Iruttu Araiyil Sirippu Kuthu
Just before he could earn the name of adult-comedy specialist thanks to ‘Hara Hara Mahadevaki’ and ‘Iruttu Araiyil Murattu Kuthu’. director Santhosh P Jayakumar has tried to change the image, with ‘Ghajinikanth’.
The film, starring Arya and Sayyeshaa in lead roles, is a fun-filled film meant for the whole family. A remake of Nani-starrer Telugu flick ‘Bhale Bhale Magadivo’, ‘Ghajinikanth’ impresses in parts.
Let’s go to the story: Rajinikanth (Arya) is an absent-minded youngster who easily forgets things. His father (Naren) arranges his marriage with Vandana (Sayyeshaa), the daughter of Sathyamurthy (Sampath).
However, Sathyamurthy decides to break the alliance after learning about Rajinikanth’s mental condition and warns him not to show up again.
Meanwhile, Rajinikanth falls in love with Vandana without knowing that she is Sathyamurthy’s daughter. He creates a positive impression in her about him.
In their frequent meetings, Rajini keeps forgetting things, but manages to hide this shortcoming from Vandana by claiming he is a philanthropist.
In the meantime, a police inspector also falls in love with Vandana. The rest is all about how long can Rajinikanth continue with this facade, especially with Ajay, the cop who wants to marry Vandana, trying to expose him?
Arya somehow has missed the bus in this film as his magic doesn’t work here. Sayyeshaa, despite looking beautiful, doesn’t gel well like she did in her recent two films- ‘Kadai Kutty Singam’ and ‘Junga’.
The film is mostly about a string of fun situations where Rajinikanth leaves friends and family fuming with the consequences of his forgetfulness. These could have been certainly handled better, like Crazy Mohan dramas.
But still, ‘Ghajinikanth’ serves goods in some scenes. The baby-naming ceremony, where all these characters end up face-to-face, is one example.
Rating: 2.5 out of 5