Oru Oorla Rendu Raja Movie Review

Middling in parts, hilarious in places

Reviews 10-Nov-2014 1:00 PM IST Top 10 Comments

Direction : R. Kannan
Production : S. Michael Rayappan, M. Sheraphin Xavier, R. Kannan
Starring : Vimal, Priya Anand, Soori, Thambi Ramaiah
Music : D. Imman
Cinematography : P. G. Muthiah
Editing : Surya

Films that come with good message laced with enough commercial elements are always into the good reception of audiences. Oru Oorla Rendu Raja seemingly should have been crafted by Kannan while penning the script. The film stars Vemal and Priya Anand in lead roles with Soori as the comedian and Vishaka Singh appears in an important characterisation. D Imman has composed music and PG Muthaiah has handled cinematography.

Story

The film is about two good for nothing personalities played by Vemal and Soori. Their days are nothing but simple and fun filled moments. For the first time when Vemal comes across Priya Anand, a beautiful girl into the Tasmac for buying alcohol, his assumptions turn bad and later his heart starts falling in love with her during the train journey. But later the lives of Vemal and Soori undergo a change indeed. What actually happens to them and who Priya Anand really is forms crux of the story.

Analysis

Director Kannan makes sure of laying emphasis and some emotional bond in all his movies laced with some commercial elements. This time, he comes up with a good plot, but it doesn’t carry a substantial narration. The first half gets deviated from the actual plot and the actual story begins only by the latter part of this flick. Director Kannan could have made the film with the theme connected to each and every proceeding, which could have added more intensity to this film. While the star-cast looks perfect and the theme to be intriguing, the narrative becomes a slight spoiler as it turns fallible making the entire film dull and sluggish in parts. Getting on to the technical aspects of this film, the songs by D Imman are pretty commendable, but the background score could have been better. The top-notch cinematography by P.G. Muthaiah is worthy of best appreciations.

Performance

Vemal as usual delivers his simple styled performance and his mannerisms are the same as in his previous films. But it is worth mentioning that he has undergone a good change in his looks. Priya Anand looks gorgeous in the songs and her role is elegantly crafted. Soori performs the usual paradigms of humorous sequences. They’re quite enjoyable in few places and sometimes seem to be hackneyed. Nasser does his part well with some prototyped panache. Thambi Ramaiah is just okay and his performance during penultimate sequences is done with good effort.

What works?

Cinematography by P.G. Muthaiah
Basic theme of the film
Songs
Comedy in few places by Soori, Thambi Ramaiah

What doesn’t work?

Flimsy screenplay
Logic missing in few places…

Overall, Oru Oorla Rendu Raja has some interesting moments, but the missing of logic and disability to convey the exact prominence of the message that Kannan actually wanted to convey keeps this film, a mediocre.

Verdict: Middling in parts, hilarious in places

Rating: 3.5/10

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