Vasu (Jiiva) is a real estate broker. He, along with his partner Sooranam (Soori), uses some tricks to sell off properties. And the aim of Vasu is to own a house of his own, to keep his mother (Radhikaa) happy, for she has faced lot of troubles from house owners.
One day, he comes across a palatial bungalow. In a bid to buy it by reducing its price, Vasu spreads a rumour that the place is haunted. He also uses tricks to make people believe his claim.
After moving in, Vasu and his mother are shocked to find one Jambulingam (Thambi Ramaiah) and his wife (Devadarshini) are already living in the bungalow. They claim that it is their house.
In the meantime, all of them realise that the house is really haunted by a ghost named Sangili Aandavar (Radha Ravi). But it is a good-hearted ghost and it wants everyone to live together in peace.
Director Ike, grandson of veteran actor M R Radha, has made a decent directorial debut in Sangili Bungili Kadhava Thorae. The film, besides its eerie and comedy elements, also relies on family sentments.
Jiiva performs well and this film might provide him the much needed break. Sri Divya, as Jiiva’s love interest, sizzles with her presence and performance. Suri steals the show, while Radhika, Radha Ravi, Thambi Ramaiah and others are adequate.
There are four pillars in the movie, and they are cinematography by Sathyan Sooryan, editing by T.S. Suresh, music by Vishal Chandrasekhar and art direction by Lalgudi Ilayaraja.
On the flipside, many scenes are too predictable and we are 99 per cent sure what is going to come next. But Ike wins with his smart screenplay and interesting one-liners, aided by acting and technical departments.
Rating: 3 out of 5
Music: Vishal Chandrasekhar
Cast: Jiiva, Sri Divya, Soori, Radhika Sarathkumar, Radharavi, Thambi Ramaiah, Ilavarasu, Kovai Sarala, Devadarshini, Madhumila, Rajendran, Mayilsamy, Senthikumari, Jai, Akshara Gowda
Pro: Suresh Chandra