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Paruthiveeran Movie Review: Director’s special, Debutant delight
Karthik -  Paruthiveeran

Paruthiveeran movie review

Cast : Karthik, Priyamani, Saravanan, Kanja Karuppu

Direction: Ameer

Music: Yuvanshankar Raja

Production : Gnanavel Rajan

Ameer has shown his class again. Coming from the Bala school of film making, he does not rely on stars to make his movies, he believes only in his ability to execute a script and he does that with aplomb every time. It may be more than two years since Raam hit the theatres, but the wait has been worth it. Paruthiveeran lives up to all that it promised and more.
The movie clearly rides on the shoulder of its director, who has managed to extract good performances from a relatively inexperienced star cast. Debutant Karthik Sivakumar (Karthi), the surprise packet of the film makes the best possible start to his film career essaying the rough and tough villager convincingly. Priyamani breathes fresh life into her sagging career playing an innocent but brave girl. Saravana combines well with Karthi and Kanja Karuppu (a lucky mascot for Ameer) to raise a few laughs.
Karthik & Saravanan
Coming back to the new recruit, Karthi, he has proved that he is worth the rich legacy in acting that he has inherited. He plays the character of an unrefined villager in a way that is sure to make the wise people of the industry sit up and watch. His attire for the role seems perfect, his perfectly kept (read unkempt) beard adds effect. He has done away with every trace of sophistication in his body language and even handles the sickle with consummate ease. He looks every inch a hot blooded youngster from some rural part of Tamil Nadu. He appears seasoned in the romantic scenes with Priyamani and does not restrain himself when it comes to dance moves in a kuthu song. This should certainly win over the B and C center audiences. Since most films’ success or otherwise is determined by its run in the B centers, Paruthiveeran certainly seems capable of hitting the bull’s eye. Uninformed people might not believe that this is the young man’s big screen debut. Look out for this guy; he definitely has made his brother and father proud.
Priyamani has done well as the love interest of Karthi. However she has much more to do in this movie, than just look good. She has some scenes of her own and she performs creditably in them. The one scene where she expresses defiance towards her father for opposing her love affair with the hero stands out. The heroine’s father could have been a bit faster in his dialogue delivery one feels; otherwise it is a neat performance.
The screenplay is taut all through the movie. The action scenes have been choreographed well. Ramji must be appreciated for capturing the rugged terrains of the village with originality. His camera work in the scene where Priyamani is beaten up by her father needs special mention. The scenes where Kanja Karuppu suffers at the hands of Karthi and Saravanan amuse you. Being his first out and out village album, Yuvan Shankar Raja too must be appreciated for his music. Reminding you of the legendary Bharathiraja-Ilaiyaraja combination of the 70s and 80s, all the songs of the movie have a very native feel about them. However one or two songs could have been placed more intelligently. They seem to block the flow of the story. The dialogues add impact to the scenes; though the Madurai accent goes missing in a few. A scene close to the climax where Priyamani is raped by the villains appears rather crude and is sure to put off the family audiences. This scene could stand between Paruthiveeran and a big victory.
All in all, a movie that certainly lives up to the billing. Ameer enhances his reputation as a master craftsman. Karthi enters the fray of young heroes with a strong statement. He could emerge at the top if he treads carefully; he has all the guidance that he can ask for.

A team effort that is worthy of appreciation and a victorious run in theaters.
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