Based on the Malayalam film ‘Traffic’, Chennaiyil Oru Naal intertwines the lives of certain characters and connects them through one common incident. The mission is to transport a heart from Chennai to Vellore, approximately 150 km, in about 90 minutes.
The film lacks screenplay to support the story. With numerous sub plots with different groups of characters who disappear halfway through the film makes the 2hr movie boring. Initially, the film struggles to develop tension, but when it finally tries to show some, the audience loose interest in the film. Prakash raj and Cheran were only ones who stick to their characters, all others are loosely fitted in the mismatched jigsaw puzzle. It’s an unwanted cameo by Suriya during the critical point of film. the Director goes for an ineffective modification as the original version ‘Traffic’ didn’t have a special appearance by any other actors .why does he have to come as a movie Actor who asks his fans to help for cause, when they already have character in the film playing a role of a movie star .Maybe the producers wanted Surya in their cast for publicity reasons but was a total disaster and doesn’t appeal with the audience. I give it 3/10