Dhanush has made a dream debut in Bollywood with Raanjhanaa, which was released last Friday (June 21). The actor got a rousing welcome from critics as well as audience. As a result, the movie has become a hit and inching towards reaching the 50-crore mark at the Bollywood Box Office. However, the dubbed version of the movie in Tamil is releasing worldwide today (June 28).
The success in the Bollywood has obviously made the makers of the film to have a large release in Kollywood. Raanjhanaa, which is titled as Ambikapathy in Tamil, is releasing in 275 screens in Tamil Nadu. Indeed, it is the biggest ever release for a dubbed Hindi film in the state. Well, let us see what the movie has to offer. Read on for the review...
The story is narrated in flashback where Dhanush recalls the first time he laid eyes on the object of his affection, Zoya. He obsesses and loves her to the extent that every slap and rejection is a thorn disguised as a flower in his mind. And also the actor's character shows that it is not cool to fall in love.
A Hindu boy loving a Muslim girl (Sonam Kapoor) with such tenacity that the latter is compelled to give in, if only briefly. The girl's family sends her to her aunt's place in horror to complete her education.
Audience would witness behaviours like angry, aggressive, passionate, temperamental, moody and quite simply majestic in Ambikapathy. The movie is an opulent, epic, seductive, raging and rippling ode to love. The script, by Himanshu Sharma, journey from the boy's childhood when he first sees his object of adoration doing her namaaz, and follows him to adulthood, much in the same way as he follows her around. The beauty of the story is that the story is built with the drama at a gentle pace and has taken care to create the right kind of physical and psychological spaces for the characters to breathe and evolve in.
Unconventional Take On Love
Ambikapathy has an unconventional take on love. The movie celebrates the pain of heartbrokenness. The first half is amazingly brilliant, and the second half is good.
Dhanush Wins The Heart
Performance wise, Dhanush, as praised by Bollywood critics and audience, is at his very best. Tamil audience have seen him doing such acts, but this will remain special as it is his first outing in the B-Town.
Sonam, A Show Stealer
Sonam Kapoor has played her part well. She has expressed his varied expressions brilliantly. And also her chemistry with Dhanush gets full marks.
Supporting cast is a major highlight. Of all, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub is good. Swara Bhaskar does a fantastic job and Abhay Deol impresses even in those few scenes.
Anand L Rai
Along with the performances, there are some colourful one-liners and dialogues. There is also AR Rahman's brilliant music. Well, the credit for coming up with a good story and taking best out of his team should go to director Anand L Rai.