Sivakarthikeyan clearly knows the knack of attracting the audience and director Ponram is equally good at impressing the masses. The two, who have come together after blockbusters ‘Varuthapadatha Vaalibar Sangam’ and ‘Rajini Murugan’, have scored hat-trick with ‘Seema Raja’, though the third one is not as good as their previous two ventures.
The storyline is familiar. But the screenplay, treatment, making and performance by lead players do all the difference and make ‘Seema Raja’ an interesting entertainer to watch this festival weekend.
Seema Raja (Sivakarthikeyan) and his father Ariya Raja (Napoleon) are scions of a royal family and they are hugely respected by people in their locality.
A happy-go-lucky youngster, Seema Raja has a whale of time with his friend Maths (Soori) and comes across Suthanthira Selvi (Samantha), a teacher, and falls for her.
There is another influential family in the area. Its head (Lal) and his sister Kaleeshwari (Simran) have a grudge on Seema Raja and Ariya Raja as they are unable to stomach the respect enjoyed by the royal clan.
The brother-sister duo hatch various plans against the Rajas and do all sorts of dirty tricks to bring their fame down. How Seema Raja successfully overcomes all hurdles forms the crux of the film.
Sivakarthikeyan is on the way to superstardom and he has proved it once again with this film. He attracts people from all age groups and categories with his performance.
Samantha has more to do than the regular heroine, while Simran is the show-stealer with a power-packed performance. The likes of Napoleon, Lal, Soori, Yogi Babu and Manobala add value to the film.
Balasubramanien has captured rural locales in a colourful manner while D Imman’s music is familiar, but soothing. Vivek Harshan’s editing makes the movie crisp and catchy.
Like all commercial movies, this film too runs on a format and certain scenes are cliched. But Sivakarthikeyan and the script do all the magic and make us forget the cons at least till we leave the theatre. And that’s enough for the film to make profits.
Rating: 2.5 out of 5