Cric Rating: 3.5 / 5
Rudhra Prabhakaran (Richard) goes to jail for murdering his own wife Draupathi (Sheela Rajkumar) and her sister in the name of honour killing.
However, within six months, he comes out of prison and moves to Chennai, where he sells tea. But his real motives are something else.
He closely monitors activities at a Registrar’s office in the city and soon tracks two men and bump them off. This send shocks waves.
Even as an undercover police officer is assigned to investigate these murders, an independent journalist, who is making a documentary on Prabhakaran and his wife, finds something fishy. Who is Prabhakaran and what is his real mission?
Draupathi directed by Mohan G of Pazhaya Vannarapettai fame created controversy even before its release, thanks to its trailer that allegedly spoke in support of ‘upper castes’.
But the movie is not provocative at all as feared by some. It sensibly shows the evil intentions of a few who exploit caste tensions and fake marriage certificates to blackmail families of innocent young women.
Richard has finally got his much needed break and delivers a decent performance. Sheela Rajkumar shines bright, while others in the cast present convincing performance.
Things go on top speed in the first half, but they become like docu-drama towards the end. There are also court scenes. But still, Draupathi speaks about reality in a striking manner and can be watched by families which have daughters.
Draupathi: Caste & Crew