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Reviews 14-Jan-2011 3:21 PM IST Top 10 Cinema Comments

Karthi’s journey through distinctive roles in ‘Paruthiveeran’, ‘Aayirathil Oruvan’, ‘Paiyaa’ and ‘Naan Mahaan Alla’ have leaped him into the league of superstars taking up challenging roles. This time, he is up with a out and out commercial entertainer that yields absolute entertainment worthy of time and money. You’ve got certain guidelines to follow before walking in for ‘Siruthai’. Just stop looking out for logics and just remember ‘Drama Begins when Logic ends.’

Producer K.E. Gnanavel Raja needs special recognition for churning out quality flicks based on different genres. ‘Siruthai’ blends fun, action and emotions together that keeps us engrossed throughout the show. Karthi’s earnest efforts on distinguishing himself on different roles stand out as the spotlighting key.

Two contradictory characters – Different values in the society. But destiny brings them together resulting in unexpected chain of events. Rocket Raja (Karthi), a cunning thief well known for the art of cutpurse jobs doesn’t leave any missions incomplete. Think different and execute – Rocket Raja and his sidekick Kattu Poochi (Santhanam) follow this rituals wholeheartedly. His life is turned upside down when a little girl approaches claiming him as her dad.

The past revisits changing the faces of present for a paradisiacal future as the Good takes on the Evil.

Director Siva dramatizes the first half completely from the original version ‘Vikramakudu’. Even you might have watched the Telugu movie, there happens to be a vast difference in screenplay. Siva has conceptualized the first hour humorous drama.

Don’t miss the hilarious encounters of Karthi and Santhanam as nothing can better than this.
The funny dialogues rendered between them are over the top. The audiences are sure to get juggled between comedy and action during the course as Siva keeps shifting the portions between the two characters.

Karthi bedazes in the characterization of Rathinavel IPS as he stands on pars with Suriya’s performance in ‘Singam’…
Exhibiting the herculean performance at such an early stage of career is something out of blue. Watch out for his infuriating action sequences during point of intermission. It’s prodigiously the best from Karthi. His portions have been well delineated in second half as well. Getting on with ‘Rocket Raja’, the scene which evokes much laughter is wedding house drama as the famous ad – ‘Kanna Laddu Thinna Aasaya. Kanna Rendavadhu Laddu Thinna Aasaya’. You’ll keep hitting with unlimited fun as Karthi and Santhanam offer the best. Thamannah doesn’t get more footage as in her previous film ‘Paiyaa’ with Karthi. Of course, it was very much evident with Karthi’s statement that she performs an usual role of a commercial cinema. The little girl Rakshana with her cute looks and innocuous performance wins our attention.

On the technical front, it’s cinematographer Velraj and art director Rajeevan surpassing to the best. Velraj uses different set of lighting techniques for the two different characters. The portions shot in Devipatnam have sepia-tone that adds serious mood to the script. Rajeevan’s art work is more revealing with the same portions as the gigantic looks of villain’s house and bridge erected for climax are magnificent. Vidhyasagar’s musical score comprises of melody, mass and peppy numbers. The title song ‘Rocket Raja’ is a mass number that acts as a special treat to the Karthi fans. ‘Vaa Chellam’ is a melodic number shot in backdrops of exotic beaches of Mauritius.

‘Siruthai’ establishes yet another shade of Karthi. As on whole, it’s a complete entertainer for family audiences.

What works: Karthi, Second Half, Cinematography, Art Direction

What doesn’t work: Nothing in particular

Verdict: Experience the entertainment

Banner: Studio Green

Production: K.E. Gnanavel Raja

Direction: Shiva

Star-casts: Karthi, Thamannah, Santhanam, Rakshana and others

Music: Vidhyasagar

Cinematography: Velraj

Editing: V.T. Vijayan

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