Filmmaker Andrew Louis is a welcome addition to Tamil cinema. His maiden venture Leelai oozes with youthful exuberance and all the artistes have given their best. It is different from the rest thanks to swift screenplay. With comedy, romancer and emotional elements at right mix, the movie passes the muster. Newcomers Shiv Pandit and Manasi are in the lead cast with Santhanam providing the humour. Music is by Sathish Chakravarthy.
Karthik (Shiv Pandit) is a happy youngster who loves to romance women. Malar (Mansi) also studies in the same college. They cross each other's path and there is no love between them anywhere. After college, Malar works in the HR department of a computer company where Karthik joins. But life has interesting twists for both of them. Karthik decides to win her heart. Did Karthiksucceed form the crux.
Both Shiv Pandit and Mansi are right choice. They pour our right emotions. Shiv Pandit is cool and casual before the camera. Mansi is cute and bubbly. She is right choice for the role ofMalar. Santhanam evokes laughter and continues from where he left in OKOK. His one-liners are enjoyable. All the rest of the cast deserve a special mention.
The dialogues are the high point and so are the sophisticated scenes especially those in the college. Cinematography by Velraj is good and vibrant. He captures campus life well. Sathish Chakravarthy's music is another highlight. The background score goes with the story. Leelai may have its drawbacks, yet it is feel-good, fun and engaging. Job well done Andrew Louis.