Karuppan Review & Rating|
‘Karuppan’ is the latest offing from Vijay Sethupathi after delivering the successful ‘Vikram Vedha’ earlier this year. He pairs up with Tanya Ravichandran in this R. Panneerselvam directorial who had earlier delivered hits like ‘Naan Thaan Siva’, ‘Run’, ‘Reningunta’ and ‘18 Vayasu’. ‘Karuppan’ is an action drama set against a rural backdrop where Vijay Sethupathi plays the character of Karuppan, a famous bull tamer at the Jallikattu sport who also stands for justice among the villagers. Accompanying him is Bobby Simha who is pitted against him.
The plot of the movie is nothing new where Karuppan (Vijay Sethupathi) who is the darling of the villagers is seen actively participating in all village festivals and stands for people’s justice. Village belly Anbu (Tanya Ravichandran) falls for him but not before Kathir (Bobby Simha) intervenes and expresses his interest to marry Anbu. Things get further complicated as it forms a love triangle of sorts. Will Karuppan win Anbu’s love or Kathir play spoilsport in the formers union sets the remaining part of this action drama.
Vijay Sethupathi plays Karuppan convincingly making his character believable with a charismatic screen presence and body language. As for Tanya, she plays her role well and is expressive and compliments Vijay on screen. The two form a formidable pair on screen. Bobby Simha as the antagonist adds a lot of sheen to the proceedings but somehow lacks the weight to give a run to an actor of Vijay’s stature. Singam Puli's comedy works in patches in the film.
On the technical front, the production values are good as Shakthivel's camera captures the scenic beauty of the rural area beautifully along with the main leads. D. Imman's background score is good but songs fail to strike a chord with the audiences. Panneerselvam’s direction is apt and has all the ingredients that a commercial Kollywood masala film should have, though it’s not his best work.
Finally, ‘Karuppan’ is a colourful rural action-drama packed with commendable performances by the lead cast. Vijay Sethupathi yet again carries the film on his shoulders. The Jallikattu and festive scenes need a special mention. ‘Karuppan’ is a film which could go either way and may receive mixed reactions.
Verdict: ‘Karuppan’ is a one-time watch for die-hard Vijay Sethupathi fans.
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‘Karuppan’ is an action-packed drama written and directed by R. Panneerselvam and produced by A M Rathnam. The film has music by D. Imman and stars Vijay Sethupathi, Tanya Ravichandran, Bobby Simha, Kaveri, Kishore, Lingaa, Pasupathy, Renuga, Sharath Lohitashwa and Singampuli. The film is out in the theaters and below we get to know the reaction of the moviegoers.
The audience is loving Vijay Sethupathi’s act as Karuppan and also seem to be liking the on-screen pairing of Vijay and Tanya Ravichandran. Let’s find out what they have to say about the film and its final outcome.
What is it about?
‘Karuppan’ is a rural entertainer set against the backdrop of the traditional bull-taming sport, Jallikattu. As the title suggests, it explores the life events of a family from Theni who worship the deity, Karuppan.
What can be expected?
- Jallikattu on screen:
There might have been movies which were previously shot around Jallikattu, but ‘Karuppan’ assures that it gives a clear and detailed insight into how ‘Jallikattu’ is performed and why it is so important for Tamilians. Apart from that, we can see the sport on screen packed in breath-taking visuals.
- Tug of war scenes between Bobby Simha and Vijay Sethupathi:
After a long gap, ‘Karuppan’ brings back Vijay Sethupathi and Bobby Simha on screen. With equal screen space, these two actors to going to lock horns giving us immense entertainment with several 'tug of war' sequences.