Director Selvah proved his mettle as a shrewd film-maker, who can handle remakes well with ‘Naan Avanillai’. This time around he has tried to recreate the magic with remake of Bollywood hit ‘Yes Boss’, which speaks about greed for money and war of emotions.
Though the movie dwells on money and romance, it does not proceed in a serious fashion. The film comes with a comic approach. A melodrama laced with humour, the whole story revolves around three principal characters played by Madhavan, Abbas and Mamta Mohandoss. Selvah has kept it simple and straightforward. It is an honest and sincere remake of Hindi hit. Unfortunately the major sore is that the Tamil version is more artificial and tacky.
Guru (Madhavan) wants to start a company of his own. He works for his boss Krishna (Abbas), who is a successful entrepreneur leading a happy married life. But the major problem for Krishna is his playboy nature. Guru hopes that his boss will help him set up a company so that he can also become a boss and make money. Therefore he does everything to please him.
Krishna falls for a model Seema (Mamta Mohandoss). Interestingly Guru also romances Seema. But coming to know that his boss is behind the girl, he decides to give up his romance to attain his personal goals. He goes hammer and tongs ensuring that Seema gets close with Krishna. But after a sequence of events, he realizes that he yearns and craves for Seema. Did he give up his love for making it big in life or go hammer and tongs to hold Seema’s hands forms the climax.
Madhavan has played his character well. He has enough scope to display seriousness, sad, agony and joy. Though he played it with delicacy, at many places, he looks very alien for the role.
Mamta Mohandoss has simply tried to do what Juhi Chawla did in the original. She has mimed her in body language and costumes too. Abbas as lusty boss has also done a wonderful job in this film. Vivek as Madhavan’s friend impresses in parts. His comedy in the company of M S Baskar is hilarious. He plays a woman resembling actress Saroja Devi is enjoyable. The rest of the cast include Brinda Parekh, Sona, Mayilsamy, Arthy and Renuka.
If songs were the USP of ‘Yes Boss’, ‘Guru En Aalu’ has half-a-dozen numbers by Srikanth Deva which are far from being impressive. U K Senthil Kumar’s cinematography is a major solace in the movie.
Produced by KRG, ‘Guru En Aalu’ is a more dramatized version of a simple theme, which fails to stick to our hearts.