Starring: Dhanush, Amala Paul, Samuthirakani, Vivek, Saranya and many more
Editing : Rajesh Kumar
Music : Anirudh
Cinematography and Directed by: Velraj
Milestone is always special whoever it is or whatever sorts its for. If its for an actor then it will trigger the interest rate among the movie buffs that too for an actor who has proved as an actor across the country. D25 as its called shortly, Dhanush comes big this time with the company of unemployed graduate(s) along with him. The teaser was slick, songs were nice and the trailer rocked the public and media. Thus the expectations went sky high. Lets see what does this graduate offers us to read.
Raghuvaran (Dhanush) is a civil engineering graduate, who is constantly insulted by his father (Samuthirakani) as he is being unemployed and not interested to take up an IT job for name sake. Comparisons are drawn in the house with his younger sibling, who is into IT and earns well. It is his mother (Saranya), who consoles him and try to boost his confidence. Then comes a twist which makes him to get a job of his own interest and what happens from then after forms a good part of the film. Sorry that I forgot to mention Shalini (Amala Paul) who is neighbour of hero who does her job of loving the hero well.
First half moves well as the director sets up the milieu. It is engaging with some powerful one-liners backed with comedy and romantic scenes. The second half is high on emotions. But at the same time even though the film is short the story gets predictable in the second half. Dhanush is definitely the reason for you to watch the film. With the looks of boy next door and a suitable body language that can both show as actor and star, he takes the film till end on his shoulders with few imitations which resembles his father-in-law. Despite shades of his earlier films, this film is one more addition to his commercial entertainers.
Amala’s simplicity is what we can notice in the film which is otherwise nothing but a normal heroine role. Samuthirakani and Saranya emotes so elegantly and the bonding in the way they share things to each other makes us to feel for them. Vivek comes only in second half but he adds pep to the story. Coming to music, man whats there to say in that. All the songs are already chartbusters so no worries in that and Anirudh scores a ton in the BGM part. He gels well when it comes to Dhanush film. Some songs could have been trimmed as they were loosely hanging in the film.
Cinematographer turned director Velraj’s debut has a short but powerful line as its story which is well backed by well etched dialogs. Its a film for entertainment seekers of all ages, and a masala wrapped film which aptly explains the mood and feel of the unemployed towards the society. A simple film which scores more in entertainment section. Thumbs up with a little shake..!! 🙂