Gowravargal Movie Review
Cast: Sathyaraj,Vignesh, Monica
Direction: Sanjay Tam
Production: Sanjay Ram
There is nothing unusual and special to mention in the story. It is the mixer of many don stories like Nayagan, Thalapathy, Thoothukudi and etc.
Seemingly influenced a lot by ‘Nayagan’ and ‘Thalapathy’, director Sanjay Ram has woven the story around a do-gooder, a role played by Saythyaraj.As Thondaiman,who does justice for the public, Sathyaraj makes one remember the Velu Bhai of ‘Nayagan’.
The villagers respect Sathyaraj because of his stature as a good-doer and a man who helps the poor and needy.As expected, he has many henchmen, hitmen and friends in positions of power. But, such friendships do not last for long.A small misunderstanding and the refusal of Sathyaraj to budge from his principles make one such friendship turn into a feud.
Ganesan (Vignesh), is an irresponsible youth in a village. He promises his mother (Kuyili) that he would be good and start earning. He joins a job where he bashes few wrong-doers. This impresses a do-gooder and a don Thondaman (Sathyaraj). He urges him to join him for work. Ganesan impressed by Thondaman’s ways, develops an affinity with him and even decides to gives his life for him.
The romance of Vignesh with Monica travel as a separate track in the film.Enters a police officer (Ranjith) who plays spoilsport in their romance. He threatens Thondaman and hatches a conspiracy to ensure that Thondaman and Ganesan part ways. But things happen otherwise.
The characterization of almost every person who appears in the movie is either incomplete or inconsistent which makes it impossible for the viewer to sympathize or connect with any of the proceedings on screen. Most of the times the viewers feel that they are in a big slaughter house!
It’s a role that actors like Vignesh had played many times before. He is good in action, but lacuna is his dialogue delivery. Monica appears in a couple of songs including one hot number. Sathyaraj shoulders a major burden while Ranjith, Bhanuchander play baddies.
Most of the scenes are predictable, clichéd and romance stuffed that fails to strike a chord with the viewer. The baddies in the movie speak from the belly and punctuate their dialogues with a laugh that is tacky and artificial.
Music, camera, action or anything else that one can think of seems to of the standards that have been present since the start of the decade. Overall absence of novelty in all facets – concept, scripting, characterization and technicalities make this movie a rather trying experience for the viewer.
Verdict: Below Average