Garudan Movie Review

Garudan Movie Review

Actor Soori is playing the titular role in ‘Garudan’, which also features Sasikumar, Unni Mukundan and Samuthirakani in prominent roles with Yuvan Shankar Raja as the music director. Durai Senthilkumar of Ethir Neechal fame has directed this film.

A politician tries to turn a place in the village in his favor. When a temple is under the control and administration of its trustees, a politician (RV Udayakumar), who plays the role of a politician, plans to bring it under his control and somehow make the place his own. Two friends in the same town are close friends. One of those two friends was Sasikumar and the other was Unni Mukundan. As Unni’s beloved trustworthy aide, Chokan (Soori) remains in his company. When the plans made by the notorious politician are executed, things turn out to be bizarre among these characters, and what unfolds next is presented engagingly.

When it comes to performance, it’s Soori stealing the spotlight in the characterization of Chokkan. He has delivered a tremendous performance. His avatar as a hero encapsulates different dimensions of humor, heroism, and action together. Durai Senthilkumar has come up with a decorous narration, and his screenwriting craftsmanship needs special mention. The first half of the film is laced with the humour and entertaining moments followed by the tension building up to the point of intermission and a gripping and intense narrative in the second half. In particular, the last 30 minutes have a racy screenplay with unpredictable twists and turns.

Sasikumar plays a regular character with a friendly role in this film. Unni Mukundan has made scrutinizing efforts in making sure that his Malayalam linguistics doesn’t affect his Tamil dialogues. In fact, it turns out to be a slight minus in a few places as well. The story revolves around just 4 main characters, and it doesn’t offer more scope to the heroine. However, Sshivatha has come up with a decent performance in this film.

On the technical front, the cinematography turns out to be an outstanding highlight, where both the day and night shots have been captured tremendously without any compromises. Yuvan Shankar Raja’s background score is yet another embellishment to the tale that stirs up emotions and raciness, especially during the second half. It’s been a long time, since such a fascinating movie in the rural backdrops was made in Tamil cinema.

Overall, Garudan is an engaging film that will not disappoint the audiences for its wholesome package of entertainment and raciness.

Garudan Movie Review
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Verdict: Entertaining First Half and Riveting Second Half makes ‘Garudan’ watchable

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