Vandha Rajava Thaan Varuven Tamil Movie Review

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The movie is a commercial masala sans any sensibility.
Feb 4, 2019 By Baranidharan Sivasankaran

Lego puzzle blocks and Sundar C's scripts are synonymous. Except for the lead artists, almost everyone in the cast including the screenplay tropes seems to be the same every time. At least this has been the case for the past few years with a bunch of actors playing the same supporting roles. Sundar C's scripts have done away with sensibilities long back. What's now left are the ones with variety entertainment throughout!

There's not much regarding story or screenplay in "Vantha Rajavathaan Varuven". In other words, the film is a mockery of sensibilities. It was a parade of unadulterated nonsense from start to finish. A film that opens in Madrid to instigate the opening song for Simbu moves to Chennai in a jiffy. A scene that establishes Simbu as the affluent kid has him buy an Audi from its owner by paying him instantly as soon as he exits the Airport. You can imagine how sensible the proceedings might have been from there.

Then we have two heroines - Megha and Catherine, competing with each other to show sleaze and make the family audiences cringe with their gyrating movements with seldom clothes. A good example would be Simbu unzipping Megha's dress in front of her family members. By the way, these are meant to be funny.

In the second half, there was a sign of resurgence in the screenplay with Yogi Babu coming to the fore. However, he was also pulled into the murk and was not allowed to wield his comic machete. As with all other Sundar movies, this film too had a beeline of supporting characters with Prabhu and Ramya Krishnan doing the honours. Even Nassar was reduced to a piece of dud with some dumb lines.

There isn't anything in the film to be enjoyed. Such films in the name of commercial masala should be ignored to give way for more sensible commercial expeditions. It's time directors like Sundar C realise this and re-think on why the films early in their career are hailed and still remembered for their classic comedies. At least, I for one ended up disgruntled after this movie!

Baranidharan Sivasankaran