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Dharma Durai (U)

Duration

1 hrs 43 mins

Audience Review

113 Ratings

Release Date

19 Aug 2016
Critics Reviews Audience Reviews Updated: August 24, 2016 02:43 PM IST

Dharma Durai Plot: After successfully completing his degree in medicine (MBBS), Vijay Sethupathi decides to head to his village and serve the villagers.

Vijay Sethupathi has once again delivered a classy performance. Be it a lover boy, drunkard or medical student, he has absolutely nailed them all. Tamannaah's role in the film is refreshing as Seenu has exposed her acting prowess rather than just making use of her beautiful appearance.

Over All: Dharma Durai is a neatly executed drama with a relevant message pertaining to a doctor's life who hails from a simple village.

One of the finest actors of this generation Vijay Sethupathi gets a role which has many shades and it is a cakewalk for him be it as the alcoholic or the earnest medical student and the man in love with a poor girl Anbuselvi (Aishwarya Rajesh). At the same time in many scenes it is very obvious that even an actor of his caliber will struggle if the characterization is not well etched with a wandering screenplay to boot.

The Yuvan Shankar Raja- Vairamuthu combo has given some soulful songs and the formers BGM is a big plus for the film. M. Sukumar’s camera effectively captures the rural essence while Kasi Viswananthan is helpless as he probably had to battle the inconsistent screenplay.

Verdict : You can go for it if you are fans of the ensemble cast and the Yuvan-Vairamuthu music.

Dharmadurai is a story about a village doctor and the various episodes of his life. What is the impact of these episodes? How does Dharmadurai deal with these episodes is what forms the rest of the story.

The cast is perfect. Vijay Sethupathi excels as Dharmadurai and his performance is natural. Radhika Sarathkumar proves the fact that you give her any role with enough substance and she will light up the screen with her fine performance.

Verdict: A decent rural flick which is pleasant to watch

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