Plot & Narration
Music & Technical Aspects
A clean, quality fantasy-revenge drama!
Urumeen serves quality thrills throughout. The film projects itself higher, thanks to its well-knit screenplay, proficient performances and a completely compelling all-round effort. Go enjoy this paisa vasool fair, make sure you don't miss the beginning.
Cast: Bobby Simha, Kalaiyarasan, Reshmi Menon, Appukutty, Kaali Venkat, Manobala, Mahesh & others
Cinematography: Ravindranath Guru
Music Director: Achu
Editing: San Lokesh
Stunts: Ganesh Kumar
PRO: CN Kumar
CG/VFX: Real Works
Art Direction: Jyothish Shanker – Vinoth Rajkumar
Written & Directed by: Sakthivel Perumalsamy
Produced by: Dilli Babu of Axes Film Factory
Distribution: Sri Thenandal Films
Run Time: 02:22:00
Release Date: 04-12-2015
First things first, our heart and soul are with the people affected by the natural calamity in Chennai, with our entreaty and as the makers have also gone ahead on their release we are moving our feet.
Urumeen will go on to be a bold attempt from director Sakthivel Perumalsamy, with a dense approach in the making the script has justified the past and connects very well to the present.
In and around the B.C, Bobby Simhaa as King Raja Simman lives a life with atmost power, fighting against his enemies and proves himself as a sheer warrior. However, he gets betrayed by his friend Kalaiarasan. Knowing of the betrayal, King Raja Simman ends his life buried alive with a book written by Veera Dharmendarar who predicts the different stages of life.
The film then travels to present, Simhaa as a corporate employee settles down in Chennai with his friend Kaali Venkat. As time waves ahead Simhaa reaches for the book, and gets to predict his life justified with biological myths and facts. The book predicts the past generation ahead and follows Simhaa, frame by frame, getting him closer to Kalaiarasan who also starts his life from scratch, growing into an arrogant business man leading a private collection for loans in private banks. Reshmi menon who has taken a loan gets into trouble with the payments and is followed by one of the associates in the collection agency, and this is where Simhaa gets the indirect connect to Kalaiarasan through Reshmi Menon.
The movie is detailed in three generations, where Kalaiarasan is very well connected to Bobby Simhaa in the first two and nowhere linked in the present. Kalai wins in two previous generations with the bottomline being betrayal. Simhaa at present looks well in control for the revenge from the past and gets to predict things with the mythical book. At all circumstances the book favors him with good deeds and Charlie with a small role which is usual, but still shows his class and intimacy to the script. With all these facts, what Simhaa and Kalaiarasan offer is classy thrill moments and a force which pulls you to the edges of the seat.
The cast and crew with no mistakes has met the director’s needs, especially the two leads. Still, Reshmi Menon doesn’t have much to express, Sandra Amy just walks it across, Manobala would make you believe that he has no dialogues. The rest of the cast have fit the bill, within their limited screen space.
The periodic sequence is all computer graphics with a certain mention needed for Real Works Media. Yes, the future shines bright on the technical team, for their apt work which will certainly be a talk in the tinsel town. The second generation is the highlight of the film with more concentration directed there. The cinematography shades very well with some intense shots for the adrenaline in you. Excellent work by cinematographer Ravindaranath Guru makes Urumeen stronger, a great help to the directors visuals. Music by Achu is intense and Hey Umaayal song is pleasant. He has seriously rocked it in the BGM.
The movie is detailed well enough for the understanding, but a close look is needed to not miss the link. The details might be a tad longer and might hike an impatient viewer at times, but that is what makes the film unique.
Overall, Urumeen serves quality thrills throughout. The film projects itself higher, thanks to its well-knit screenplay, proficient performances and a completely compelling all-round effort. Go enjoy this paisa vasool fair, make sure you don’t miss the beginning.
Urumeen Movie Review Rating: 3.5/5
Written by MG Vijayan