Tamil Hindi

Raja Rani (U)

Runing length: 2 Hrs 45 Mins Release date:27/Sep/2013 Genre:Love, Drama

Director: Atlee

Producer: A.r. Murugadoss, Fox Star Studios

Music Director: G.v. Prakash Kumar

Cast: Arya , Nayantara , Jai , Nazriya Nazim , Sathyaraj , Santhanam , Dhanya Balakrishna , Sathyan

Crew: George C. Williams

Box Office: Super Hit

Music rating 3.75


Critics: 7 Panel: 10 User: 630

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Overall User Rating: 4.1

Raja Rani Review - Return Of Romance


Raja Rani - Return Of Romance

Bharath Vijayakumar

It is not often that the film of a debutant director raises curiosity unless it stars a well-known hero. But, Raja Rani has been in the news for quite sometime now. Thanks to the innovative marketing strategies employed. Backed by A.R.Murugadoss does  this flick from debutant Atlee live up to the expectations it has managed to build around it? Read on to find..

What is it about?

Love is depicted in almost all movies that release throughout the year. But it has been a while since we had a full-blown romantic movie. It was very clear what the movie was about when the caption 'There is life/love after love failure' was seen in the teasers. Raja Rani could also be seen as Atlee's version of Mani Rathnam's classic Mouna Ragam. It is a film that celebrates the universal feeling of love but most importantly it wants to reiterate the fact that instead of being stuck up in the gloom caused by love failure it makes sense to look for brightness which will ultimately emerge if you are willing to wait.



For any romantic movie to click, the lead pair become critically important. This movie actually has two pairs and three stories in between them. Arya looks dashing and his female fans are sure to have a field day when they watch him on screen. He seems to have no qualms about sharing screen space with others and Raja Rani is the latest addition to the multistarrers that he has been a part of. Nayanthara has probably chosen the best movie for a comeback and has done really well. Her acting in the emotional sequences deserves mention. You realize that it does make a lot of difference when the actress actually understands the native language of the film.

Jai as the naive and gullible youngster is an absolute delight. The young actor shines throughout the first half in a role that shares a few similarities to the one he played in Engeyum Eppodhum. Nazriya Nazim the latest heartthrob in town is adequate. Sathyaraj as the uber cool father of Nayanthara is a revelation. He played the heroine's father in Nanban and more recently in Varuthapadatha Vaalibar Sangam. But Raja Rani is another facet of this multidimensional actor and you cannot help but marvel at the man's versatility. Santhanam is his usual self and Sathyan too makes his presence felt.

Music and Camera:

BGM is so crucial in a film that deals with the intricacies of relationships and G.V.Prakash has done complete justice to the job at hand. There are a few really impactful scenes and GVP's score does stir up your emotions. The songs are trendy and so is the picturisation. The film has a glossy look to it thanks to debutant George. C. Williams. The talks that he has been roped in as the cameraman for the A.R.Murugadoss-Vijay project is a sure sign that he is someone to watch out for in the future.


Atlee has certainly made a confident debut and the film works really well in many fronts. To make the audience laugh and feel emotional alternatively between the scenes is quite a task and this debutant seems to have done exactly that. Opposites attract is an age old theory and that is precisely the reason that the Jai - Nayanthara track works so well in the film. The Arya-Nazriya track does pale in comparison and a stronger emotional connect with this pair from the audience would have definitely raised Raja Rani a few notches higher.

The obsession with alcohol continues in this film too. The statutory warning is almost permanently displayed at the bottom of the screen. Referring to stout and dark people as chimpanzees is not humour and hope filmmakers realize that they should have a sense of social responsibility.


Raja Rani is a breezy film that strikes the right chord at many a place. 




Raja Rani - Return Of Romance

Atlee has certainly made a confident debut and the film works really well in many fronts. To make the audience laugh and feel emotional alternatively between the scenes is quite a task and this debutant seems to have done exactly that.

by - MovieCrow

Rating Full Review

Raja Rani is packed with emotional moments, romantic scenes and comic sequences.

Atlee Kumar's screenplay is good. Though the director looses the grip at some parts, audience will not bother as the story has something to offer.The best thing Atlee has done is that he has tried to convey a good message to the young generation. He attempts to tell that there is a life after a love failure

by - One India


RajaRani - The Kings and Queens do entertain

One look at the movie and there might be suspicions of Atlee as a debutant, he gives away a clean family entertainer with no hoopla's.

by - IndiaGlitz.com


Raja Rani spells classy romance.

Atlee has ably handled a pure romantic film with so many seasoned actors on board and joins the list of promising directors to have made their debut this year.

by - Behindwoods.com


Raja Rani is Refreshing

Director Atlee has addressed this very contemporary issue in a very simple and refreshing manner without any undue fuss or theatrics.

by - Rediff.com


Raja Rani is a film with many merits, but alas it fails to hold it all together

Debutant director Atlee`s highly hyped Raja Rani starts off promisingly and keeps us engaged in the first half. But post-interval it loses steam, and turns out to be a cheesy, emotionally manipulative drama with a predictable long drawn out climax that goes on and on for 35 minutes

by - Sify.com


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