Raame Aandalum Raavane Aandalum Movie Review (2021)
Raame Aandalum Raavane Aandalum Movie Review - film starring Mithun Manickam and Ramya Pandianhttps://www.galatta.com/assets/review/raame-aandalum-raavane-aandalum-movie-review.jpeg 24-09-2021 Arisil Moorthy
Raame Aandalum Raavane Aandalum is Suriya's next production with his wife, Jyotika, and the film is now out on Prime Video. Starring Mithun Manickam, Ramya Pandian, Vani Bhojan and Vadivel Murugan in the lead roles, the film is directed by debutant Arisil Moorthy. Here is what we feel about the movie!
Set in a remote village, Raame Aandalum Raavane Aandalum follows the story of Kunnimuthu (Mithun Manickam) and Veerayi (Ramya Pandian) who lose their two bulls - Karuppan and Vellayan. The couple considered the two bulls as their children and not just animals. Narmatha (Vani Bhojan), a journalist, helps Kunnimuthu in his search for the lost cattle. Did Kunnimuthu and Veerayi manage to find their children is what RaRa is all about.
SCREENPLAY, DIALOGUES & DIRECTION:
One of the impressive aspects that completely works in the favour of the movie is its authenticity. Right from the landscape to the characters to their body language, everything looked neat and close-to-real. In turn, this makes us feel more empathetic towards the characters. Raame Aandalum Raavane Aandalum has an interesting mix of satire and drama and it is safe to say that the film is a comfortable watch. The dialogues reflect the satire aspect of the movie and director Arisil Moorthy seems to be a man with a purpose.
The scenes referring to real-life politicians are sure to connect well with the masses. Though the story of the film is not fresh or exciting, the way the story is told is interesting, keeping the audience glued.
It is only in the second half where the film falters. The writing lacks freshness in those portions and the packaging looked slightly ineffective. It is understandable that director Arisil Moorthy wants to showcase the current state of politics, but somewhere around, it dilutes the core premise of the film. The sequences where all the media houses gather outside Kunnimuthu's house look exaggerated. For quite some time in the second half, the film completely goes off the track, shifting to a political angle as we see Narmatha fighting for the village's basic necessities.
The deviation was definitely not needed as the film deals with the story of Kunnimuthu's search towards his lost bulls. The film would've looked more complete if director Arisil Moorthy had constructed more sequences surrounding Kunnimuthu, Veerayi, and the lost bulls.
Mithun Manickam makes a fairly impressive debut as an actor with his performance as Kunnimuthu. He naturally brings in the innocence in the character through his acting. Ramya Pandian neatly fits into the character of Veerayi and her measured performance is one of the aspects that work in the favour of the film. Vani Bhojan as a journalist does her part well. Kodangi YouTube fame Vadivel Murugan is a delight to watch and his timely comedy one-liners keep the audience relieved in the first half. Lakshmi who has played the character of Appatha definitely brings in some hearty laughs with her dialogue delivery and innocence.
Singer Krishh makes his debut as a music director with Raame Aandalum Raavane Aandalum and one needs to admit that there is a potential composer inside the singer. The songs and background score add more flavour to the film, helping in elevating the emotions. M Sukumar's cinematography looks neat, capturing the landscape of the village in its truest form.
If the deviations in the second half had been avoided, Raame Aandalum Raavane Aandalum would have delivered a better impact with a solid punch.
Verdict Keeping aside the inconsistent writing, RaRa is a fairly good watch, especially, for its authenticity!