Kiruthiga Udhayanidhi makes her directorial debut with Vanakkam Chennai,under their home banner Red Giant Movies .The Story is about two people who come to Chennai for the first time.Ajay (Shiva) who is about to join in his new job and Anjali (Priya anand) who comes from London to capture the cultural heritage with her photography.Narayanan (Santhanam) rents out the same house to both of them and escapes with the advance. Initially fighting over each other they both decide to live in the same house till they get their money back, rest forms the story of the film.
Shiva was a wrong choice for the film, since this film has more romance than comedy, its painful to see his acting in the love scenes, and embarrassing to see him dance- sorry only his hands move. He still manages to give a laugh here and there with his one-liners .Priya anand was looking good and has given a decent performance. Surprised to see Santhanam’s role minimized in the film, the usual overdose of his comic drama was missing .A very predictable film with potholes in the screenplay was dragging in the later half.Anirud’s music was the only one standing out in the whole film. I give the film 3/10