Dhanusu Raasi Neyargalae
Imagine this: A comedy of conflicts between an astrology maniac, an aspiring astronaut who is trying to go to Mars and an atheist who is a follower of ‘Periyar’ EVR. And there is romance too. Sounds interesting, isn’t it?
This is what ‘Dhanusu Raasi Neyargalae’, directed by Sanjay Bharathi with Harish Kalyan and Digangana Suryavanshi in lead roles, is all about. However, the director has lost the steam somewhere.
Arjun (Harish Kalyan) is obsessed with astrology so much that he does everything only based on the advice of his ‘guru’ Thirumandha (Pandiarajan).
His romances, including the one with Anitha (Reba Monica John) don’t work and he ‘realises’ through Thirumandha that only a Kanni raasi girl from a different State can be his life-partner.
Efforts by his mother (Renuka) and maternal uncle (Munishkanth), who is an atheist, to change Arjun’s mind don’t bear fruit. One day, he comes across KR Vijaya (Digangana Suryavanshi), an aspiring astronaut and it’s love at first sight.
Their meeting at a resto bar ends up at one-night stand. While they realise that they have a chemistry between themselves, can astrology and astronomy go hand in hand?
Harish Kalyan fits the bill well, while Digangana Suryavanshi seems to have focused more on getting her lip sync right than getting the necessary emotions. There is nothing much for Reba Monica to do.
Pandiarajan tries to evoke laughter, while Munishkanth, Renuka and Yogi Babu are adequate. Music (by Ghibran), cinematography (by P K Varma) and other departments are purely functional.
The director should have focused more on building the conflict between characters. Also, the script sounds outdated often. But still, ‘DRN’ manages to hold attention thanks to some hilarious scenes.
Rating: 3 out of 5