– Dinesh Ravichandiran
Rekka – A couple of weeks back we were in awe of Vijay Sethupathi’s phenomenal run with back to back hits and more so about his brilliant portrayal of diverse characters that from movies like Andavan Kattalai, Sethupathi, Iraivi and Dharmadurai. Bang comes Rekka – Vijay Sethupathi’s turn on the mass segment which sadly ends up as a fusion of mundane story and an unintentional parody of commercial films.
Siva, the quintessential charming youth of his town also a lawyer by profession (we get to know this by a flex board in a marriage hall) is the go-to man for all the lovers who faces challenges. He dares everything to ensure that lovers unite and has a great support from his family and friends. And yeah, our guess is right that there is a flashback to justify why Siva does this. In one such encounters, he meets David (Harish Uthaman) who is a local goon. In the turn of events Siva gets trapped in a cat and mouse game and is forced to execute what David wishes. He meets Bharathi (Lakshmi Menon) who is supposed to get married to another goon Chezian (Kabir). How he tackles David, Chezian and will be prove successful in his love with Bharathi forms the rest of the story.
Most of the successful mass movies do not have a novelty factor in story but scores in the screenplay that grips the movie. Rekka fails at it all the time and the film simply could not take off till the end. At some point it feels like a parody unleashed on the audience thus ridiculing our liking towards the commercial entertainers.
Given the ability of Vijay Sethupathi’s ability to pick appealing stories, this surely got him off the guard and may end up as one which we wish was made better. Lakshmi Menon’s character looks inane and evokes more laughter than Sathish who is wasted given his amazing comic timing. Overall, Rekka doesn’t expand its wings.