Rummy (TAMIL)


Starring: Vijay Sethupathi, Inigo Prabhakar, Gaythiri, Iswarya, Soori and many more
Editing: Raja Mohammad
Music : D. Imman
Cinematography : Premkumar
Directed by: Balakrishnan K

Vijay Sethupathi’s first movie of the year and he shares the screen with another upcoming hero. This is what the initial things were said about this film. So the normal audience did not have anything to expect from this venture. Anyhow its another film from the hatrick hero. So its something special always. Lets see what this film has in it.

Sakthi (Inigo), Joseph (Vijay) joins a college where they share the same room. Arunachalam (Soori) joins them in their class and soon they become friends. Sakthi has a love feeling on Gayathiri another student of his class who belongs to the native of Arunachalam. Sakthi and Joseph is thrown out of their hostel and comes to Arunachalam’s village and stays in a room. Joseph gets a girl for him (Iswarya) who is the daughter of the village head, whom is against love. What happens next is the usual old age movie type story.

The film is set in the 80’s period. The plots in first half of the film has been finely built though the narration lacks pace. Even though the story is realistic it might remind you of Subramaniapuram. But the second half becomes filmy and loses the grip by having scenes which has been seen over many years. Apart from that it has a usual songs-sentiment-comedy-violence (gore?) type of mode.

Vijay plays the role of a friend to the main lead Inigo , but he still has a excellent role which he has played well. Inigo has done a decent job. Gayathiri comes and goes as a normal village belle whereas Iswarya has a excellent role which has a twist over the climax. Soori reminds us of many of the previous comedians. All other supporting artists have done well. The one person who has hit a jackpot in the film is D.Imman. Be it in the melodious songs or the brilliant BGM’s this man excels. Well done.! Camera by Prem is neat and editing is ok. Debutant Balakrishnan has given an engaging film, let down by an average screenplay and the extremely slow pace. Old wine in a very sleak but old bottle..!! 😦


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