Highlighting factors of pre-release:
Teaming up of living legends – K. Balachandar and Bharathiraja was more than enough to promote this film. Shankar’s continuous success with his productions was a highlighting factor. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan launching the audio was the sensational talk of town, thereby turning the spotlights on this flick.
What is Rettai Suzhi all about?
Ramaswamy (K. Balachandar) and Singaravelan (Bharathiraja) belong to the same village and yet have a most brutish regard for each other. Singaravelan, a diehard follower of Communism and Ramaswamy, a congressman have into a long termed contravene for past 40years. Their families are no more friends, though they want to be. But their kids are so deadly in war against each group. When Moorthy (Aari) arrives in town as a military man, his childhood love with cousin girl Susheela (Anjali) is rekindled. Sooner when they find their two elder persons not letting this happen, kids from both the groups join hands together for setting things right.
Story, screenplay, dialogues and direction:
Having a vast experience as a short fiction writer and dialogue writer, Thamira has written a tale that is mainly centered on kids. In fact, the old men K. Balachandar and Bharathiraja are also been portrayed with childish nature. This is more discernible with the village Panchayat scene where Bharathiraja complaining against KB. The screenplay is quite sluggish that it fails to cater for major group of audiences, especially for the city audiences.
Thamira should have slightly modified the narration with the crisp and stylish approach so as to provide a wholesome entertainment.
K. Balachandar and Bharathiraja have just lived under the skin of their characterization. Anjali is cute and lovely to watch. Newcomer Aari has places to go for his talented skill of acting. Manobala and Ilavarasu have done justice to their roles. Jayachitra does not get a full-fledged role. The kids do ham it up on many occasions which could have been avoided.
Good music by Karthik Raja and eye-catching visuals by Karthik Raja emblazons the screens with attraction. Editing is moderate and is done according to the screenplay.
Rettai Suzhi is an average grosser that would have been better if Thamira had vitalized the film with substantive attribute.