Popular television anchor Ma.Ka.Pa.Anand as acted as a hero in a few films but he is yet to get a break in Kollywood. His latest release Atti has him playing the lead role of a happy-go-lucky youngsters of a lower middle class locality in Chennai and lets see whether this will increase register him as a commercial hero.
Bava (Ma.Ka.Pa.Anand) lives in a lower middle class tenement in Triplicane, Chennai. He runs a water can business along with his friends. He also sings Gana songs in death ceremonies. During one such occasion he crosses swords with a local thug Mookuthi (Ramachandran Durairaj) and gets a mobile phone while running for his life on the road. Not all but a few comedy scenes like the episode involving Yogi Babu serve the intended purpose of making the audience laugh.
The owner of the mobile phone is the heroine (Ashmitha) and she wants it back. Bava’s repeated attempts to meet her and hand over the mobile fail due to various reasons and when he finally meets her with the mobile, he is brutally attacked by a group of goons and the mobile goes missing again.
The film is not the one that should be completely dismissed as bad. The efforts to build up suspense and confusion on who is the actual enemy of the hero and the way the thugs take over the reins by betraying each other are the ideas and scenes that highlight the writing skills of Vijaya Bhaskar.
Atti has an interesting storyline and a few engaging scenes, but does not appeal as a whole and it is lengthy too.