Filmmaker Muthaiah (Puli Kuththi Pandi, Komban fame) and actor Karthi collaborate for the second time in Viruman. The movie produced by Suriya’s 2D Entertainment features Aditi Shankar as the female lead and Prakash Raj as an important character.
Viruman (Karthi) in his childhood has seen his mother’s (Saranya Ponvannan) emotional struggles due to the cruel deeds of his father Muniyandi (Prakash Raj). Her suicide brings in him an inevitable enmity with his father, and never misses humiliating him for his arrogance. The movie is all about the differences, separations, and forgiveness among the family members.
Story, Screenplay, Dialogues & Direction
The basic gist of Viruman might give a Déjà vu feel of having watched many village-bound tales. However, it doesn’t hamper the progression of the story anywhere. The first 25 minutes of this movie might give a slight lazy impact, but it gradually moves into an engaging zone with the right mix of fun, romance, songs, and action. The second hour does have some unwanted scenes, which could have been avoided. Say, for instance, the sequences between Prakash Raj and RK Suresh look repeated. However, the happy ending that speaks about family ties eclipses those little flaws. Director Muthaiah follows the same pattern of storytelling from his previous movies, but the way, he has written the characters and the actors delivering neat performances dilutes the clichéd factors.
Actor Karthi might leave an impression with his performances in his previous rural-based movies, but still, he does a good job. He scores brownie points in emotional episodes than the action zones. Aditi Shankar delivers a flawless performance by giving a decent performance. Her expressions and dialogue deliveries along with her dancing skills are appreciable. Prakash Raj almost turns out to be the pillar of this movie. Except for him, any other actor in his role would have simmered the entire intensity of this movie. The other actors like Raj Kiran, Karunas, Saranya Ponvannan, Manoj, Vadivukarasi, and others have limited scope.
Yuvan Shankar Raja’s songs and background score are appreciable. After a long time, we are getting a decent package of melodious numbers and good BGM. Cinematography is okay.
Overall, Viruman is a decent family entertainer, which might leave the traces of many village-based movies, we have already seen. Nonetheless, it still remains best for its package of family emotions and sentiments laced with humor, romance, and action.
Verdict: The shop-soiled tale of Viruman gets embellished by emotional contents and good performances.
Review By : Mahesh