Prescribed for all
Dharmadurai (Vijay Sethupathi) is an alcoholic doctor who is being viewed as burden by his brothers. His only solace is his mother Pandiammal (Radhika Sarath Kumar), who supports him from her heart.
As his brothers plan a murderous attack on him, Pandiammal makes Dharmadurai flee home with a bag full of money (but he doesn’t know the bag is loaded with lakhs of currency notes). Dharmadurai goes straight to a medical college in Madurai.
There, he meets his friends Stella (Srushti Dange) and Subhashini (Tamannah). He also has a flashback in which his love episode with Anbuselvi (Aishwarya Rajesh) is revealed. In fact, his brothers play spoilsport in his love and it makes Dharmadurai alcoholic.
Dharmadurai is yet another film which brings out the rock solid actor in Vijay Sethupathi. The actor is terrific and emotes in such a brilliant manner. Tamannah,who has dubbed for herself, delivers a good performance.
Srushi Dange is okay, while another star performer is Aishwarya Rajesh. Though her duration is less, she delivers goods. Radhika and others fit well to their respective characters.
Director Seenu Ramasamy has conceived a good story and made a decent film which can be watched by the whole family. But he fails to hold the interest of the audience in some places, especially the college portions.
Also, the story wanders here and there at places. Music by Yuvan Shankar Raja, especially the background score, is one of the strengths of Dharmadurai. So is Sukumar’s cinematography. Dharmadurai is a feel good rural film which can surely be watched once.
Verdict: Above Average
Director: Seenu Ramasamy
Music: Yuvan Shankar Raja
Cast: Vijay Sethupathi, Tamannaah, Aishwarya Rajesh, Srushti Dange, Raadhika Sarathkumar, Ganja Karuppu, Soundararaja, Aruldas, Madhuvanti Arun, Vishalini, Rajesh, R. K. Suresh
Pro: Nikhil Murugan