Junga Movie Review
Dr. K. Ganesh
R. M. Rajesh Kumar
Suresh Chandra Menon
|Editor||V. J. Sabu Joseph|
|Production company||Vijay Sethupathi Productions
A & P Groups
|Running Time||157 mins|
|Release Date||27th July 2018|
Even when Gokul’s debut film was ‘Rowthiram’ was a dark thriller, he sparked off some humour with some fresh scenes. His absoluteness in flow of humour through ‘Dark Comedy’ – Idharkuthane Aasaipattai Balakumara expressed his penchant touch for witty lines. It continued with ‘Kaashmora’, though the genre was completely different. Now, with Junga, Gokul gives his routine panache to the humour. The storyline is timeworn and hackneyed, where a son sets out to get back the ancestral property from a rich tycoon. With a running length of 160 minutes, Gokul keeps it going at right pace. On a precise note, the first half has some interesting moments, the way the flashbacks are narrated in hilarious manner by Vijay Sethupathi and Saranya Ponvannan are laughter treat. The old granny is awesome with her performance. Before couple of weeks, we had the Keerthy Suresh’s nanny in Kadaikutty Singam stealing the show and now this one is best. Watch out for her sudden transformations with the grandson Junga playing the trick game from Paris, the theatres erupt in fun and laughter.
Yogi Babu appears almost throughout the film alongside Vijay Sethupathi. It is noteworthy that their combination turns to be an attraction in all their movies. Naan Kadavul Rajendran and Vinod (Munna), who had pretty decent roles in Gokul’s previous films, have a limited scope here. Sayyeshaa appears only by the point of intermission. Although her role is limited, she tries to give her best with her screen presence. But unfortunately, she is too odd for getting settled to a Tamil girl role. This isn’t her fault, but there is something missing to be accepted as a Tamil girl here. But she strives to achive her best in performance, which is commendable.
Madonna Sebastian in a cameo role is humorous. Saranya is best. Yogi Babu leaves you in complete laughter throughout his portions… There are few minuses in the film, where the second half gets elongated into stretch. While Vijay Sethupathi is projected as both mass and hilarious avatar, it gives some perplexed perception in few places. But overall, with the grand production values, performance of Vijay Sethupathi, the film will work out for the family audiences.