Vantha Rajavathaan Varuven Movie Review
Director: Sundar C
Cast: Silambarasan, Megha Aakash, Catherine Tresa, Ramya Krishnan, Nasser, Yogi Babu, Radha Ravi
Composer: Hiphop Tamizha
Sundar C and STR – The combination itself had pulled off an impeccable attention towards the movie ‘Vandha Rajavathaan Varuven’. Moreover, the film being the remake of blockbuster Telugu family entertainer ‘Attarintiki Daredi’ had escalated the expectation bars. The film has an ensemble star-cast of Ramya Krishnan, Nasser, Prabhu, Megha Akash, Catherine Tresa, Mahat Raghavendra, VTV Ganesh, Robo Shankar and others.
The film opens in Madrid, where STR is seen as the heir to billions worth industry owned by his grandfather (Nasser) and his father (Suman). Although they are wealthy enough with luxurious life, STR has to now fulfill his grandfather’s wish of reuniting his estranged aunt (Ramya Krishnan), who stepped out of the house before years.
If you had watched the original version in Telugu, there are certain elements that will obviously come into the comparisons. However, for the ones watching this as a fresh movie, it has its own moments to engross the audiences. But it is evident that the film has been completed in a heavy rush and we can feel that some quality is missing. Moreover, this is going to be a little disappointment for STR fans, while family audiences might enjoy the entertainment factors. Usually, there would be lots of fun-filled moments in Sundar C movies, but here we see that they are slightly missing. In many places, we tend to see the reflection of Pawan Kalyan in STR. Ramya Krishnan is seen starry and silent throughout the movie and she has nothing much to play though her role is very much important. Of course, the sequence before interval involving the interaction between STR and Ramya Krishnan is emotional. But STR’s peak of performance is during the final moments, which is first of its kind climax without any much fight sequences.
A very big disappointment from Hiphop Aadhi and the music is not at all appealing in any aspects, except for the song ‘Vandha Rajavathaan Varuven’. Although STR is giving his best into dancing, we miss his trademark style. It’s high time that he loses some weight and enthralls us with his magical shake of legs. Cinematography is just okay. Others in the star-cast have nothing much to perform though the film looks crowded. It’s like almost everyone in this film are junior artiste have their little portions. Robo Shankar is next one to capture our attention. Mahat appears rarely in couple of scenes. Megha Akash is completely inappropriate for a commercial heroine look. Catherine Tresa has tried giving the best in performance and dancing. VTV Ganesh, Yogi Babu and others don’t have much with the hilarious elements. Sundar C movies usually have lots of slapstick humour episodes that stand out to be one of the major highlights in this film, but it goes missing here.
Overall, Vantha Rajavathaan Varuven is a neat movie that has emotional connect in places, but when audiences sumptuously expect ‘Excess Entertainment’ with Sundar C, it doesn’t offer much on this aspect.