Vai Raja Vai Movie Review
Cast : Gautham Karthik, Priya Anand, Vivek
Direction : Aishwarya R. Dhanush
Production : AGS Entertainment
Story & Screenplay :Aishwarya R. Dhanush
Music : Yuvan Shankar Raja
Cinematography : Velraj
Editing : V. T. Vijayan
Colours and entertainment – should have been supposedly the priority of Aishwarya Dhanush as she started dropping the idea of ‘Vai Raja Vai’ on papers. Looking like a distant relation of Hollywood’s fun-filled thriller ‘21’, the film takes a diversion through Extrasensory Perception power of protagonist. Gautham Karthik, Priya Anand, Taapsee, Vivek, Daniel Balaji and few others play the lead roles and Yuvan Shankar Raja has delivered the music.
When the colleague (Vivek) discovers the clairvoyant power of his close friend (Gautham Karthik), he gets him involved in predicting the cricket match on betting. With a whopping prize bet money of 1Crore filling up his sac, he sooner as the bunch of thugs headed by Daniel Balaji urging him for the next level, gambling at Casino.
The theme really draws the crowd into the film and for the first few minutes, the narration is so engaging, specifically, the first encounter between Gautham Karthik and Daniel Balaji is power-packed. But sooner as the story commutes to second hour, there seems to be a drop in momentum and what turns out to be fallible is the writing of Aishwarya Dhanush. What’s the conflict point? A script, especially the one of commercial genre, where the hero keeps winning and everyone is amazed about him gets us bored after certain extent. Lack of deliberate conflicts makes it a dull one.
Gautham Karthik looks handsome than before and he has a great way up to perform challenging roles. Priya Anand looks glamorous and chirpy. Taapsee is stylishly portrayed and whistles strike up when Daniel Balaji shows up on the screens. Every character looks so splendid, courtesy costume designer National award winning Poornima for embellishing the actors down there. Technically, everyone out there in the league has exerted the best that includes Yuvan Shankar Raja’s background score and Velraj’s cinematography.
Vivekh tries to bring some relief through his laughter, but Ethir Neechal Satish is just mediocre.
Regrettably, the screenplay lacks substantiality and predictable narration diminishes the curiosities of audiences and makes it a mediocre.
Verdict: An appealing gist with rhetoric debility