Vijay Sethupathi is on a roll. The actor had five releases in 2016 out of which four films have tasted commercial success. Now, he is game for his next film Rekka, which will hit the screens on Friday, October 7.
Vijay Sethupathi has collaborated with director Rathina Shiva of Vaal Deal fame and the movie is bankrolled by B Ganesh. The film has Lakshmi Menon playing the female lead, while Kishore, Kabir Duhan Singh, Harish Uthaman, KS Ravikumar, Nassar and others are in the cast.
Dinesh Krishnan is the cinematographer and Praveen KL is the editor of the Tamil flick. Popular south Indian musician D Imman has scored the music. His songs - Kanna Kaattu Podhum and Kannamma - have turned out to be hits.
Rekka, which is clashing with Sivakarthikeyan's Remo and Prabhu Deva's Devi, stands different from Vijay Sethupathi's films that released this year. It is because the latest flick is a regular masala entertainer, while his previous projects were content-driven flicks.
The film is set against the backdrop of Madurai and Kumbakonam. Shiva (Vijay Sethupathi) with his friend played by Sathish abducts girls, who are forced into marriages. Unfortunately, they get into the bad books of a villain (Sathish) after kidnapping his bride. The story takes a twist when the villain blackmails them to kidnap a minister's daughter (Lakshmi Menon). What follows next is the best part of the story.
Although the film has not been promoted like Remo or Devi, audience have pinned high hopes on Rekka as Vijay Sethupathi's recent films have turned out to be hits. Will it be another feather in his cap? Find it out in the audience's words below:
Shankar Ganesh: #Rekka turns out to be a time-pass entertainer. Full marks for flash back portions.
#Rekka. Screenplay is brilliant. On the flipside...Songs and fights fail to work.
GVV Jeyanth: #Rekka First half with all the entertaining elements VIRRU VIRRU VIRRU VIRRU.
Kannan: Half way thru #Rekka. Just okay so far!
#Rekka - Decent mass action flick that drags a bit initially but picks up post interval with neat flashback & ending. Watchable! (7/10)
Nagaraju GANI: #Rekka a watchable movie with full of mass elements including the best stunts that required for a mass masala, except the placement of songs
Dinesh: #Rekka- Decent family outing with good mix of action, sentiment and love. VJS carries the film with ease. Stunts exaggerated yet it's good.
Sattish Viswanath: #Rekka good movie which tests the patience of audience. #vijaysethupathi way of showing mass is too wrong. Many lags. Dot
Dinesh: #Rekka interval - Engaging rural entertainer. Effortless performance by VJS. #Ghilli kind of interval but the purpose here is different.