In the meantime, Thambi Ramaiah too has been living there with his wife Devadarshini and daughter Sri Divya. This is not the first time Sri Divya sees Jiiva since she had seen him the time he had come to purchase the palace and it is instant attraction. Soon, they both fall in love. However, a rift occurs between Jiiva and Thambi Ramaiah and both families decide to stay in the palace to come to a conclusion as to who gets the owns the place. Jiiva and Soori then hatch plans to send Thambi Ramaiah's family away by creating situations that depict the existence of a ghost in the house. However, they all soon come to realize that a real ghost is indeed roaming in the palace. They both then decide to bring in Kovai Sarala, who comes as a government official for supernatural activities and she confirms that a spirit does exist. As a result, they are soon forced to evict the home. The rest of the plot of Sangili Bungili Kadhava Thorae revolves around the backstory of the ghost and Jiiva's attempts to drive away the ghost.
Jiiva, who hasn't had a success off late has come up a bit with his latest film. As always, his greatest strengths are his casual dialogue delivery and exceptional comedy delivery. Be it in sentiment, comedy, romantic scenes as well as horror sequences, he gets the nuances in his expressions right. Sri Divya is a delight for the eyes and leaves a smile on our faces in the romantic scenes. She is one of the few actresses these days who can manage to make us fall in love with her without having to shed any clothes and that is a major plus for a female artist in the industry. The chemistry between Jiiva and Sri Divya is a major USP for the film.
Radhika Sarathkumar has once again brought in her experience into play to portray as a spirited mother who wants to buy an own house. Radharavi comes for a very short period and plays the role of Jiiva's father convincingly. Soori is back at his original best is what we can say in this film portraying his role in his own style. The same can be said about both Thambi Ramaiah and Devadarshini in their performances. Kovai Sarala has now become an important aspect of all horror films and she delivers yet another knockout despite appearing only for a short duration. Ilavarasu, 'Motta' Rajendran and Mayilsamy have played their parts well.
Debutant director Ike has tried making a horror film in a new manner and succeeds in his attempt at a time when there is a precedent set for the genre these days. His message through the ghost for families to live jointly and not split up is novel. Sathyan Sooryan's cinematography skills come to the fore and he excels in the scenes he shot featuring the ghost. Vishal Chandrasekhar's background score adds to the ambiance and so do his songs; especially the one sung by Premgi.
In short, Sangili Bungili Kadhava Thorae gives us chills in this hot summer.