Review: Sema - Fun is the word

By Santhosh Mathevan Published on May 27, 2018 04:32 PM IST

G V Prakash has managed a successful transition from a music composer to an actor. His performance in Bala's Naachiyaar brought him name and fame.

He is part of a commercial entertainer in Sema. It has action, romance and some comedy too.

The movie is produced by Pandiraj’s Pasanga Productions in association with Linga Bairavi Creations. Arthana Binu of Thondan fame plays GV Prakash Kumar’s pair in the film and Yogi Babu is in charge of comic portions.

Directed by newcomer Vallikanth, the film also Mansoor Ali Khan, Kovai Sarala and Sujatha Sivakumar in important roles.

In a nutshell, the movie is about a vegetable vendor who marries a girl against her father's wish. The couple, with the help of their respective mothers, manage to hide it from the girl's father till she gives birth to a child.

In the native of North Tiruchi, the movie is about the kinds of challenges a couple face before and after getting married. The director has used the town as backdrop well and dialogues that carries nativity.

Vallikanth and Pandiraj have scripted Sema in such a way that the narration holds our interest all through.

GV Prakash fits the role of a rural youngster well. Yogi Babu provides laughter. His screen presence and one-liners adds shine to Sema. The role of Arthana Binu is conventional and he portrays her innocence well.

GV Prakash always has a special album for any movie he is in. Sema too is with a pleasing album that is packed with a melody, a peppy number and a feel-good song, all placed well. Cinematographer Vivek Anand uses a pale yellow shade to bring the right feel of villages on the banks of Cauvery.

For a story that is predictable, the treatment and the research Vallikanth has made is commendable. The movie can be enjoyed in parts.