Movie Review

Rajini Murugan (2016)

Coming home after seeing Rajini Murugan (ரஜினி முருகன்) my son asked me “How was the Movie“, without hesitation I answered “enjoyable“. I couldn’t answer his next question when he asked “What was the story?“. Director Ponram has managed to deliver a 2:30 Hour movie that’s completely logicless but one that makes you laugh at many places.

The movie revolves around Sivakarthikeyan (starring as Rajini Murugan) and Rajkiran wo plays the role of his grandfather Periyavar. Rajini Murugan is in love with Karthika (played by Keerthy Suresh) from childhood, her father who was a former friend of Rajini Murugan’s dad opposed to the idea. Soori as Thotathree helps Rajini Murugan in his attempts. The two friends try their hands and fail in various business. Finally when they try to sell the ancestor bungalow they face the opposition of a local rowdy “Ezhrai” Mookan (played by Samuthirakani). It was surprising on how Samuthirakani who is now known for playing poweful roles in Paayum Puli and Kaaval agreed to do the weightless villain role in Rajini Murugan, his character Ezhrai Mookan turning to be a total comedy in the climax.

Music Composer D.Imman has given two super hit songs with “Rajinimurugan” & “Yennama Ipadi Panreengalaema”, the songs have become the crowd puller for film. The other two songs “Aavi Parakkum Teakadai” & “Un Mele Oru Kannu” were melodious too.

Thank God, there was just one fight sequence with Rajkiran sharing the load with Sivakarthikeyan. From En Rasavin Manasile (1991) days I like to see on screen Rajkiran fighting, there is something convincing to see him lift effortelessly the bad guys and throw them away, which none of the present day puny Heros can match.