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Sollividava could have kindled a lot of spirit if the screenplay had been a little pacier and focused. The movie gets diluted in patriotic dialogues and distinct sequences that fail to bind together.
Sollividava, written and directed by Arjun, is a love story that happens in 1999 during Kargil war times. The lead roles are played by Chandan (Sanjay) and Aishwarya Arjun (Madhu).
Both of them play journalists for two different TV channels that are based in Chennai. They are sent to report about the happenings of the historic Kargil war.
The star cast also includes Rajendran, Suhasini, Prakash Raj, Sathish, Yogi Babu and Prakash Raj in a cameo.
Love in a war backdrop is quite common to Tamil cinema. But unlike we are used to watching either the hero or heroine being part of or affected by the war, here we have journalists.
They have met each other already in Chennai. They fall in love in the war zone by getting to know each other really well.
Back home, Aishwarya’s aunt want Aishwarya to be married to her son. But Aishwarya has different plans. The wish of Chandan’s father (played by Nan Kadavul Rajendran) is that he would become an actor.
The movie has a lot of signatures of Arjun – action, patriotism and praising God. Chandan has done really well in a couple of action sequences and we can see his hard work.
Aishwarya Arjun looks good on screen and performs well too. She is good at delivering long dialogues as well. She has done her home work.
The movie presents us with the emotional effects of the war – a much needed thing to relate to our patriotism. However, many of the war sequences displayed in the movie look unrealistic.
For a movie based on a war zone, more effort could have been put to get those war scenes realistic and effective.
Despite the presence of Sathish, and Yogi Babu, the comedy portion doesn’t shine well in the movie.
Songs are good to ears and Aishwarya dances well – but are the songs necessary for this movie? Definitely not!
The movie gets predictable after a while both with the love part and the war part.
Also the screenplay is a big let down.
Sollividava could have kindled a lot of spirit if the screenplay had been a little pacier and focused.
The movie gets diluted in patriotic dialogues and distinct sequences that fail to bind together.