Prince Movie Review
Actor Sivakarthikeyan’s ‘Prince’, directed by Anudeep of Telugu movie Jathi Rathnalu fame features Ukrainian actress Maria Ryaboshapka. The film has musical score by Thaman and features Sathyaraj and Premgi Amaran in pivotal roles.
Set in a fictional town, the movie revolves around a freewheeling teacher (Sivakarthikeyan), who falls in love with a young beautiful British woman (Maria Ryaboshapka), an English teacher, who works in the same school. When Sivakarthikeyan tries to impress and woo her, all hells break loose with comedy of errors as he encounters uncalled-for conflicts for both of them. So, it’s a series of hilarious and emotional confrontations for the couple, who wants to get married.
Story, Screenplay, Dialogues, Direction
It’s always a decent experience for the audience, when they are given a clear picture about what the film is all about. The scenario is that anyone could easily point out traces of many films like Madharasapattinam, where an Indian boy falls in love with a British girl. Before you would start opining it, we can hear a hilarious spell out from an old by end of trailer, “Idhukku Munnaadi Ippadi Neraya Vaatti Nandandhurukku, Aana Idhaan First Time.” The witty one-liners have been the biggest plus of director Anudeep in Jathi Rathnalu. But it doesn’t suit here with Sivakarthikeyan. The film struggles throughout the second half and we become restless after a certain extent.
Sivakarthikeyan is tailor-made for this kind of role, and he has already done it before. Everything looks effortless from him, and yet, he manages to keep his fans engrossed as he is a top scorer in this safe zone. To be precise, the actor’s film that attempts to come out of this box of entertainment, romance and comedy always struggles with mediocre results. In this movie, he doesn’t attempt anything different.
Maria Ryaboshapka has graceful charisma, but her characterization is no different from the routine British girls, . Sathyaraj comes up with a neat performance. Premgi Amaran’s character looks feeble.
Music director Thaman is delivering decent hits in the Telugu industry. This movie marks his comeback in Tamil industry after long hiatus. But it’s a disappointing package. Cinematography is good. It would be nice if cinematographers can stop banking their trust on filters and tones, and deliver something naturally. Editing is okay.
Overall, Prince will cater the tastes of Sivakarthikeyan fans, but for others, its a below average fare.
Prince Movie Review
Verdict: Simple tale with hilarious one liners that will impress kids and family audience