Direction: Sanjay Bharathi
Cast: Harish Kalyan, Digangana Suryavanshi, Reba Monica John, Munishkanth, Yogi Babu
What would happen when a man crazy about astrology is in love with a woman who is by profession, an astronomer? Dhanusu Raasi Neyargalae (DRN) sets up such a premise and tries to narrate a funny yet logical tale where Arjun (Harish Kalyan), a strict believer of the monthly signs and its connotations, goes in search of a girl to marry. Opportunities do arise, but his astrologer Thirunanda (Pandirajan) has advised that he should only marry someone with the star sign of Kanni.
When at his ex-girlfriend Anitha’s wedding, Arjun meets KR Vijaya (Digangana Suryavanshi,) an aspiring astronaut with goals way bigger than being a housewife. They bond at the hotel bar and this turns into a one-night-stand. There’s a little bit of lust between the two, but can they take this fling to a more meaningful relationship?
DRN does have a fresh outlook where rarely before is a hero obsessed so much so with astrology. The humour is rather forced, and if the events had taken a more natural direction, the movie could have been a compact and cutesy watch. There are moments where Arjun is self-aware of his absurdities. Combined with the tensions that naturally occur due to irreconcilable differences, we have pockets of spontaneous laughter that are sadly short lived.
Some of Arjun’s background such as his past relationship with Anitha could have been done away with. The narration and the visuals are rather uninspiring. Ghibran’s music is hard at work but you can’t save a broken script with excessive sounds.
Overall, Sanjay Bharathi’s DRN is entertaining is parts. You’re bound to forget most of it as soon as you exit the cinemas....