In Cibi Chakravarthy’s debut movie Don, which stars Sivakarthikeyan within the lead, drama works extra successfully than the comedy. Nonetheless, it is the comedy that makes up for about 80% of the film. It’s the emotional core, anchored by a really sturdy father-son relationship angle, that makes the film likeable and relatable greater than the school portion, which might’ve been funnier. In an in any other case predictable movie in regards to the hero’s journey of self-exploration, it’s the latter half that provides it some semblance and makes it healthful. Additionally learn: Physician strikes gold at field workplace, turns into Sivakarthikeyan’s highest-grossing movie with ₹90 crore assortment
Sivakarthikeyan performs Chakravarthy, who’s born in a decrease middle-class household, which believes that their son turning into an engineer would change their lives for good. Samuthirakani performs Chakravarthy’s father–a disciplinarian, who solely needs that his son research nicely and settles down in life. Chakravarthy, however, desires to make a reputation for himself with out actually finding out. Because of their conflict of opinions, there’s all the time a friction between the daddy and son.
Chakravarthy is compelled to affix an engineering school a lot towards his needs. So as to add to his misfortune, Bhoominathan (SJ Suryah), a college member, seems to be harder than Chakravarthy’s father and makes life depressing for the scholars together with his guidelines. The remainder of the story is about how Chakravarthy finds his calling and turns into one thing in his life.
Don is essentially a campus drama and the movie stays true to the style for essentially the most half. It opens with the scene the place we see Chakravarthy go away Kerala on a wet night time, regardless of being warned by his employees, to succeed in Chennai the subsequent morning at any value. By the course of the night time, Chakravarthy takes us again to his school days and his strained relationship together with his father. The school portion retains the movie light-hearted and a few scenes work nicely however on the entire it might’ve been funnier.
The school portion jogged my memory of Sushant Singh Rajput’s Chhichhore and the way it was gratifying however nonetheless managed to encourage with its message. Don misses out on delivering the laughs, regardless of setting a lot of the story in a university campus. However what it succeeds in attaining is getting the drama to the touch all the proper chords. The daddy-son relationship makes for a really attention-grabbing sub-plot and it anchors the movie when it sails astray.
As you stroll out of the film, you’re left on an emotional excessive and that makes you overlook the largely predictable first half of the film. Despite the fact that you’ll be able to sense how the movie will finish, it nonetheless leaves a long-lasting influence. Samuthirakani walks away with all of the brownie factors for his shifting efficiency as a father who provides up on his personal goals to verify his son stays comfortable. It’s not one thing we haven’t seen earlier than but it surely’s likeable and extremely relatable. Sivakarthikeyan is at his easy self and undergoes a significant transformation in direction of the tip, and it’s one thing he handles so maturely.
Director: Cibi Chakravarthy
Forged: Sivakarthikeyan, SJ Suryah, Priyanka Arul Mohan and Samuthirakani