Written & Direction : Sakthivel Perumalsamy
Producer :G. Dillibabu
Cast : Bobby Simha, Kalaiyarasan, Reshmi Menon
Music : Achu Rajamani
Cinematography :Ravindranath Guru
Editing : San Lokesh
Production Company : Axess Film Factory
Running Time : 142 mins
Release Date : 4th December 2015
Reincarnation and Revenge – Moreover, the rarest and when it comes, they are in this combination. We can all get it avidly from the time, if we glimpse upon the list from black and white to the contemporary films, it has all been the same. Urumeen featuring Bobby Simha, Kalaiarasan and Reshmi Menen comes with the same backdrops, where we find it engrossing in parts and technically brilliant.
The story travels through three different births of Bobby Simha and Kalaiarasan, where they have lots of scores to be settled. In the first two incarnations, they have had inevitable upheavals of betrayals and back stabbing. Now in the current incarnation, we find both the personalities getting interlinked yet again and this time through a girl (Reshmi Menon).
Of course, we have seen some movies based on reincarnations, which has lovers reunited again and a common baddie still exists for the retaliation to happen. By the beginning of this year, KV Anand’s Anegan had Dhanush and Amyra Dastur meeting over and again in four births (naturally one of them was a song featuring Dhanush, Amyra and Aashish Vidyarthi). This one doesn’t bring any connections to the previous births, but literally gets the scores settled by the eventual situations. The director has used a groovy technique of narrating the script through the use of epical book.
The first few minutes of the film are really impressive and what turns to be more appealing is the brilliant performance of Kalaiarasan, who exerts a naturalistic approach towards his multiple characters. His body language and mannerisms are incredibly good, but in places, he turns out to be slightly over-reactive. Bobby Simha, it looks like, he wanted to flex his muscles at a point of his career to see if the audiences show up massive response to his new avatar. On the button, he is good in places and is appreciable. Reshmi Menon doesn’t carry much importance in her role and her scope is too limited. Kaali Venkat and Appukutty spread out their elegance right throughout their portions. Charlie appears with miniscule scope, but is impressive indeed.
Cinematography by Ravindranath Guru stands out to be the most spectacular element in this film. His treatment of colours, tone and angles are impeccably astonishing. The background score by Achu works out some best results for the screenplay. The only problem with the film is the lengthy narration and director Sakthivel could have kept certain sequences more grasping to the ordinary audiences. CG experts have done a remarkable job though, which embellishes the film.
Urumeen is a film that deserves a watch sparring some lengthy sequences, which if the director had trimmed could have made it more intact.