Dharma Durai review: A neat, feel-good drama

Dharma Durai review: A neat, feel-good drama



Critic's Rating: 3/5

Friday 19 August 2016

Movie Title

Dharma Durai review: A neat, feel-good drama


Seenu Ramasamy

Star Cast

Vijaysethupathi, Tamannaah, Srushti Dange, Aishwarya Rajesh, Raadhika

Seenu Ramasamy's Dharma Durai is a neat, feel good drama which basically deals about an alcoholic doctor and how he gets back his lost life. The film mainly works because of aptly written characters and powerful performances.

Dharma Durai (Vijay Sethupathi) is seen as a big shame to his three brothers as he often drinks and spolis the reputation of their family. Dharma also tells his mom Pandiyamma (brilliantly portrayed by Radhika) that he will not stop drinking till all his brothers consume poison. At one point of time, all the three brothers sketch a plan to murder Dharma but as per Pandiyamma's suggestion, he escapes from his own house with a bag full of his family business money, which he was not aware of.

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Now, Dharma's brothers start searching for him whereas our protagonist goes to the medical college to find out the whereabouts of his close friends, Stella (Srushti Dange) and Subashini (Tamannaah) to get back his lost, charming life. How did Dharma become an alcoholic? What's the reason behind his rivalry with his brothers? Watch the film on big screen to know...

The film completely belongs to Vijay Sethupathi, he once again shines with his uninhibited performance as an alcoholic doctor, who lost his ladylove because of his greedy brothers. The genuinely written character of Vijay Sethupathi is a big plus of the film along with powerful women characters- Tamannaah, Radhika, Aishwarya Rajesh, who helps him regain the confidence and makes him a complete person from time to time.

Aishwarya Rajesh has only got a brief role but she attracts us with her charming performance whereas Tamannaah too shines in a matured role as an independent woman, who even divorces her selfish husband. However Srushti Dange's portions didn't contribute much to the movie and looks forced. In fact, the entire college episode of the movie acts as a speed breaker, thanks to shoddy writing of the director , who artificially incorporated English dialogues throughout the film.

Technically, Yuvan Shankar Raja's songs and background score are the biggest strength that even normal scenes get elevated because of his work. Also, Yuvan's choice of maintaining silence in many scenes has actually helped for the mood and flow of the movie. Sukumar's top angle shots in capturing the lush green locale Theni and Tenkasi looks great on big screen, he is yet another pillar of the film.

To conclude, Dharma Durai is a decent, feel good film and it's watchable for the well written rural portions and commendable performances.

Dharma Durai review - verdict :Good.

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