting plot like this, you would not be mistaken for expecting a funny film. Instead, Naan Sirithal (2020) turned out to be a regular poor-boy, rich-girl themed film with elements of mistaken identity due to a common name: Dilli Babu, a ruthless gangster and Gandhi’s friend (played by Yogi Babu) who goes missing. Hiphop Tamizha seems to have improved on his acting and has managed his role. Heroine Iswarya Menon has been tasked to appear beautiful and move the story along, and, nothing more.
As it has become his style, Munishkanth appears as a simpleton and he has done it effortlessly. Ravi Mariya keeps shouting throughout for reasons obvious only to the Director. There are many incomplete subplots involving too many characters to count including K.S.Ravikumar, Badava Gopi, Ravi Mariya, Pandiarajan and others, which makes us unable to focus on one theme. The songs by Hiphop Tamizha, all seem to sound the same to me.
In summary, Naan Sirithal is an “Okay” comedy if you can tolerate silliness!