Critic Rating: 3.5 / 5
Prabhu Govind (Harish Kalyan) is a happy-go-lucky youth whose world revolves around football, his mother and grandmother. He hails from a rich family.
A vegetarian, he leads a happy and healthy life without any bad habits. There is Dr Kannadasan (Vivekh), a fertility expert, who runs a clinic and sperm bank.
Kannadasan is on the lookout for a healthy sperm donor and he comes across Prabhu. Though Prabhu rejects the idea initially, he accepts to become sperm donor after realising the difficulties of childless couples.
Meanwhile, Prabhu falls for Nidhi Mandanna (Tanya Hope), who is from a totally different backdrop. At a time when he gets ready to settle in life with her, she comes to know the truth about him.
Dharala Prabhu is a well-made remake of Hindi hit Vicky Donor. Understanding the sensibilities of Tamil audience, director Krishna Marimuthu has made interesting changes to the script, without diluting the basic idea.
Harish Kalyan has improved a lot when compared to his earlier ventures and he surprises us by delivering a convincing performance in even emotional scenes.
But the scene stealer is Vivekh, who has sort of made a comeback with this film. His comical performance, especially his one-liners, bring the roof down in cinema halls. Tanya Hope fits well in her role.
There are eight music composers, which is an interesting aspect of the film. Selvakumar’s cinematography is cool and rich. Barring the second half which is bit slow with many sub-plots, Dharala Prabhu is an enjoyable entertainer.
Dharala Prabhu: Comedy donor