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Eeswaran – Review

The Tamil village drama movie, released on 14th January, Pongal 2021, is ‘Eeswaran’, starring Simbu, Bharathiraja and Nidhi Agerwal, written and directed by Suseenthiran. The movie is produced by Madhav Media and D Company in S Thaman’s music and Tirru’s cinematography.

The movie revolves around Periyasami (Bharathiraja), a respectable person in a village near Dindigul. He is a widower who brought up his children successfully and they get settled, away. Eeswaran (Simbu), is a relative of Periyasami’s friend and takes care of Periyasami, who is left alone. Years after, when all the family members arrive at the village, trouble arises to the family through a person who was sent to jail due to Periyasami. And Eeswaran fights for saving the family from the trouble. How he succeeds in saving the family, is the rest of the story.

Simbu has come back in the new look, trim and active, with the acrobatic dance, fight and the dialogue delivery with power. His introduction sequence is lengthy and aggrandizing. He moves around the village, takes care of Periyasami, fights and dances energetically and engagingly. But all that adds to the individual score of actor Simbu and hardly helps in engaging the audience with the movie.

Bharathiraja fits well as the old man, waiting for the family’s reunion, after wife passed away and children had grown up and left to the city. He has more scope than Simbu and does his part very well. But the characterization is a cliché; the Tamil audience is fed over.

Nidhi Agerwal, along with Nandita swetha, has less scope and has done the given role satisfactorily.

Among the supporting actors, Balasaravanan entertains at some places and his scenes with Simbu are a plus for the movie. Kaali Venkat has very few scenes, but leaves an impression.  Rest all do well without much impact. Too many characters in a confusing manner and the base of the story, the emotion between the characters is missing.

The director’s smart adaptation of the pandemic in the script is appreciable. Also Suseenthiran well manages to bring all the characters together and further for our disappointment he lets the story move in the auto mode.

The composing of Thaman is also a plus, but the background score is loud at many places. Thirunavukkarasu’s camera has captured the natural beauty of the village nicely, but the repeated close up shorts of Simbu makes no good.

With the great, physical, comeback of STR, the movie is an entertaining festival treat to the Simbu fans. But, with the week screenplay and slow pace, the film offers nothing new to the others.

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