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Viruman Movie Review

Karthi delivers an impressive performance in this mostly engaging rural drama. Down goes our Viruman Movie Review.

Viruman Movie Review

A tried and tested mass entertainer that delivers the goods!

Performances
Story & Narration
Technical Aspects & Music

Karthi’s rural outings have always been enjoyed by the audiences all round, and the actor is back with his next film in the same space in the form of Viruman. The film set in Madurai forms a story where a son opposes his father due to many reasons.

Viruman has Karthi playing a man who works for the local decors, and his relationship between him and his dad is disturbed due to a bad past including the death of their mother. The reasons behind the rift and the ways in which the family reunites forms the crux of the film, and the film plods along in a template manner from start to finish. There is hardly anything new in the film, and Muthaiya has stuck to the basics and has presented the film in his own style.

Karthi has done well in the film, but it is too reminiscent of his other rural films and his energy too is a bit on the lower side. The actor however shines in the emotional scenes and is on point with the dialogue recitals. Aditi Shankar makes an impressive debut and proves that she is here to stay. Prakash Raj in an entirely evil role has carried out his part well, and the film gets good supporting characters from Rajkiran, Singam Puli, Soori and the others.

The film’s cinematography and music are decent, with Yuvan’s music helping it through with fine BGM and likeable songs.

On the whole, Viruman is a basic and formulaic mass entertainer which has little to boast about but keeps the ball rolling due to the presence of the cast and some sort of an emotional quotient. Viruman Movie Review by Siddarth Srinivas

Viruman Movie Review Rating: 3/5

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