Synopsis: Arjun (Shakkthi) falls for Shalini (Liya) at first sight. Initially, Liya resists his advances, but later falls for his charms. When Liya’s uncle Nambi (Anand), a dreaded goon, gets to know about the relationship, he makes life hell for Arjun.
Movie Review: To keep cliches out of a romantic movie is a tough task. Yet, the movie can be made interesting if the treatment of the subject is different, like what Saravanan did in Engaeyum Eppodhum last year. Etho Seithai Ennai however sticks to the old formula, and sadly the same treatment too – boy falls in love with rich girl, her uncle is a dreaded goon and opposes their affair, and it’s a fight to the finish.
Director Bosser does nothing to make the treatment refreshing and Etho Seithai Ennai ends up as something that can be given a pass. The pacing is uneven and with Arjun taking up more than the first half to impress Shalini, it is a lesson in patience. Music by Ganesh Kumar is pedestrian; when a song by students about how great their college life is is set to a rhyme, it feels like a mocktail gone wrong.
To add to this, Shakkthi, trying to make a comeback after the failure of Attanayagan, fails to impress, though Liya and Anand come out okay. John Vijay appears only in a couple of scenes and provides some entertainment, but is largely wasted.