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Rummy – Review

Review Overview

Songs & BGM
Technical Aspects

Not a wrong show

Overall, Rummy is nothing new when seen from the base. Bit racy screenplay in the second half helps the movie for worth a watch.

Cast : Vijay Sethupathi, Inigo Prabhakar, Gayathrie, Iyshwarya Rajesh, Soori & Others.

Cinematography : Prem Kumar

Editing : Raja Mohammed

Music : Imman

Written by : Mona Palanisamy – K. Balakrishnan

Directed by : K. Balakrishnan

Produced by : Sri Valli Studios

Distributed by : JSK Film Corporation 


Rummy is a typical village based entertainer set in 1980’s and concrete its story plot in love and friendship.

The first half of the movie deals with love and has soft spoken village love story. Inigo joins a college in Sivagangai district and gets to meet Vijay Sethupathi as his room/classmate. They get to know each other and develop a strong friendship. Later Soori joins them and then story moves in slow pace with detailing the love between Inigo and Gayathiri. Inigo and Vijay Sethupathi are forced to vaccate from the hostel for having a fight with one of their classmates who troubles Gayathiri. They move to the place nearby from the hostel and there the people are against love, they value their cultures and takes on severe actions who try their romantic luck with the girls in the village. Vijay Sethupathi falls in love with Iyshwarya, daughter of the lead village person Joe Malloori (Kumki fame) who believes in strong cultures and dares to kill anybody trying to bring dishonor to his family and village. The first half of the movie has no shocking and strong elements and makes the audience wait for thrill and many guess can be right scene by scene.

The second half of the movie is all about chase and revenge. Vijay Sethupathi elopes Iyshwarya and very relevant to the story the scene then follows. Inigo goes to his village, when he returns back he gets to know everything that happened through the letter that Vijay Sethupathi left for him. After Vijay Sethapathi gets away what happens to him and did they succeed in their love is the twist that the audience has to wait for. The end is the twisting and a bold climax. Special mentions here for Iyshwarya and she is to be noted.

On Vijay Sethupathi, the expectations are moving high and this show has very few elements to portray the fullest of his ability. Vijay Sethupathi has kept it simple and neat but there is no strong plot to keep the audience busy is the minus. The looks, costumes and locations are perfectly matched to the story.

To come up with the positives the movie is clean and performance by the lead artists are not over rated. Soori’s partly worked comedies, Cinematography and BGM can be appreciated. Very normal first half without any special/strong moments and its pace could be a let down.