Seeru Movie Review
A speedy mass entertainer that manages to engage.
Story & Narration
Technical Aspects & Music
Rathina Siva’s debut in Rekka was a plain and basic fare that barely had a handful of enjoyable mass moments for the star in Vijay Sethupathi. His sophomore effort in Seeru is a better, more cohesive mass film that pays heed to an important issue that is reeling in our surroundings too.
Jiiva plays Manimaran, a speaker at a local channel. Thanks to his belief in friendship which he values to the zenith, the story takes a lot of interesting turns, most of which are in relation to Varun’s character which comes in and grabs our attention in a fresh way. It is the Jiiva – Varun track that helps Seeru differ from the numerous other films in the genre, and that takes the first half through with an exciting pre-interval episode. Rathina Siva then makes the second half heavier than the first, by making use of some enjoyable commercial masala scenes and then revealing the flashback which happens to hold the emotional weight of the film. Ultimately, Seeru boils down to the topic of women empowerment, and though it has been overdone at a point, it does not completely hamper the flow of the film.
Jiiva is extremely comfortable in his role, and has aced all the departments in the film, making us ask why he has been missing from the radar all this long. It is a good show from him, giving this commercial entertainer what it needs.
On the other hand, the second hero of the film is definitely Varun, who does a very good job in a role that brings him an intriguing characterization. Chanthni has done quite well as the school student in the flashback, with loads of dialogues to be voiced out. While Riya Suman and Gayathri fit the bill, the film could have done with a better adversary than Navdeep who does not create an impact at all.
Imman’s songs and BGM give the film the extra pep, with a special mention to the Vaa Vaasuki number and the background score for the elevation moments. Technically too, it is a neat film with the slow-motion shots by Prasanna being put to use in good fashion.
The film does have its share of negatives like the constantly loud narrative and the overdrawn emotions, but at the end, it comes together nicely as a watchable affair.
On the whole, Seeru comes out as a watchable entertainer that could have done way better with a tighter script. The underlying emotions between the characters of Jiiva and Varun make this a fair watch. Seeru Movie Review by Siddarth Srinivas