Rajini Murugan Movie Review - A Mix of Everything with SivaKarthikeyan in the Lead

Rajini Murugan Movie Review

Rajini Murugan delivers exactly as promised in the trailer and what Siva Karthikeyan is known for. Almost everything about the movie is familiar and the crew is from the Varutha Padatha Valibar Sangam.

Release date: 14 Jan 2016Genre: Comedy, Drama
Cast: Sivakarthikeyan, Keerthy Suresh, Soori, Raj Kiran, Samuthirakani and many othersWritten & Director by Pon Ram
Music by D ImmanCinematography Balasubramaniem
Edited by Vivek Harshan Production company Eros International, Studio Green, Thirupathi Brothers
Distributed by Eros International, Pen India, Vendhar MoviesRuntime: 159 Minutes
Language Tamil CBFC Rating 'U'

Directed by Ponram, Rajini Murugan brings Siva Karthikeyan back to his mass masala formula. While it is definitely not groundbreaking, the film offers a decent visit to the theaters for the family audience.

Quick Glance

What's great?

  • • Siva Karthikeyan's underplayed role and comedic timing is good

  • • Soori has some good one liners after a long time

  • • Keerthi Suresh looks fit for the role

  • • Huge cast including Rajkiran, Samuthirakani and others

  • • Some peppy songs and comedy

What's not?

  • • Too lengthy at two and half hours

  • • Very little description of the hero's love

  • • A villain just for the namesake

Siva Karthikeyan and Soori are jobless youngsters in a village (as most other heroes are). They setup the Rajini Murugan tea stall to impress Keerthi Suresh and help overcome a family issue. Then, get into real estate business only to come against the villain Samuthirakani. Now, it's the heroes job to save his love and property at the same time.

The Cast

Siva Karthikeyan is much better in roles like these than the one he did in Kaaki Sattai. He's definitely not pure hero material with punch dialogs but the role of a careless youngster with comedic punch lines fits him apt. Soori after a long break is enjoyable in scenes where he tries to help Siva's love and others. Keerthi Suresh is a decent pick and might replace Revathi for homely roles.

Samuthirakani has nothing much to do in the stereotype villain while Rajkiran is a seasoned actor who can easily score even in the simplest of scenes.

The Team

Director Ponram has bet high on the family image that Siva Karthikeyan has and he has maintained it throughout the movie. Cinematography by Balasubramaniem is colorful while music by D.Imman is more of the same but good, 'Ennama Ipdi Panrengale'.

Bottom line - A decent family entertainer with plenty of comedy despite the Déjà vu storyline and presentation.

Certified Fresh - YES!

Stars - 3/5