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
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.
The best thing Atlee has done is that he has tried to convey a good message to the young generation. He attempts to tell that there is a life after a love failure.
Raja Rani is packed with emotional moments, romantic scenes and comic sequences. The only drawback of the story is that in a bid to tell two love stories, the director doesn't give sufficient time to blossom the main love story. No worries, as the audience won't complain.
The underlining part of the story is that all four - Arya, Nayantara, Jai and Nazriya Nazim - make good impact in the movie. Nobody overshadows each other and the director has to be appreciated for the same.
Arya has done good job and he is impressive as a lover boy. His chemistry with Nayantara works again.
Nayantara completely justifies her role. Jai and Nazriya Nazim have played their parts well.
Santhanam steals the show whenever he appears on screen. He has a few emotional scenes too. Sathyaraj's character is well written and modern day girls would love to have such a father.
Raja Rani is a must watch for family audience and youths. No doubt, AR Murugadoss has a winner in hand.
Rating : 3/5