Entertainment Movie Reviews 03 Feb 2019 Vandha Rajavathaan V ...

Vandha Rajavathaan Varuven movie review: A film that works only in parts!

Published Feb 3, 2019, 11:58 am IST
Updated Feb 3, 2019, 11:58 am IST
The problem with the film is that it has a weak script and reminds us of Sundar’s earlier film Aambala.
A still from the film.
 A still from the film.

Director: Sundar C

Cast: Simbu, Catherine Tresa, Megha Akash, Ramya Krishnan


Commercial cocktail humor specialist Sundar C and Simbu are coming together for Vandha Rajavathaan Varuven, titled after the latter’s dialogue from his previous hit film Chekka Chivantha Vaanam. And VRV is a frame-by-frame remake of Tollywood blockbuster Attarintiki Daaredhi.

Aditya (Simbu) is the grandson of multimillionaire Raghunandhan (Nasser) and they are business tycoon in Madrid, Spain. 80year old Raghunandhan asks Aditya to get back his daughter Nandini (Ramya Krishnan) whom he disowned 25 years ago after she married a lawyer Prakash (Prabhu) much against his wishes.

Now, Aditya hides his identity and rechristens as Raja and lands in India. He joins his aunt’s house as a driver. Nandini is in hotel business, while Prakash is a leading lawyer now. Raja falls for the charm of Priya (Catherine Tresa), the elder daughter of his aunt, but she has a lover (Mahat) already. However, after a few mix-ups with Maya (Megha Akash), the younger daughter of Nandini, it eventually turns into romance for him.

Meanwhile, Raja safeguards both his aunt and uncle from conspirers who want to usurp their businesses and Nandini comes to know of Raja’s real identity.

Simbu is back to his mass form, mouthing punch lines with his trademark dialogue delivery,  dancing with dozen girls in peppy numbers, cracking jokes in the company of Robo Shankar and Yogi Babu and does a fine job in the climax emotional scene. Both Catherine Tresa and Megha Akash are mere eye candies especially in the song routines. Ramya Krishnan has given a decent performance. Radha Ravi in a clichéd villainy role does not create any buzz. Prabhu and Suman are also there. The problem with the film is that it has a weak script and reminds us of Sundar’s earlier film Aambala. Also, it is neither a STR film nor a Sundar C’s,known for tremendous comedy. The humor falls flat at several places. The ‘Agalaya’ drama episode involving Yogi Babu and STR drags big-time and does not evoke laughter either. The 20 minutes portion can easily be removed for a better output.  

Hiphop Tamizha’s music is okay and Gopi Amarnath’s visuals are glossy. A film that works only in parts!