Manohar (Sivakarthikeyan) is a middle-class happy go-lucky guy and he works in a car showroom. His life revolves around his friends (Sathish and Yogi Babu), mother (Radhika Sarathkumar) and sister (Harija).
One day, he meets Keerthana Vasudevan (Nayanthara), managing director of KV Entertainment, in a minor accident and it is hate at first sight for them.
Though Manohar slowly falls in love with her, Keerthana thinks that his family has hatched a plan with an eye on her money and assets.
The rest is all about the cat and mouse game between the two and the film’s climax tells us whether Sivakarthikeyan has achieved his mission of joining hands with Keerthana.
Director Rajesh, who was waiting for a perfect break after a string of back to back failures, got a nice opportunity when he was able to get on board Sivakarthikeyan, Nayanthara, Yogi Babu and producer K E Gnanavelraja of Studio Green.
However, we have to say that he has not fully utilised the opportunity, for Mr Local has got nothing new in terms of plot and packaging.
Sivakarthikeyan once again plays the same role which he has been doing ever since he started acting in films, while for Nayanthara, who is on the top form of her career, this is a dismal show.
Performance wise, both Siva and Nayan shine. In fact, Siva easily overtakes the remaining comedians. The likes of Sathish, Yogi Babu and Robo Shankar have not been utilised well.
Music by Hiphop Tamizha Aadhi is very average, while cinematography is cool. Mr Local is a logicless and regular comedy flick and is no match to the earlier hit movies of both Siva and Rajesh.
Mr Local: Familiar guy
Rating: 2 out of 5
PRO: Suresh Chandra