Akash (Raghavan) and Shivani (Nainika), who are schoolmates, are opposite poles. While the former is calm and composed, the latter is aggressive and impatient.
On the other hand, their single parents have a contrasting nature. While Akash’s father Bhaskar (Arvind Swami), an entrepreneur, is known for his angry fights, Shivani’s mother Anu (Amala Paul) is a matured and cool woman.
The common feature in them is- Bhaskar is a widower, Anu is a widow. Now Akash and Shivani decide to bring their single parents together so that all of them can live as one family.
The rest is all about whether the kids succeed in their mission or not and can people with contrasting attitudes live happily under one roof. In the meantime, there is a crime angle too.
A remake of Malayalam blockbuster Bhaskar The Rascal (which had Mammotty and Nayanthara in the lead roles), Bhaskar Oru Rascal has lived true to the original.
With both being directed by Siddique, the maker of Friends and Kaavalan has recreated the magic to a large extent. Especially, comedy scenes deserve a mention.
Arvind Swami is a big pillar of support to the movie. His style, swag and mannerisms are still fresh, even almost three decades after Roja. Amala Paul is beautiful and has delivered a decent performance.
The young stars Nainika and Raghavan are a delight to watch. The likes of Soori, Robo Shankar and Ramesh Khanna manage to tickle our funny bone.
Vijay Ulaganath’s cinematography is colourful, while music by Amresh Ganesh is adequate. On the flipside, there could have been more raciness especially in the second half. Bhaskar Oru Rascal is a family entertainer this summer.
Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Bhaskar Oru Rascal – Family First
Produced by: M. Harshini
Music: Amresh Ganesh