Urumi

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Review by : Tamilstar team
Starring
Prithviraj, Prabhu Deva, Genelia, Nithya Menon, Jagathy Sreekumar, Arya, Tabu, Vidya Balan
Direction
Santosh Sivan
Music
Deepak Dev
Production
Prithviraj, Santosh Sivan, Shaji Natesan

Prithviraj conducts a pub.  Prabhudeva comes as his friend.  As debts mount Prithviraj contemplates disposing off his property.  A foreign corporate company comes forward to buy the property.

Prithviraj, who contemplates selling the property due to debts, goes to a place called Kannaadi Kaadu in Kerala.  There, Vidya Balan is running a school for the residents.  She says that if Prithviraj desires to dispose the property, he needs consent of the aborigines there. 

When Prithviraj goes to the aborigines, he comes across Arya, a caveman. The caveman Arya explains to him who his ancestors are.  Also, he explains the heritage of the place.  There begins the story dating back to 15th century.  

Vascodagama, who comes to India to purchase small amount of gram, enslaves the motherland of our people.  In efforts to redeem the land, Prithviraj’s father Arya loses his life.

When Vascodagama is en-route the sea, he kills 400 Muslims who are on journey back from Haj.  A woman, who is one among them, hands over precious jewels to young Prithviraj, asks him to save the land and then she dies. 

Prithviraj, now orphaned, resides in young Prabhudeva’s house.  He melts the jewels and makes a weapon by name ‘Urumi’.  This weapon, called the ‘SuruL VaaL’ in Tamil, is a weapon used by Islam people.  They call the weapon ‘Urumi’.

As time goes by, and as 22 years pass, Prithviraj grows into a knight.  Then, Vascodagama and his son turn dictators in the land of Cheras.  Prithiviraj and Prabhudeva rescue Nithya Menon who is in custody of Vascodagama and his group. 

A king gets into efforts of driving away Vascodagama’s group.  But people among him betray him and prove spies to Vascodagama. 

The king sends Prithviraj to rescue his daughter who is in clutches of Vascodagama’s son.  Also, he sends 5 among his troop with Prithviraj.

Prithviraj and Prabhudeva perform a brave act and imprison Vascodagama’s son.  Those accompanying the both imprison Muslim women among whom Genilia is one.

The king who appreciates Prithviraj’s bravery vests him with position of lieutenant colonel.  Also, he directs Prithviraj to destroy Vascodagama.  In between, love blossoms between Nithya Menon and Prabhudeva.  Also, love blossoms between Prithviraj and Genilia. 

Out of the plot by the king’s son and minister, Vascodagama’s son escapes.  The king is killed.  The climax explains whether Prithviraj and Prabhudeva, who lose their king, drive away Vascodagama’s troop. 

The story is set in the 15th century when they use the sword ‘Urumi’.  Santhosh Sivan’s cinematography is commendable.  Also, his direction is laudable.

Vidya Balan stands out in the group which is constituted of contemporary Prithviraj, Nithya Menon, Prabhudeva and Genilia.

Arya, who plays the lieutenant, has given intimidating performance.  He shines as a brave father for a son. 

Prithviraj of the 15th century is the hero of the movie.  He has given dashing performance as showing out the right build for a knight, a knight well acquainted with practices in war, a son who stands by his father and a knight who saves his motherland. 

Prabhudeva, who comes as his friend, has given impeccable performance sticking to the story.  Both stand out as examples for Hindu-Muslim unity.

Genilia has lived the character and shows out talent in action scenes.  Nithya Menon also has done her role commendably. 

Jagadi Srikumar, who comes as the minister has played the role of a crooked villain impeccably.  Robin plays Vascodagama, but Alex who does his son outshines him in acting.

Cinematography by Santhosh Sivan, music by Deepak Dev and editing by Srigar Prasad are really laudable.  The lyrics by Vairamuthu prove a wholesome feast to audience.

The script by Sasikumaran is really impressive.  The Tamil dialogues throughout the movie are like a sharp-edged knife. 

The exchange of dialogues between Prithviraj and Genilia stand out in the movie, and earns the applause of the audience. 

Also, Prithviraj reveals real love for Genilia during the exchange of the impressive dialogues between the two. 

As the movie dates back to the 15th century, the chaste Tamil dialogues please the audience. 

Accolades should be heaped upon Santhosh Sivan for giving such an impressive period movie. 
 

The movie ‘Urumi’ sure makes the audience freeze in their seats.


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