Rekka Review (2016)
There is no doubt that Vijay Sethupathi is having a dream run at the box-office with six back-to-back releases this year. The latest one Rekka is an action potboiler. The good samaritan and an advocate by profession, Shiva (Sethupathi) often help young women to escape forced marriages. But one of them David (Harish Utaman) seeks revenge. Shiva is now forced by David’s henchmen to kidnap Anjali (Lakshmi Menon), daughter of an influential Madurai politician. What happens next forms the crux of the story.
Vijay Sethupathi is the main saving grace for the film, he has a tremendous screen presence which was carried off well throughout the film.
The chemistry between Sethupathi and Lakshmi Menon is good while Kabir Dulhan Singh plays another baddie. Both of them has done their parts well.
D Imman’s songs have worked out well and are rightly complimented by Dinesh Kannan’s visuals and Praveen’s cuts.
The director has brought out the emotions in a perfect manner, though the film reminds us of Vijay’s Ghilli
Rathna Siva’s script and screenplay is the main culprit here, it could have been done better.
It is little disappointing to see a potential actor like Vijay Sethupathi getting vanished in a commercial potboiler.
Verdict: Watch it for Vijay Sethupathi