Direction : Ponram
Production : Thirrupathi Brothers
Starring : Sivakarthikeyan, Keerthy Suresh, Samuthirakani, Rajkiran, Soori
Music : D. Imman
Cinematography : Balasubramaniem
Editing : Vivek Harshan
There goes a famous quote for brand – Right thing, Right place and Right time. Rajini Murugan comes coincidentally adherent to this statement. With the Pongal season, the fans, especially the family audiences obviously expect more entertainment that can be exquisite and appreciable with family. The same team that offered a decorous film ‘Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam’ comes back with a splendid entertainer in ‘Rajini Murugan’ that keeps us amused all throughout the show. The film is directed by Ponram and is produced by Thirrupathi Brothers with Sivakarthikeyan, Keerthi Suresh, Raj Kiran, Soori, Samuthirakani and many others in the ensemble star-cast. D Imman has composed music for this film.
It’s a tale about an ordinary boy (Sivakarthikeyan) who was named after Superstar as Rajini Murugan. The entire film is about his attempts to unite his family that has been spread across the world as his grandfather (Raj Kiran) desires to have them all together. In the interim, he enters into an unexpected clash with a goon (Samuthirakani), who is a land grabber.
Although this film’s plot while reading might offer a sense of seriousness, director Ponram has narrated it with more fun and entertainment. It is obvious that Ponram and his team of writers have made it more to the point that the scenes shouldn’t be dragging and stereotypical elements should be avoided. The first half starts off on a slow note, where thing look time worn and something we have already seen in many movies. But nearly half an hour into the film, we are taken through a jolly ride. Although, it’s a family entertainer, Ponram doesn’t sink you into the emotional context, but offers the dose of right moments. Sivakarthikeyan has completely underplayed his role and this gives more depth to other characters as well. Even the smallest characters get good scope, because of the humorous touch involved. Say for instance, the father role of Soori using smart techniques to check the theft, Soori and Sivakarthikeyan at tea shop involved in laughter riot and Keerthi Sreush’s father as Rajnikanth fan are so much of fun. Although the film has a lengthy duration, we aren’t turned off anywhere and we keep enjoying the show till the last moment. There is nothing such in the flip side, although three songs in the second half could have been avoided. But surely, the family audiences and the ones across sub-urban and rural areas are sure to enjoy it to the core.
Background score by D Imman and the additional folk songs he has done elevates the nativity mood. Both cinematography and editing are done with decent panache.
Ponram’s screenplay, especially the funny twist (A suspense that you must enjoy in theatres) during the climax is splendid enjoyment.
Sivakarthikeyan has clearly understood the need of the role and has never tried to over perform in any situation. This is one of the greatest strengths in this movie and he has completed gone by the direction of Ponram. Similarly, Keerthi Suresh has showed up with a matured performance and sher expressions and dancing skills are appreciable. Soori after a long time gets to score brownie points with the hilarious episodes. Samuthirakani gives his best into the role as a baddie, but that too with humorous panache and everyone in the star-cast have given a decent performance. Raj Kiran is simply resplendent offering the emotional dose and yes, he isn’t an exception to offer us humour.
1. No obscenity or vulgarity.. Sure treat for family audiences
2. Performance and casting
3. Comedy unlimited
What doesn’t work?
1. Screenplay (little dragging during initial moments)
2. Nothing particular to mention
On the whole, Rajini Murugan is a decorous family entertainer that you can watch it in all seasons. It’s fun, entertainment and enjoyment written all over Rajini Murugan.
Verdict : Humour, Entertainment and family – what else you need than this???
Rating : 5.5/10
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