Staple Rajini diet
The long wait has ended for Rajinikanth fans as Darbar hits the screens five days ahead of the Pongal festival. Directed by A R Murugadoss, the movie offers plenty of what Rajinikanth fans want to see from their favorite star on screen. There is action, loads of emotion and Rajinisms all through. To check out what the movie is and did it live up to all hype, read the review.
Release date – 9 January 2020 Genre – Action, drama and sentiment
Cast – Rajinikanth, Nayanthara, Nivetha Thomas, Yogi Babu, Sunil Shetty, Sriman
Music – Anirudh
Camera – Santosh Sivan
Written & Directed by- A R Murugadoss
Produced by Lyca
Run time 159 minutes
* A typical Rajinikanth screen presence. He is right there to deliver a hard-hitting performance. As an angry cop on revenge mode, he does ooze energy on screen.
* Nivetha Thomas has plenty to do and rightfully justifies her being cast for the character.
* Nayanthara plays the female lead. But has limited screen presence.
* Yogi Babu’s one-liners work out after a long gap.
* Anirudh’s music and pacy BGM are highlights.
* Cinematography by Santosh Sivan is bright and beautiful.
An apt casting by Murugadoss. For a movie set in Mumbai, he has opted very few familiar faces and the rest from the West. As Mumbai Police Commissioner Aditya Arunachalam, Rajinikanthcomes up with a riveting performance. Looks fresh and young. His action scenes are treat for his ardent fans. Especially the action scene at Metro Station is elevating for the audience.
Nayanthara as usual looks gorgeous. Though she appears briefly, she does leave her mark. Nivetha Thomas steals the show with a cute show on the screen. She appears almost all trough the film. Yogi Babu’s comedy is enjoyable while Sunil Shetty as a bad villain needs more to do to match the machoism of Rajinikanth.
Technically it is a brilliant show. Santosh Sivan returns to work in a Rajini film after Thalapathysome three decades ago. His gloss output showing Rajinikanth bubbly, energetic and smart is the major highlight. Anirudh’s spongs ChummaKizhi and Dum Dumm are foot-tapping, while the BGM for mass scenes goes well with the story. Ram Laxman’s stunts are the backbone of the movie.
Bottom line : Darbar is a mass racy entertainer and it is full of action. Rajinikanth single-handedly carries the movie in his shoulders,. A racy first half and an average second half make up the movie. A treat for Rajini fans.