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What will happen if you do ‘Unda Dutku Rendakam’ is the movie online. Kichu (Kunchakko Boban), a jobless wanderer, wants to leave the country with his girlfriend Kalyani (Esha Reppa) and settle down in Norway. Desperate for money to fulfill his dream, the mysterious gang that seeks him gives Dawood (Arvind Samy) a mission to befriend him and restore his memory.
‘Rendagam’ is an action thriller film that tells the story of Kichu, who agrees and starts dating Dawood, whether he has completed the mission given to him correctly and whether Dawood has regained his memory, but also the twists and turns that occur in his life due to that mission.
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Fellini has thought of introducing innovation by showing only the middle part of a film without telling the previous story and the latter story. They have finished ‘Chapter 2’ and given lead to ‘Chapter 1’ and ‘Chapter 3’. This is Malayalam actor Kunjagabopan’s first film in Tamil. With curled hair, a shaped beard, gathering mass in the final scene, and a ‘mangadha’ style in one scene, Wari gets rid of the Malayalam undertones and fits the role of a gangster.
Gray hair, mismatched jippa, innocent face, two Mumbai Dada transformations, Arvind Samy ‘Kolamas’ walking in a Malayalam style dhoti. The strength of the film is that the chemistry of the two great actors gives a seamless on-screen pairing. Esha Reppa, Jackie Shroff, Adukalam Naren have contributed to the story. But Jackie Shroff’s character seems wasted. It could have been written even deeper.
The slow-moving first half of the film passes without much interest or excitement. The scenes of Kunjagobhopan interacting with Aravind Sami are painfully forced. The first half is full of scenes that do not help the story like romantic scenes and songs that accompany it. The post-intermission warm-up film is completely spent on the journey. While some of the scenes are entertaining, the rest of the scenes pass as dialogue.
As the final scene approaches, the film transforms with various twists and turns, enhancing the quality of the film. AH Kashief’s background score for the mass action sequences is brilliant. Creative shots, Goa – Mangalore road trip Gautham Shankar’s camera has played with highway shots and stunts. Editor Appu’s key is to cut the film perfectly without stretching it.
The major weakness of the film is that the screenplay of ‘Rendakum’ passes without any attraction, except for the action scenes and some twist scenes. Apart from the above two, there are no scenes in the film to keep the audience and the director’s suspense of not revealing a lot of things leads to various confusions, so the feeling of watching the complete film is missing! Also the lack of proper justice to the build-ups given in the scenes did not stick with the audience to a large extent.
All in all, the Gunchakko Boban – Arvind Samy ‘partnership’ has attracted. But ‘Rendagam’ would have grabbed the attention of the audience even more had the second half been made clearer by adding some lively, interesting scenes in the first half.