Venkat (Gautham Karthik) and his family, who are from Indian origin and settled in Burma, come back to Chennai in search of better livelihood.
Venkat works for a gold businessman Gunaseelan (Siddique). One day, Venkat saves the life of Gunaseelan from business rivals and realises that his boss is involved in gold smuggling.
Since the young man wants to become rich, he too steps into gold smuggling and makes fortunes. But soon, he and his friends realise that the police are after them.
Hence, they decide to wind up illegal things after doing one last smuggling, this time in a big way. When everything goes smooth, they lose the huge money they earned. What happened? Who is behind this?
Rangoon, directed by debutant Rajkumar Periyasamy, is the best film in Gautham Karthik’s career thus far. While the director has done enough research to get things right, the actor too has made sincere attempts to deliver authentic performance.
The film throws light on the illegal businesses that take place in the city and Rajkumar Periyasamy and his team need to be appreciated for their efforts.
The first half is terrific and draws us into the story, while the second half loses steam. But the climax is strong and a solid message is delivered to the audience. Newcome Sana is bright and beautiful, while Siddique is brilliant.
RH Vikram and Vishal Chandrasekar have delivered goods in terms of music. Anish Tharun Kumar’s camera is one of the strengths of the film.
Rajkumar Periyasamy makes a solid debut with Rangoon. And it is an important film in Gautham Karthik’s career too.
Rating: 3 out of 5