Va Quarter Cutting Reviewby MyMazaa.com
Tamil cinema is undergoing a change. Themes that are once considered taboo are taking shape as films and ‘Va-Quarter Cutting’ by Pushkar-Gayathri duo of ‘Oram Po’ fame is one such attempt.
A funny take at happenings that take place during one night in Chennai, the movie is about a youngster’s search to quench his ‘quarter’ thirst. Though loaded with funny scenes from the beginning, the movie tests our patience thanks to a confusing script.
Sundararajan aka Sura (Siva) comes to Chennai from Coimbatore on his way to Saudi Arabia. Our hero is received by Marthandam (S P B Charan), a veterinary doctor, who is going to marry his sister soon.
Soon after the travel agent informs Sura that he can not taste liquor or women in Saudi as laws are very tough there, he, along with Marthandam, goes to a wine shop to have the last gulp.
Alas! It’s a dry day thanks to elections. Though disappointed, Sura is determined to taste the ‘quarter’ and starts a journey to various places in Chennai where he was told that liquor would be available.
He goes to a politico who supplies wine for votes, a star hotel, an Anglo Indian group of youngsters, a fish market, a gambling den, a kulfi shop and a brothel house among other places, all in search of ‘quarter’.
In his trip, he meets Saraswathi aka Saro (Lekha Washington) who attempts suicide after her parents scold her and King-Prince, a father-son duo (both roles played by John Vijay), who run a gambling centre.
How Siva, in the company of Marthandam and Saro, achieves his mission and leaves for Saudi Arabia is the remaining story, which is stitched with bizarre scenes that are totally new to Tamil cinema.
Siva is as usual cool and tries to do justice to the role. Charan is tailor-made as Marthandam while Lekha Washington is an apt pick to play a school girl who tries hard to pass in twelfth class. It’s a double delight for John Vijay in a dual role. Look out for a cameo by Arya.
Music by G V Prakash Kumar is okay. His background score add more bizarreness to the film. On the flip side, the script gives a quirky feel thanks to a loose script and ‘comedy scenes’ that hardly evoke laughter.
Produced by Y Not Studios and released by Dhayanidhi Alagiri, ‘Va-Quarter Cutting’ is no doubt a bold attempt by Pushkar and Gayathri. But whether it would work or not is the big question here.