Two’s company, three’s a crowd, and chaos too, probably. This is exactly what happens in Settai – the official Tamil remake of Bollywood’s Delhi Belly
Settai, the Tamil remake of the Imran Khan-Kunaal Roy Kapur-Vir Das film Delhi Belly, stars Arya, Santhanam and Premgi as the three main leads. The trailer leaves us confused, but piques our curiosity too. We have Arya running away from someone and bumping into Santhanam, who he seems to have met in an earlier encounter. The duo team up with Premgi to hatch a plot. Is it against the dance master? And why is Nasser behind the three men? What is the incident that is going to jolt the nation, and why isn’t Arya willing to fight for it? These are the questions that plague your mind.
But no Indian movie is complete without songs and heroines. So we have Anjali (supposedly Arya’s girlfriend) telling him that all work and no play will make him dull, but Arya retaliates by saying that he won’t change for anyone. Hmm, is there trouble in the relationship and is that when Hansika Motwani (the seductress) steps in? Who is the ‘awesome’ girl Arya is talking about and ready to marry?
Settai trailer – with all the elements of suspense, drama, action, humour – leaves you intrigued. Santhanam provides most of the laughs with his comic timing and witty one-liners. And the credit for that must go to dialogue writer John Mahendran. Produced by Ronnie Screwvala and Siddharth Roy Kapur, and directed by R Kannan, this UTV Motion Pictures’ venture looks like a laugh riot already.