Richie Movie Review
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If you are a fan of the Premam actor, you will like the movie! If not, you could be disappointed. Yet, Richie is definitely a decent watch – just don’t have huge expectations.
Richie evoked a lot of hype in tamil movie industry mainly because it is Nivin Pauly’s first proper tamil film. After the trailer was released, the hype built up even further.
But has the movie lived up to the expectations? Let’s see.
Richie is a gangster story, narrated in the style of Virumaandi – different perspectives of a story presented in non-linear narration.
The star cast is apt – yet Richie misses a few elements that could have made it a hit.
First, Richie widely differs from the original Kannada movie Ulidavaru Kandanthe. The screenplay is not as tight as the original – and not just that, the characterizations vary a lot too.
Second, Nivin’s dialogue delivery is a big minus – not sure if it is his poor intonation, or his strange tamil accent or because of the pan that occupies his mouth all the time.
Third, the characters don’t bond enough and don’t knit themselves well enough into the story – we get a feeling of loose characters wandering off all the time without making the necessary impact.
Richie is directed by Gautham Ramachandran. The star cast includes Nivin Pauly, Natarajan Subramaniam, Shraddha Srinath, Lakshmi Priyaa Chandramouli, and Prakash Raj among the others.
What is the story of Richie?
Megha (Shraddha Srinath) is a journalist and she takes up to reporting the murders in Manapad village near Thoothukudi to go big in her career.
She travels to the village and her investigation leads her to Richie (Nivin) of whom people have different opinion about.
Richie is portrayed as a rough person who kills for a living. Richie is not so happy about his dad and his friend not being helpful to him during critical times in his life.
Prakash Raj plays Richie’s father and a priest.
We have side-plots that join the main plot – Natty plays the boat mechanic Selva and he has a love story with a fisher-woman Philomena (played by Lakshmi Priya).
Final Verdict – Is Richie convincing?
Not so much! Given the hype and given the perfect Ulidavaru Kandanthe, Richie seemed to have missed the shot.
The movie is certainly a nice try of the remake but fails to live up to the expectations. It also fails to stay tight!
Nivin Pauly has tried his best, but still his performance falls short at many places.
The characterisation also doesn’t fit to reflect nativity.
If you are a fan of the Premam actor, you will like the movie! If not, you could be disappointed.
Yet, Richie is definitely a decent watch – just don’t have huge expectations.