Ka Pae Ranasigngam Film directed by PK Virumandi and now streaming on Zee5 as pay-per-view for Rs 199, is thankfully not in that category. If Roja in the 1992 Mani Ratnam film took on the state to bring her husband back alive, Ariyanachi (Aishwarya Rajesh) in Ka Pae Ranasingam fights for her husband’s dead body to be brought back from the UAE.
When Vijay Sethupathi’s Seethakaathi was released, the actor promised that he would have a screen time of just 25 minutes, but his presence would be felt throughout the show. Obviously the film flunked and this would have prompted producers at KJR Studios to make sure that he makes an extended cameo in Ka Pae Ranasingam. So, there are four comedy dialogues, 2 songs and 2 fight sequences as producers would have thought that it would commercial value to the film. In fact, this turns out to be the hampering impact on the film.
P.S. Yes, you’ll come across few groups hailing this film as a mammoth masterpiece that speaks about the realistic in a hard-hitting manner. You might have even come across the testimonials of many saying that they had their eyes moistened. It’s true, switch on a YouTube video on Live funeral and you can try too. We aren’t trying to offend this movie, but then, it’s a honest feeling you will experience while watching it… The script written based on a true story is really amazing. After watching this movie, one might even rethink about going to abroad for red collar jobs. Out of 3 hours, 2 hours are engaging, especially the final one is gripping, though few scenes are unbelievable.
When it comes to performance, Aishwarya Rajesh has given her best into the role and there are many instances, where her acting gets instant appreciation. Vijay Sethupathi is just a cameo and we don’t have much to speak about his prominence. Musical score by Ghibran is appreciable and cinematography is good.
As on whole, the film’s central theme deserves tons of appreciations, but the narrative part with 3 hours long duration tests your patience.