6/3/2017 6:18:00 PM
Indra conspires with his friends and opens fake accounts in social networking forums to cheat other youngsters. During one of their attempts to con one youth, Indra gets involved in an accident and the nerve connecting his brain and ear gets damaged. As a result, he is left with a condition wherein he understands words spoken by others only after 5 seconds. He then tries to find a cure to the problem by consulting several doctors, but all his efforts turn to dismay. At one point, he meets Pandiarajan, who is branded as a doctor who brings bad luck to his patients.
Despite all that's been said about Pandiarajan, Indra approaches him. On the other hand, Indra meets Adithi, a portrait artist and falls in love with her after he comes to know she visits the hospital to converse with the patients and gets to know them so she can sketch their portraits. Meanwhile, one of the people who gets conned on Facebook is out for revenge against those responsible for the torture he has gone through. The remainder of the plot of Tubelight revolves around whether Indra reveals his feelings for Adithi, if he manages to cure himself and whether the guy affected by the antics on Facebook gets his revenge.
Indra's scope for performance was quite large, but he misses the opportunity and comes off average in his effort. He shines in a few scenes and misses by a huge mark in many other scenes. Aditi is the new find from Kerala and she is a delight to our eyes throughout the film. It's not just her beauty that radiates on screen, but she delivers a fine performance for an up-and-coming actress.
Apart from acting as the film's lead, Indra has directed Tubelight. Despite his commendable effort in attempting to make a different film, he has stumbled on several occasions. There is no clear path on what he intends to convey despite the plot having immense potential. However, he shines with the dialogues written. If we have to give full credit to Indra, it has to be for the music in the film. His songs are enjoyable and the background score elevates the film to a higher plane. Sridhar's cinematography skills come to the fore and he has shot film really well.
In short, Tubelight could have been brighter.