Vishnu Vishal’s film Gatta Kusthi is a pleasant family drama, and Aishwarya Lekshmi shines.
Vishnu Vishal makes unusual choices as an actor and producer. Following two back-to-back plot-driven thrillers, he returns with Gatta Kusthi, a breezy rural entertainer filled with some neat messages about modern-day marriages and the need for women empowerment. The film is undeniably one of the most entertaining family dramas to come out of Tamil cinema in recent years. It follows a very familiar plot of a domineering husband who eventually wins his wife over after a makeover. The hilarious handling and allowing Aishwarya Lekshmi steal the show are what make the film refreshing. For the most of the film, Vishnu plays second fiddle to Aishwarya.
Keerthi (Aishwarya Rai) portrays a local wrestling champion, but her parents are opposed to her desire since they want her to marry soon. Veera (Vishnu), on the other hand, lives off his ancestral inheritance and hopes to marry a girl who will make a wonderful homemaker and will not be a dictator. Essentially, he seeks a wife with little expectations. The events that occur between them and in their marriage become the centre of the story when he marries her without knowing the truth.
The ridiculousness of the plot is what makes Gatta Kusthi, a completely predictable film, enjoyable to watch. This is the type of picture that just works when you don’t take it seriously, and that’s the only way to really appreciate the film’s goal. Throughout the first half, the film appears to be a film that strongly advocates patriarchal restrictions for women, but it makes an unusual detour in the second half by discussing women empowerment. The video contains an intriguing central theme concerning modern-day expectations amongst married couples and how males avoid fundamental domestic tasks.
Even though Vishnu Vishal portrays the hero, this film belongs to Aishwarya Lekshmi, who is at ease in a part that allows her to demonstrate her full acting abilities. She also gets a well-choreographed action sequence that is one of the film’s best whistle-worthy moments. Karunas finally gets a great comic character after a long time, and he shines in several critical situations.