Dhoni (2012)

Director: Prakash Raj
Casts: Prakash Raj
Music: Ilayaraja
Language: Tamil
Genre: Drama

Dhoni is the directorial debut of a fine actor, Prakash Raj and eventually he excels giving a well thought noble film. The main objective of the film is very clear from the start and Prakash Raj weaves it with interesting line up of characters. 

Dhoni has a good message for the academically demanding education system. It never gets deviated from the focus of the film which is rare to see these days. Prakash Raj carries the film with his great acting skills. 


However the downside of the film is the generic second half. It eventually becomes very cliché towards the end. After you have watched the film, you might feel like Prakash Raj have been trapped in time, thanks to the melodramatic climax.


Technically the film doe not offer much too. K.V. Guhan's smooth cinematography gives a feel good factor to the film. Editor Kishore's cuts are sharp and it helps the storytelling to a certain extent. Music by illayaraja is soulful, nostalgic and apt for touching subject like this. 

In overall a pleasant watch and a convivial directorial debut by Prakash Raj. 


Verdict: Dhoni is a decent and novel debut by Prakash Raj. 


Rating: 2.5/5 




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