Raatchasi: Tough syllabus
Rating: 3 out of 5
Geetha Rani (Jyothika) gets appointed as the headmistress of an indisciplined school in a village in Tamil Nadu. She is strict, straight forward and has many progressive plans for the development of the institution.
This earns her the sobriquet ‘Raatchasi’ and she is feared by other staff members and students. Ramalingam (Hareesh Peradi), who runs a private school in the locality and the local MLA get irked by the sudden ways of Geetha.
Even as her opponents hatch plans to bring Geetha down, she goes ahead with reforming the school and improving the students in all possible ways. She also earns the admiration of students and parents. Who emerges winner at the end?
Directed by Gauthamraj SY, Raatchasi is a film that is loaded with lessons for the audience from the beginning till end. The film is too preachy that the other elements take a backseat.
Jyothika is solid in her role as Geetha Rani, a result oriented teacher who is ready to walk that extra mile to bring changes. Poornima Bhagyaraj makes a welcome comeback in Tamil cinema.
Hareesh Peradi’s weak characterisation doesn’t make any big impact. Certain scenes involving Jyothika reminds us of a mass hero and they don’t gel well with the story.
Though the basic idea is good, strong screenplay and characters would have made Raatchasi an interesting and impressive fare. If you are a fan of Samuthirakani brand of movies, Raatchasi is here for you.