Onbathula Guru Reviewby MyMazaa.com
Onbathula Guru is the story about four friends Billa (Vinay), Kochadaiyaan (Aravind Akash), Guru (Chaams), Ranga (Sathyan). The film opens with a scene that's reminiscent of the opening scene from "The Hangover". On the day of his marriage, Guru goes missing. His anxious would-be-wife calls his best friend to find out about his whereabouts. Cut to next scene, in a dense forest, lying clueless, Billa answers the call only to realize he doesn't even know his whereabouts. The rest of the story takes us through the lives of these disgruntled men, unhappy with their married lives and seeking a return to bachelorhood.
It's surprising how actors such as Vinay Raj could even agree to be part of such an uninspiring film at the first place. Lakshmi Rai is such a talented actress, but sadly she succumbs to showing more skin and less acting. Other actors do not highlight any talent as most of the time they are imitating actors from the past.
K’s background is a big backdrop for this film. Even though the audio launch was a star studded event but songs failed to maintain its charisma. Not even one song was worth a mention. Director P.T Selvakumar must be happy he tried his hands at direction, but it's high time he doesn't think about it again.
Onbathula Guru is interspersed with old hit Tamil songs, including famous background scores. The first half tracks the circumstances leading to the marriages of the wolf pack, the second half focuses on how these men decide to relive their glory days one last time. Onbathula Guru fails in making you glued to the screens with its laggings and boring tracks. The film doesn't follow any story per se, but it is mostly based on cheap comical moments spread over the course of the running time.