Rathnam - Routine Action Drama

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Rathnam Movie Review

Movie: Rathnam
Rating: 2.5/5
Cast: Vishal, Priya Bhavani Shankar, Samuthirakani, Yogi Babu, Murali Sharma, Gautham Vasudev Menon and others
Director: Hari
Produced By: Kaarthekeyan Santhanam, ZEE Studios
Release Date: 26th April 2024


Rathnam (Vishal) becomes a member of gangster Paneerselvam's (Samuthirakani) group as a young man after saving him from a prison sentence by surrendering for a crime. Since then, Rathnam has been a loyal and dependable right-hand man to Paneerselvam, a criminal with a kind heart who engages in illegal activities for a cause and justifies them in the name of justice. In a twist of fate, Rathnam encounters Mallika (Priya Bhavani Shankar), a medical student, who captures his interest in a way beyond mere romance. Rathnam recognizes something special about Mallika, prompting him to go to great lengths to protect her. As Mallika's life is threatened, Rathnam spares no effort to ensure her safety. However, why are some goons after Mallika, and will Rathnam have to confront a more significant challenge to safeguard her?


Vishal does a fine job as Rathnam. He emotes well in crucial scenes and excels in action sequences, as always. Priya Bhavani Shankar was fine, as her character does not have much scope to perform. Samuthirakani, Yogi Babu, Murali Sharma, and Gautham Vasudev Menon were appropriate. 

What Worked For The Film:

As said above, Vishal's performance in the action sequences is genuinely remarkable. His body language is impeccable, and he effortlessly carries the entire film. The movie features well-executed action scenes that are sure to captivate mass audiences. The film's first half is engaging as the director puts all the links and tries to make the proceedings enjoyable. The Climax episode was also well executed. The Music scored by Devi Sri Prasad was suitable for the film as a couple of songs worked well, and the background score was perfect. 

What Did Not Work For The Film:

Hari's films typically follow a standard template, yet his storytelling prowess shines through. Despite the predictable plots, he has managed to create engaging movies in the past. His films are known for their fast-paced nature, which helps to distract from the formulaic scripts. However, Rathnam falls short in this aspect. The director fails to captivate the audience with his storytelling, resulting in many dull moments after the midpoint. The lack of excitement makes the flaws more noticeable. The film's second half is dominated by action, lacking the necessary dramatic elements, which becomes monotonous after a while.

Rathnam Review And Verdict:

Rathnam is a routine action drama that works in parts. Vishal's screen presence in fights, few twists, and mass elements work towards the film, while the boring second half, dull moments, and overboard sentiment work against the film. 

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