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Director Radha Mohan delivers another family entertainer after his successful ‘Mozhi’. Like ‘Mozhi’, this film too could have ended up as a top grade movie if the director had avoided unnecessary scenes and comical situations that has no impact on the storyline. Prakashraj has been flawless despite being tested by Director in some seemingly inappropriate and poorly inserted scenes. Aishwarya plays her character perfectly and with Trisha in the cast, one has to say that Radha Mohan has the knack of forming good teams, just like in ‘Mozhi’. Despite drawbacks, this is clean family entertainment with emotions, humour and lessons to be learned. Vidyasagar doesn’t live upto his reputation, although most songs go well with the storyline.
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Director - Radha Mohan
Producer – Prakash Raj
Writer - Radha Mohan
Cast – Prakashraj, Trisha, Ganesh, Prithviraj
Music – Vidyasagar
Cinematography - Preetha
Editor – M. Kasivishwanathan
Director – P. Vasu
Producers - K. Balachandar, Ashwini Dutt, G.P. Vijayakumar
Writers - Sreenivasan
Cast - Rajinikanth, Nayanthara, Meena, Pasupathy, Livingston, Vadivelu
Music – G.V. Prakashkumar
Cinematography - Arvind Krishna
Editor – Ashmith Kunder
Despite being a poorer remake of the Malayalam original, this is film that every Rajini fan should watch. It is pure irony that the film lacks any and all masala aspects seen fromhis past hits, but brings Shivaji Rao the common man to silver screen in a minor yet a stellar role. This is a far cry from the larger than life hero image and dialogues that were integral in his top grossing ‘masala’ movies. To his credit, Rajini has played one of his best supporting roles and acted admirably in this movie. This brought back memories of his early days where he acted as a protagonist alongside Kamal, before fame and inimtable style took over transforming him to a level not seen before in Tamil cinema.
The story revolves around the friendship and ends on a beautiful and moving note. If Rajini’s role is refreshingly good, the same cannot not be said of the rest. Pasupathi, Nayanthara and Meena have all ‘partcipated’ well partially due to their own limitations but more so by the way the roles were poorly slotted to them. Pasupathi is a far better actor than he is made to look, and it would be quite unfortunate if he does not get a hero role again.
Script hasn’t been great and what carries the film though is the ‘human’ bondage portrayed vetween two childhood friends, and how they take different paths and meet up on a climax that is worthy of going to the theatre to see.
My rating ** (2 out of 5)
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I am an ardent follower of the South Indian Cinema, especially the progress of Tamil Movie making. There are far too many movies made nowadays and it is impossible for me to watch nor comment on all of them. My reviews are inevitably limited to Tamil movies that are significant for their sheer quality, and if not, at least for their blockbuster standing. I may also write at times on matters concerning the film Industry. Despite my passion for Indian Cinema, I am not an Indian, and although movie critics are all alike despite geographical boundaries, this could be the only place to read the views on Tamil movies by a non Indian national. Enjoy.