Seemaraja Review: A typical Sivakarthikeyan style entertainer
After the success of Varuthapadatha Vaalibar Sangam and Rajini Murugan, Sivakarthikeyan and director Ponram are back with another rural based entertainer, Seemaraja. So is it a hat-trick of hits for the combo? Read to know more.
Seemaraja is a typical Sivakarthikeyan style film with every single commercial ingredient that a commoner expects to watch in his film. There is comedy, action, sentiments and colorful dance numbers. But are they in the recent proportions is the question.
The plot kicks off by showing the rivalry between two villages – Singampatty and Puliyampatty. Singampatty’s Seemaraja is the only heir of the royal family. Puiyampatty’s Karikkada Kannan and his wife have a long standing enmity with the royal family. This rivalry between the two families affect the villagers. What happens when Seemaraja falls in love with Kannan’s daughter and how the former manages to overcomes all these problems forms the rest of the plot.
Sivakarthikeyan as Seemaraja does whatever a typical Tamil cinema hero can. He gets a mass intro fight scene which is then followed by the customary hero-glorification song. He falls in love with a girl at first sight and then immediately comes another song. He then tries all possible ways to ‘win’ over her, which includes a few more songs.
Meanwhile, Seemaraja continues to fight for his village and the farmers. After his father’s death, he is crowned as the king. From his grandfather, he comes to know about the rich history of his royal family and how his ancestors protected their kingdom from foreign invaders. A ‘Baahubali’ like track comes out of nowhere. The relevance of this episode is questionable. But as they say, all’s well that ends well. Somehow, the plot is dragged down to a godown fight where the hero eventually wins.
For a change, Samantha, as the female lead, gets something to perform. The actress had trained in Tamil Nadu’s traditional martial arts form Silambam and those portions have come out well. Soori as the sidekick is a huge let down with his bland and repeated comedy numbers. Lal and Simran play the antagonists in the movie. All they had to do was to put up a brooding face, shout loudly and act negative.
Seemaraja is a film that doesn’t offer anything new but a commoner might still find it entertaining. It is expected to click among the rural masses of Tamil Nadu.