Rajapattai - Movie Review
Vikram’s Rajapattai is colourful, stylish and it has good actions. Chiyaan, like before, attracts you with different avatars. In fact, it is treat to watch the Anniyan star in variety of getups. But the disappointing factor is that the story is not strong and it has turned out to be a yet another commercial potboiler, which was not expected from Susindran.
The maker of Rajapattai have not bothered about the story, as they have kept it very simple. Anal Murugan (Vikram) is a gym instructor, who desires to be an on-screen baddie at any cost. But the tale takes a different route after he accidentally meets Dakshina Murthy (K Vishwanath). In fact, the veteran’s son Chidambaram (Avinash) is chasing him to grab a land which would give him a political entry.
Chidambaram’s idea is simple. Give the land to powerful politician Sana (Ranganayaki) thereby getting a ticket to contest elections. As the fate has it, now Anal Murugan wants to save Dakshina Murthy from them. How and what he does form the crux of the film.
Out of 10, Vikram gets six marks. While he thrills the audience with his usual performance, he fails in comic scenes. In fact, one would wonder how the actor agreed the script, which is poorly written at parts. Deeksha Seth has not got enough opportunity to showcase her skills. However, K Vishwanath steals the show throughout the film with his acting and his abilities to evoke laughter.
Yuvan Shankar Raja’s music is not up to the mark. His background score is good. But Rajeevan’s artwork and cinematography by Madhie are the standouts of Rajapattai. It is because of them, the movie looks colourful. Director Susindran should have concentrated more on the script, as the movie features Vikram. Rest other departments are okay.
Verdict: Rajapattai is an average movie, which would impress regular mass masala fans.
Cast: Vikram, Deeksha Seth, K Vishwanath, Pradeep Rawat, Mithra Kurian, Avinash and others
Music: Yuvan Shankar Raja
Cinematography: R Madhi
Release Date: December 23
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