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Rummy Movie Review

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Vijay Sethupathi is the man of the moment. The young actor has transformed himself from the tag of budding actor to a promising star. His series of hits have made people to bill him as a sensation in Kollywood.

His glorious days began after Pizza, which went on to become a sleeper hit in 2012. What the industry witnesses in his next outings was something unimaginable. His Soodhu Kavvum, Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom and Idharkuthane Aasaipattai Balakumara not only proved his acting skills, but also showed that the actor could pull of variety of roles.

Now, Vijay Sethupathi is returning with Rummy. Once again, he has chosen a young team and the signs of success were visible with the trailers and promotional materials. However, this movie mainly banks on his popularity to attract crowd.

Can Vijay Sethupathi deliver one more hit to his credit? Can he turn lucky at Box Office once again? What is Rummy all about? Does movie has entertainment elements? Find the answers to all these questions in the review.

Card game teaches us that expect the unexpected and one cannot guess what is in store for him. Director K Balakrishnan has taken the inspiration from this factor to pen the story for Rummy. Vijay Sethupathi, Inigo Prabhakaran and Parotta Suri will be seen as college friends in this tale of friendship.

The film is set in 80s, where Sethupathi will be seen in the role named Joseph. He is in love with a village belle Sorna (Aishwarya Rajesh). And Sakthi (Inigo Prabhakaran) is in love with Meenakshi (Gayathrie Shankar). But Sayed too is pursuing her. The story, which is set in Sivagangai, has subtle undercurrents of violence and menace in the first half.


The plots in first half of the film has been finely built though the narration lacks pace. Nonetheless, the film keeps you engaging. But the main problem is in the second half.  Continue reading the review on the slideshow...

Story Analysis

The story is realistic that might remind you of Subramaniapuram. But the second half becomes filmy and loses the grip.


Vijay Sethupathi is impressive. Both Gayathrie Shankar and Iyshwarya Rajesh have come out with stupendous performances. Along with them the other cast have done complete justice to their roles.

Music Department

D Imman's music is something that has to be praised. His three songs 'Koodamela koodavechi', 'Adiye Yenna Raagam' and 'Yethukkaaga Yenna Neeyum' have impressed the audience. And his background score is brilliant.


C Prem Kumar's cinematography is neat. The way he has captured the emotions of the actors has a special mention. Editing by Raja Mohammed is good.


Director Balakrishnan may be appreciated for wonderfully projecting 80s love. But he has to be blamed for losing the grip on the screenplay.


Rummy is just a one-time watchable flick.

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