RajiniMurugan Movie Review
Siva is back with his Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam team in another family-friendly outing. RajiniMurugan doesn’t offer anything new with either the story line or the screenplay but plenty of hilarious scenes along with Siva’s charming screen presence makes it a watchable affair.
RajiniMurugan (Siva) and Thothadhiri (Soori) are best friends who roam aimlessly and Siva’s only job is to take care of his Grandfather Raj Kiran and roam behind his childhood sweet heart Karthika Devi (Keerthi Suresh). RajKiran is a well-respected rich man whose children are settled abroad. His only wish is to meet all his children along with their families. He decides to sell his property so that all the family members will have to come to him (for registration purpose). RajiniMurugan etches a plan along with Thothadhiri to execute the sale and everything seems to be going fine till Ezharai Mookan (Samuthrakani) enters the family and all hell breaks loose. The rest of the story is predictable and obviously leads to a happy ending.
First half moves quickly with lots of witty one liners and hilarious moments along with the romantic portions. Siva and Soori combo has worked again after VVS and keep the moments light with their antics throughout the first half. Keerthi Suresh looks gorgeous and fits the bill perfectly as Madurai girl. The tempo comes down during the second half with few unwanted scenes and the movie starts to drag at times till pre-climax. The Panchayat sequence rocks and moments like these keep the movie lively. Samuthrakani is likeable as a comic villain and it’s good to see him in this new avatar. Veteran RajKiran walks through the role like a breeze. There is a big supporting cast and they effectively fill the screen. Songs are good enough with Ennama being the most catchy number.
It’s Siva who makes this cliched story work to a large extent, supported superbly by Soori. Their chemistry is impeccable and they leave a big smile on the viewers.
A clean and neat family entertainer for the festive season though there is nothing new to expect story-wise.