Sivakarthikeyan's "Rajini Murugan", directed by Ponram, has opened to highly positive reviews. It has turned out to be a complete family entertainer, which has been appreciated by viewers for its comedy portions.
Sivakarthikeyan, Soori, Ponram and D Imman had worked in "Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam" and the same team has joined hands for "Rajini Murugan". The audience can expect the film in the same template with changes in the basic story, settings and the characters.
Rajini Murugan (Sivakarthikeyan), the grandson of wealthy man Ayyankalai (Rajkiran), falls in love with Karthika (Keerthy Suresh). We are told that Murugan's father shared good friendship with her father Neelakantan (Achudanand) before they turned enemies.
At this juncture, Ayyankalai decides to sell his property and to divide the rightful shares among his children. But thug Ezharai Mookkan (Samuthirakani) becomes a hurdle and demands a share for him citing he is his son, who is born out of illicit relationship. The remaining part is how the hero fights the baddie over his family property and also become successful in his love story.
The audience may not find freshness in the storyline but the film has all the elements that a regular cine-goer loves to see in a commercial film. The drawback of the film is two many twists spoils the flow of the film. At times, too much of fun does not go well with the viewers. What's really interesting in the film is the chemistry between Sivakarthikeyan and Soori. Their hilarious one-liners backed with decent story and good performances from other cast make the film an entertaining outing.
Keerthy Suresh has shown maturity in her acting skills. Her expressions are good to watch. Rajkiran has delivered what it was expected from him and Samuthirakani does impressive job as an egoistic villain. In the technical department, D Imman's songs lift the mood of the audience and songs have been placed at right positions. Other departments have done justice.
Average Ratings Given by Audience: 2.5
The audience have given thumbs up for "Rajini Murugan". They have declared the film as a neat commercial entertainer, which should not be missed by the audience this Pongal. Find the viewers' response to the film:
Dinesh posted: #RajiniMurugan interval - The same #VVS package with all elements that can attract B & C audience. Tailor made role for Siva. A lot of #SSRK references as heroine's dad is a Rajini fan. But the roars were for recreating #Kaththi blueprint
Wooooooooooowwwww!!! Whattte climax twist'uuuu !! Semmma massss'u #RajiniMurugan
Just when I thought #RajiniMurugan is for B & C audiences but the start of 2nd half is slowly connecting A centre with a lesson.
#RajiniMurugan- Rajkiran's emotional dialogues will make city grandchildren to realize abt village grandparents' love.
Jeya suriya tweeted:#RajiniMurugan Typical @Siva_Kartikeyan Intro for the Intro song
#LovedIt. #RajiniMurugan #Title card pretty impressed me as a Maduraitee!!
Vera level thinking!! #Kaththi Blueprint scene in #RajiniMurugan Vera Level!! Theatre Erupts!!
Common Man Sathish posted: #RajiniMurugan First half - Sivakarthikeyan & Soori combo continues from where they left VVS. Director has tried to engage the audience completely with comedy scenes & has succeeded. Waiting for Raj Kiran to rock as Sathyaraj did in VVS.
It is 70% of #VVS. Good Pongal treat for Sivakarthikeyan to his fans & VVS movie lovers.
Rajasekar posted: #RajiniMurugan is a tailor made festival film and a sure shot hit material at the box office. Bit lengthy but overall entertaining.
#RajiniMurugan first half - Jolly fun ride. @Siva_Kartikeyan - @sooriofficial comedy works big time!
Sreedhar Pillai wrote: #RajiniMurugan - 3/5. Downside - Too long at 162 minutes, 2nd half tempo slackens & there is a #VVS hangover.
@immancomposer songs r good , all have recall value. But at the end of the day Siva_Kartikeyan charisma that shines.
Supporting cast equally good, #RajKiran fab & #Samuthirakani aptly cast. Panchyat scene a scream,lots of slapstick comedy
#Ponram's script, never a dull moment. Siva-Soori combo comedy hilarious. #Keerthi stunningly fresh as girl next-door.
Jolly good fun ride. Pure timepass entertainer,laugh-riot .@Siva_Kartikeyan1 man entertainment troupe. Perfect Packaging
Parvez ashmi wrote: #RajiniMurugan Do watch it with families in theatre to witness the crowd. Pakka entertainment. You wont be disappoint . It is a super entertainer to watch this festive season. Do watch it in theatre! Congrats @Siva_Kartikeyan @KeerthyOfficial
#RajiniMurugan lovely #unmela song- girls going gaga after the thundering response of #Ennamaipdi song.. Audience thoroughly enjoying!
Ramesh posted: #RajiniMurugan [3.25/5]: #RajKiran is a major strength.. Audience applaud for him in the climax.. #Samuthrakani adds weightage to da movie
@KeerthyOfficial looks great and performs and dances well as the Madurai Gal.. She is here to stay for a long time. @sooriofficial is like a 2nd hero in the movie.. His comedy counter punches there all thru.. He and Siva rock.. @Siva_Kartikeyan excels in comedy is an understatement.. Confrontation, Romance and Climax Fight - Top notch Perf
A Perfect Festival Family Entertainer.. Comedy throughout.. Grand father sentiment, Romance & Action - Right Mix..
#RajiniMurugan : Terrific response from the audience for #EnnammaIppaddi song..#RajiniMurugan 1st Half : Fun ride so far.. @Siva_Kartikeyan and Soori 's comedy antics keeping us entertained.. Gets serious at interval..
Anjana Rangan wrote: Loved #RajiniMurugan ! Super duper entertainer ! @Siva_Kartikeyan n soori at their best.Rajkiran sir proves he cn still entertain youngsters