Ka Pae Ranasingam, the highly anticipated social drama Vijay Sethupathi and Aishwarya Rajesh in the lead roles, has finally released. The movie has thus emerged as the first Tamil feature film to release on Zee Plex, the pay-per-view initiative of the Zee group. Ka Pae Ranasingam is directed by P Virumandi and produced by the banner KJR Studios.
Did the Vijay Sethupathi-Aiswarya Rajesh-starrer meet the expectations? Read Ka Pae Ranasingam movie review here, to know...
Ariyanchi (Aishwarya Rajesh) is married to Ranasigam (Vijay Sethupathi), who works in Dubai, and the couple has a little daughter. On the day of their daughter's ear piercing ceremony, the death news of Ranasingam reaches the family. To bring back his mortal remains to their native, Ariyanchi needs to prove that she is his legally wedded wife.
But she has no legal documents to prove their marriage, despite getting married in the presence of their families. Ariyanchi begins her mission to bring her husband's mortal remains and learns the actual reason behind Ranasingam's death. How she succeeds in her fight with the government, forms the crux of the story.
Script & Direction
P Virumandi, the director has succeeded in presenting a deeply moving social drama that touches some of the most important issues faced by the common man. The battle of the central character Ariyanchi is narrated with complete sincerity, which makes the audiences instantly root for her.
But the excessive screen time and overdose of melodrama make Ka Pae Ranasingam a tiring watch, after a first few minutes into the story. The narrative tries to overemphasize the goodness of Vijay Sethupathi's character with repetitive scenes, and that is one of the biggest flaws of the movie. Even though it has a highly promising theme and stellar star cast, what lets down Ka Pae Ranasingam is the over-stretched narrative. It prevents the movie from becoming a fulfilling experience.
Vijay Sethupathi has played the titular character Ranasingam perfectly, even though he has less screen time. The character is a total cakewalk for the actor, who has appeared in similar roles in the past.
Aishwarya Rajesh delivers one of the finest performances of her career in the role of Ariyanchi. The actress has done a brilliant job in portraying the various shades of her character, with absolute conviction. The rest of the star cast, including newcomer Bhavani Sre, Arunraja Kamaraj, Munishkanth, and so on, have played their parts to near perfection.
NK Ekhambaram, the director of photography has done an amazing job with the visuals of the movie. Lalgudi N Ilayaraja, the art director deserves applause for the amazing set design. T Shivanandeesan's editing is not up to the mark, as repetitive scenes and duration are the biggest flaws of the movie. Ghibran, the music director has made a mark with the haunting background score. But the songs, on the other hand, are forgettable.
Performances by the star cast
Ka Pae Ranasingam is a deeply moving social drama, which discusses some important social issues. However, this Vijay Sethupathi and Aishwarya Rajesh-starrer is over-stretched, which makes it a tiring watch.