Just returned from watching Venkat Prabhu's Goa. Before going to the movie, went through all the negative reviews. Some of the negatives that I read includes no story, siripu varle, offensive relationship, premji is getting repetitive, music not upto mark, no roles for heroines.
Heres my first hand review. If you liked Chennai 28 and Saroja I dont think you will complain about this movie. Both 28 and Saro were built up on situations rather than a plot and same is the case with Goa. There is no point in saying there is no story. This is mostly said by fake intellectual people who think that they are the only lovers of true cinema. I would rate Goa is better than Saroja but slightly below 28.
Major let down for Goa is the music. Though you can enjoy the music when watching in theater its not something which sticks to your heart except for the one line Go enbathu, vaa enbathu. May be if the music was better people would have liked the movie more.
Premji getting repetitive, I didnt think so. His antics still brings much laughter inside the theater. There are lot of moments where he evokes laughter.
Suddenly all Moral police is awake and have started complaining how can they show gay relationship etc. They take whatever shown in the movie very serious. They can chill down a bit.
Heroines have done well especially the white girl and Pia. Sneha is her usual.
Though the movie is not in the league of American Pie (moral police will kill the director if a movie such as American Pie is made in Tamil) its definitely a different attempt of coming up with a movie sewed together based on lot of funny situations.
Again people compare the last few scenes to Oceans 11, this is just to show that they have seen the heist movie and they are intelligent. Those scenes are very simple scenes.
Altogether the movie is a laugh riot. They can still do away with couple of songs.