Vantha Rajavathaan Varuven: Film Review
Verdict: The family drama crowned by mass quotient allures with Silambarasan’s magic and charisma.
Vantha Rajavathaan Varuve has been creating ripples in the Tollywood industry ever since its announcement in 2018. The film is an action-packed family drama directed by Sundar Cand produced by Lyca Productions. A remake of the 2013 Telegu film Attarintiki Daredi, the film’s main cast includes Silambarasan (STR), Ramya Krishnan, Prabhu, Nassar, Megha Akash, and Catherine Tresa. The film’s music is composed by Hiphop Tamizha and is cinematographed by Gopi Amarnath.
What’s Vantha Rajavathaan Varuve About:
Raghunanthan(Nassar) is a business tycoon who parts from his daughter Nandhini(Ramya Krishnan) when she marries a middle-class man Raghupathy (Prabhu) against his wishes. Years later, Raghunanthan regrets his decision and bestows the responsibility of bringing back his daughter on Adhi (STR). Adhi sets off to fulfill his grandfather’s last wish and takes up the job of Nandhini’s driver. Adhi helps her family during many crises and wins the hearts of both her daughters Abi (Megha Akash) and Ramya (Catherine Tresa). How Adhi manages to reunite the family forms the crux of the plot.
The film has an interesting and engaging first half. With the stylish intro scenes, catchy dialogues, and the warm sentimental storylines, it sets off a perfect plot to a fun family drama. Vantha Rajavathaan Varuve also gets its casting right. With STR’s charm, Ramya Krishnan’s poise, Prabhu’s screen command, Yogi Babu’s humor, Catherine Tresa’s appeal, and Megha Akash’s cuteness, the film is smartly cast. The combination scenes amongst these actors also work out well because of the chemistry that effortlessly knocks down every scene. While STR and Catherine’s pair sizzles on screen, the pairing with Megha blooms fresh and beautiful romance. And when all of these talented actors get together, it is nothing short of a grand celebration. There are numerous songs throughout the film in different settings, one being a party song, one in a rustic village background, one at the palatial family house, and one being the inevitable STR introduction song. Music by Hiphop Tamizha and Adhi is an epitome of fire that is fuelled by excellent choreography.
What Could’ve Been Better:
While all other cards play in favor of the film, the script falls short at places. With all the expectations set high by the first half, the second half of the film drops to a slight disappointment. Untimely comedy amidst heavy sentimental and crucial moments of the film does not help the film’s larger plot or purpose. More importance and attention could have been paid to the female lead characters, as their presence is shadowed and only confined to dance numbers.
Why You Should Watch:
Vantha Rajavathaan Varuve is tailor-made for STR fans. His fandom and stardom are well fed to every single frame in the film with heroic action, groovy dance numbers, and starry monologues. With music, dance, comedy, and action packed in a colorful and vibrant formula, the film’s equation is sure to entertain the mass and family audiences.