Plot & Narration
Dialogues & Music
Neat, emotionally charged drama.
Summary : With a spectacular performance from the entire cast, director Seenu Ramaswamy has put a yet another hard hitting film in his filmography. The movie is based on social service and it certainly shows what this society is looking forward from the educated youth of this generation and along with this, the director had ample time to exhibit his characters through a simple plot and strong narration.
Cast: Vijay Sethupathi, Tamanna, Aishwarya Rajesh, Radhika, Srushti Dange, Rajesh, Arul Doss & others
Music: Yuvan Shankar Raja
Editing: Mu Kasi Vishwanathan
Written & Directed by: Seenu Ramasamy
Produced by: RK Suresh
Banner: Studio 9 Productions
Release Date: 19-08-2016
Run Time: 02:27:00
With a spectacular performance from the entire cast, director Seenu Ramaswamy has put a yet another hard hitting film in his filmography. The movie is based on social service and it certainly shows what this society is looking forward from the educated youth of this generation and along with this, the director had ample time to exhibit his characters through a simple plot and strong narration. As usual Seenu Ramasamy has let his characters speak, Vijay Sethupathy looks apt for the emotional travel as the winning factor of the movie lies in the right choice of characters with most of them getting it right throughout.
A medical college student Vijay Sethupathy, the lonely educated student from the remote village gets inspired by a senior professor Rajesh and plans to follow his footprints by serving the people instead of looking at his wealthy career. Vijay sethupathy, Tamanna, Shristi Dange and other friends plan to serve the people and the resulting life events after college are emotionally packed. The entire first half is the life story of Vijay sethupathi’s and his drinking habits, the love of his mother Radhika and the hate by his brothers. The search for the reason takes a huge time to lend an explanation, it certainly turns to be a compulsion to reveal the flash back which makes the audience a little impatient. The lead heroines Tamanna, Shristi and Ishwarya Rajesh compromise our patience with their acting skills and certainly not used as glam dolls and therefore is the gesture from the director in the art of film making. There is certainly no compromise for a hero or anybody else in that sake which puts Dharmadurai in the right slot of good cinema.
Radhika certainly lives any character and that makes her versatile, her modulations and performance makes no mistake and her acts get stronger frame by frame. Arul Doss is again gifted with a good role and plays one of Vijay Sethupathy’s brother with brutal looks and turns a right choice along the supportive roles. Kanja Karuppu who partly took in charge for the giggles has done his work neatly.
Credit must be given to the director for not portraying any cinematic formats just to entertain the audience rather, he has be practical in his narrations making Dharmadurai an acceptable hero. Vijay Sethupathy’s interesting choice of scripts continues into Dharmadurai too, making him a bankable hero for family audiences. There is plenty to look forward to in Dharmadurai, be it the social service, respect for woman, friendship and family bonding. To see these, it might take a slight toll on your patience, but the final verdict goes to the common folk who will lap up this film with eagerness.
Dharmadurai may not be Yuvan’s best, but his score for the film is surely pleasing enough. Cinematography by Sukumar captures wonderful sceneries easily, and the editing too is above par. Dharmadurai brings forward a watchable family drama working towards sending off a proper message to the society with entertainment of course.