What’s Good: Few songs picturization, drama leading up to the interval.
What’s Bad: Contrived emotional build-up and resolution.
Popcorn Break: You can take time to buy multiple packs of popcorn before the start of the interval and use them all in the second half in a timely manner.
Watch or Not: Surely not on the big screen.
Trade Talk: The combination of Ram and Kishore Thirumala has helped in drawing initial crowds. However, the sustenance of Vunnadi Okate Zindagi post weekend is doubtful.
A triangular love story gives an out-dated feeling in present times, but the way the director has sketched the outlines makes one believe it can work. The problem is director has fresh character sketches, but the action they do is from another era. The main leads lack the modern sensitivity that is visible around them in the roles of the friends.
The first half has few moments in the scenes leading to the interval after the introduction of Anupama Parameshwaran. There are cliché scenes, but they have been given a fresh twist. It also helps that the songs work as part of the narrative. It is in the second half the movie loses track. The reconciliation of the friendship and specific issues that happen are half-baked, and the whole manner in which the friendship comes full-circle is so clichéd and gives a dated feeling. On the whole, Vunnadi Okate Zindagi has its moments but doesn’t engage as a whole.
The Last Word: Wait for the DVD, video songs would anyway release soon.