M Rajesh is back with his latest movie All in All Azhagu Raja. After delivering hattrick, the director has chosen Karthi, who has not tasted a big success since 2011. Like his previous movies, the latest Tamil movie too belongs to comedy genre.
Low-budget comedy movies have done good business in Tamil film industry this year. The most common element among them is - Santhanam! The comedian's histrionics on-screen have played a crucial part in the success of those flicks. Now, All in All Azhagu Raja too banks on him with Karthi's starpower guaranteeing a good opening for the movie.
All in All Azhagu Raja is pitched against a biggie like Ajith Kumar's Arrambam and Vishal Krishna's Pandiya Nadu this Diwali. So, getting positive reviews is a must for the Karthi's flick. Has the movie lived up to audience? Will the movie survive in the tough battled Diwali race? Will Karthi be able to return to his form after flops like Saguni and Alex Pandian? Find it all in the review...
Azhagu Raja (Karthi), the only son of Prabhu and Saranya Ponvannan, owns an unpopular cable channel named AAA. There are only two employees, one being Raja and other Kalyanam (Santhanam) in the TV channel. No matter what they do, neither TRPs nor revenues were improving. The hero, accidentally, comes across Devi Priya (Kajal Aggarwal).
Instead of trying to impress her, Azhagu Raja picks up a fight with Devi Priya when she sings a song at a marriage. Her weird singing songs irk him and eventually, makes him to express his anger on her singing abilities. Sooner or later she realises that her singing is very bad. As they start liking each other, a flashback of Prabhu opens up. It has to be noted that Karthi steps into Prabhu's story set in the 80s. Continue reading the review on the slideshow...
Prabhu's flashback shows us that he was working with her grand father played by Nassar and he had left the job after he was insulted by him.
The story of All in All Azhagu Raja is too lengthy and mainly banks on the comedy part. Precisely on Santhanam.
Tests Your Patience
The length of the movie, despite shortening by 11 minutes, bothers the audience to the maximum extent. It tests your patience in the second half as M Rajesh beats around the bush to wrap up the film.
Wrong Placement Of Song
While the first half is passable, the second half is highly boring. The placement of the last song irks the audience.
Karthi has given a good performance in All in All Azhagu Raja. His 80s avatars will be appreciated by fans.
Kajal Aggarwal has played her part well. But this time, the actress, who is believed to be a lucky charm for producers, has failed to repeat her magic as the screenplay is badly written.
Santhanam comes out with brilliant performance. Even his avatars of 80s will be praised.
Rest other characters like Prabhu, Radhika Apte, Saranya Ponvannan and MS Bhaskar have justified their roles.
S Thaman's 'Yaarukum sollaama' and 'Unna partha neram' are good. His background score is praiseworthy. Remaining departments are okay.
A comedy story presented in a boring way. Watch it if you love Santhanam's comedies or if you are Karthi's fan.