KARUPPAN-Review


Production-Shri Sai Raam Creations

Scripted and Wielded by-R.Paneerselvam

Cast-Vijay Sethupathi, Tanya, Bobby Simha, Pasupathi, Sarath Lokitaswa, Singampuli and Linga

Censor Rating-U

Running Time-  138 minutes

Rating-***

Vijay Sethupathi who took a commercial route with Sethupathi following it with Rekka has one more taken up his journey that way through this commercial flick. But the difference is that the scenario has been set against a rural backdrop.

Though the screenplay and the style of narration look a bit old fashioned the presence and performance of Vijay Sethupathi and of course, the steady pace at which the scenes move serve as a balancing factor to keep the momentum on! Bobby Simha turns a villain after playing the lead in a couple of films in the recent times. Till the film reaches the point of climax, his characterization as well as his portrayal are presented and projected on customary lines but he scores effectively in the closing portions leaving a mark behind before signing off!

Tanya is certainly one of the most noteworthy heroines of the times who can be agreed upon as a combination of beauty and brains! Though she is more than adequate both as an affectionate wife and sister, she looks more urban cast inappropriately in a rural character!



The opening bull-taming scene gives a mass hero introduction to Vijay Sethupathi who is present almost in every scene in the film! He is fine as usual carrying the film on his shoulders most of the time but his drunken stupor appears to go overboard at places!
Pasupathi is simply superb as Tanya’s elder brother. Subdued but very effective and stands tall even before Sethupathi quite effectively especially in the emotional scenes!
Surprisingly, for a change, Singampuli doesn’t go overboard in the pretext of being comical and stands firmly in the character of Sethupathi’s uncle. He better stick to such underplay! The cinematography of K.A.Sakthivel warrants mention especially in the bull-taming scenes.

Action scenes are aplenty and Rajasekar, the stunt choreographer has done a neat job!
But the music of D.Imman is a definite let down, both with respect to the songs as with the background music is concerned!

The story is nothing new as it sketches the plight of a brave and dashing individual, Karuppan (Vijay Sethupathi) who wins the hand of a girl, Anbu Selvi (Tanya), the apple of the eye of a local bigwig, Maayi (Pasupathi), whose sister she is!

Kathir (Bobby Simha), Anbu’s uncle has been eyeing her since long and is very upset about her marriage with Karuppan.

On expected lines, slowly but steadily he moves his coins causing rift in the family, making Karuppan look small in the eyes of those kith and kin all around!

Finally, he gets exposed through his own self-declaration (but why?) and meets with a fitting end as the couple re-unite after parting away for a while!


Fans of Vijay Sethupathi are certain to lap this up with both the hands!   

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