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Review: 'Raja Rani'

Chakpak | 04th Oct 2013

Both Arya and Nayanthara have their share of heartbreaks before they meet, but decide to unite in holy matrimony to appease their families.  Do they move on from their pasts and have their happily-ever-after? Or do they stay at loggerheads with each other?

Cast: Arya, Nayanthara, Jai, Nazariya Nazim, Sathyaraj, Santhanam, Sathyan, Rajendran, Mano Bala, Rajendran

Directed by: Atlee

Music by:  GV Prakash Kumar

Produced by:  Fox Studios

Story Review:

Though the movie is incredibly refreshing, it does remind one of Mani Ratnam’s classic hit ‘Mouna Ragam’. Atlee has added his own dimension to the story, and has served it on an all new platter. The best thing about the film is that it satiates the cravings of every class of viewer and leaves nothing to complain about.

The film is a neat entertainer. The entire team has given this film their best. Atlee, the debutant director has delivered his dream project flawlessly.  His strong points seem to be character definitions and screenplay. He has carved his characters with utmost care to perfection and has selected his crew rather cautiously. The movie has three different stories, but the gripping screenplay keeps the audience glued to their seats.

Sathyaraj, Arya and Nayathara stand out with their brilliant acting skills. Although Jai has delivered a flawless performance, it is Arya who walks away with all the glory, thanks to his well scripted character ‘John’.  Nayanthara portrays her role to the tee, while Nazriya does what is asked of her - look flawless on-screen. Santhanam, Sathyan and Rajendran prove their mettle in both comical and serious sequences. Santhanam raises quite a few guffaws with his quick wit.

The let-downs however are the songs and editing.  Given G V’s repute, the audience definitely expected something better - something hummable, and something more urban. Though the songs are a disappointment, he has done an excellent job scoring the background music in the first half.

Cinematographer George C Williams and dance choreographer Sheriff deserve a pat on their backs.

Watch the movie for:

·         Cinematography

·         Choreography

·         Gripping Screenplay

Skip the movie for:

·         Songs

On the whole, ‘Raja Rani’ is ‘Mouna Ragam’ re-tweeted by Atlee in his Gen-Next Lingo.

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