Gypsy Movie Review
A pretentious message-driven drama.
Story & Narration
Technical Aspects & Music
Rajumurugan’s films have always looked to bring across important matters and lovely relationships to the fore, and his latest film in Gypsy is an attempt to the same along with an important message as well.
For starters, Gypsy is a tale of two halves. The first half of the film concentrates on the character played by Jiiva and childhood, his travel round the nation and the love interest that he has. The interval point has chaos setting in, and from thereon, the film changes tracks into a social drama. The second half is uninspiring to say the least, as there is nothing much to hold on to. The film just plods along with a the motive lying in the background, with no impactful scenes whatsoever. Despite the underlying message being a good one, it fails to stand up to its potential on the whole.
Watch out for Jiiva the performer once again, as he smacks in a different approach to the multiple shades that the lead character has. This is yet another good outing for him as an actor, though his skills could have been put to better use by Rajumurugan.
Natasha as the heroine has a solid amount of screen time and a pleasing presence, but there’s nothing more that she can add to the film. The rest of the cast fit the bill, and there’s no takeaway here.
Santhosh Narayanan’s music starts off very well in the film, but as it moves along, it gets too tiring and repetitive. Even the climax song doesn’t have the effect it had in the album, due to the singer being changed. However, one thing that needs to be appreciated is the cinematography by Selvakumar which constantly makes the film look better than what it actually is.
On the whole, Gypsy is a barely watchable drama that doesn’t quite live up to the mark. The lack of freshness in the narrative works as the biggest villain, and acts against the positive message that it tries to bring. Gypsy Movie Review by Siddarth Srinivas