Gokul Anand an aspiring director goes to Singapore to meet a producer hoping that he would bankroll his debut film. Unfortunately his dreams get crushed quickly as the producer turns Gokul down due to illness, and shortly following that he also looses his passport and money.
In the mean time, he co-incidentally befriends Sathya a cinematographer and requests him to introduce Gokul to any producer who is willing to bankroll his project. Sathya then introduces them to a couple, who are willing to lend Gokul the necessary money to kick start his film, but with a condition - it should be a romantic script with the producers as the main actors.
Gokul is hesitant to take up the offer as he thinks it might not work out properly. But, at the same time he is completely helpless as he lost all his money and passport. While he is still double minded about taking up the project, he meets Anju Kurian and immediately falls for her. After forming a tentative friendship with her, Gokul gets to know that she is slowly succumbing to cancer.
Out of desperation and in need of money to aid for her treatments, Gokul then decides to con the producers by accepting the offer to direct the film with them as the leads. His plan was to get the necessary amount needed for the treatment and to retrieve his passport and then elope with it. A furious producer then finds out about this and decides to track Gokul down to kill him. The rest of the plot revolves around how Gokul escapes the producers, how he gets back to Chennai and will Anju Kurian get better.
Gokul Anand has delivered a decent performance. His way of emoting the feelings of desperation and disappointment in life works well. Sathya plays the role of the protagonist's friend, and has done a good job at trying his hand at comedy. Like wise, Anju Kurian has delivered a convincing performance.
Abbas Akbar has attempted to make a commercial movie which revolves around the true struggles every youngsters who dream big goes through, and also the difficulties one face in a foreign country. As a debut film, Abbas has done a pretty decent job in the directorial department. Yet, the screenplay could have been a little racy. Though many loose ends are evident, the story has all the elements one expects from a true commercial movie.
The recent musical sensation M Ghibran has provided the tunes and has bankrolled the film. As a music composer his background scores and songs are fresh and unique as usual. Karthik Nallamuthu's cinematography adds a certain excitement to the film, and he has shot well.
In short, Chennai 2 Singapore, is pastime.