Release Date : Nov 07,2014
Oru Oorla Rendu Raja (aka) Oru Oorula Rendu Raja review

Review by : Behindwoods Review Board
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Production: Sheraphin Raya Xavier
Cast: Priya Anand, Soori, Vemal
Direction: R Kannan
Screenplay: R Kannan
Story: R Kannan
Music: D Imman
Background score: D Imman
Cinematography: P G Muthiah
Dialogues: R Kannan

Prolific director Kannan is back with his own script, Oru Oorla Rendu Raja (OORR). As the title says, two goodhearted men are the lead players with the comedian (Soori) in fact taking center-stage. When the two men are aimlessly travelling on a train journey, they encounter a beautiful and purposeful young woman (Priya Anand), and obviously one of them (Vemal) falls for her.

We learn about her profession and the ominous task at her hand, through a flashback sequence which works well due to the inherent social interest angle and Priya Anand's earnest performance. Vishakha Singh's special role in this segment shapes the course of the movie. From here on, the film takes a predictable course with villains in pursuit, regularly placed hummable songs, some comedy involving Thambi Ramaiah as well, a needless segment of melodrama and finally the positive finish.
Priya Anand is the biggest plus point in the movie. When she isn't at her glamorous best in the songs, she just sports a simple black 'salwar' suit all along. Her fluency in English serves her role well. Vemal's trim makeover is a clincher but he plays second fiddle all through the movie. He seems to have enjoyed the much-needed spotlight in Imman's song sequences which have been filmed well by DoP P.G.Muthiah. But his picturesque 'helicam' shots have been overdone, one feels.
Mazhakaatha is easily the best among the songs and possibly a big crowd favorite, thanks to Imman's peppy composition and Priya Anand's ravishing screen presence. Kukkuru sung by Lakshmi Menon has been filmed as a highway number featuring Iniya and is bound to be another hit number. But all the songs might work better when seen standalone on music channels, than when seen along with the movie, due to their unimaginative placement. Imman's background score adds depth to the emotional scenes.
Soori shoulders yet another movie and his quick mention of the Ice Bucket Challenge is really funny. His viability and pull at the box-office is proven yet again by the magnitude of his role in OORR. Nasser eases through his role as the villainous and self-centered industrialist, while Anupama Kumar as his equally evil wife, appears out of her comfort zone. The actor playing the Hindi speaking railway police shines in a small role thanks to his spontaneity.
In all, OORR springs a surprise thanks to the social interest factor and the characterization of the lead heroine. Aside from that, it is a regular commercial fare targeted at the mass audiences. The run-time is crisp too !
Verdict: An entertainer with some good intention, which works in parts
( 2.25 / 5.0 )


Oru Oorla Rendu Raja (aka) Oru Oorula Rendu Raja

Oru Oorla Rendu Raja (aka) Oru Oorula Rendu Raja is a Tamil movie with production by Sheraphin Raya Xavier, direction by R Kannan, cinematography by P G Muthiah. The cast of Oru Oorla Rendu Raja (aka) Oru Oorula Rendu Raja includes Priya Anand, Soori, Vemal.