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Madhavan's Rendu is too dumb to watch

TSV Hari | November 27, 2006 15:49 IST

Three murders, one flashback, enough fisticuffs to give audiences sore knuckles, wholesale mayhem, two skimpily clad women gyrating to ear-splitting noise trying to pass for music, and a climax that is a cross between Terminator II and Titanic inside what seems like a factory full of pipes and short circuits... that bizarre summary pretty much does justice to Rendu starring Madhavan, Vadivelu, Reema Sen, Anushka, Manivannan and Bhagyaraj.

Produced by Khushboo and directed by her husband Sundar C, Rendu is all about a blind man out on a get-even binge played by Madhavan, who leaves enough props for a bumbling detective (Bhagyaraj) to trace the wrong man, also played by Madhavan.

The first half is all slapstick comedy being generated by Vadivelu (who triggers wolf whistles in the cinema hall in appreciation) as a magician who has forgotten his spells but has enough spunk in him to two-time an three-wheeler owner repeatedly to pay his debts.

The front-benchers are kept happy thanks to Sen who lipsyncs (and sometimes, forgets to) badly written lyrics tuned into Imman's cacophony. She plays a trickster with a heart of gold, who manages to take the gullible, ogling public for a ride by playing -- no, I'm not kidding -- a mermaid!

As if all this confusion wasn't enough, a murderer (incidentally a soft touch for damsels in distress) keeps announcing his next victim with a calling card.

Manivannan as a loan shark with a soft head, and a bespectacled Bhagyaraj with an ill-fitting wig ,manage to somehow figure in the whole set up while doing precious little.

Many movie buffs in the audience simply walked out of the cinema hall even before the climax, second guessing the end.

The 'super villain' (Hari Raj) who is supposed to have gypped a temple and its tenants of property worth about R .500 crores is naive enough to walk into the blind man's trap.

There is enough cleavage in the movie to wonder whether the censor officials did a deal on the sly. But that also happens to be the saving side of the movie for all the crowds coming to movie houses to see just that.

Since most of the stars in the movie seemed to be adlibbing, one wonders what exactly was directed by Sundar C.

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Number of User Comments: 8




Sub: Rendu is too dumb

I admit exactly to the review posted by the author. I would like to appreciate one line "audience left the cinema halls before the climax.." ...


Posted by Chennai Spy





Sub: Incomplete review

The movie is not that bad as depicted in the review. You can watch it one time. The screenplay is good. Though the story sounds ...


Posted by Srikanth





Sub: This review is ridiculous

I have seen the movie its not that bad as mentioned in this review.Its an average movie.Full entertainment n masala movie can be watched one ...


Posted by Chitra





Sub: waste review

the review is foolish. the movie is watchable. most part of the movie are so good. the writer should stop writing the review hereafter. check ...


Posted by krish





Sub: rendu deserves more

the review is atrocious.. every line u have reviewed about it is a negative point. this s not how to comment on a film. rendu ...


Posted by priya




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