Reviewer's Summary - Above Average
Year: November 2006
Actors: Madhavan, Reema Sen, Anushka, Manivannan, Bhagyaraj, Vadivel, Santhanam
Director: Sundar C
Producer: Kushboo and Oscar Films
Released on Thanksgiving Day in the U.S., Rendu provides welcome relief from the endless run of odious Tamil movies.
What sets Rendu apart is Madhavan's fine performance in a double role, passable songs and an above average story.
Madhavan is a fine actor, better in fact than the younger crop of Surya, Vijay, Vishal, Arjun, Ajith etc. We liked Madhavan
in Kannathil Muthamittal, Minnale and Rang De Basanti. And we liked his performance in Rendu a lot.
Madhavan has a broader repertoire than most of his younger peers - he does a good job in love scenes as well as action scenes.
Reema Sen and Anushka Shetty play the female leads opposite Madhavan, albeit with limited roles. While Reema and Anushka are
both effective in their roles, we found Anushka (a Bangalore gal) a tad sexier. Anushka is a better actress too.
Sakthi (Madhavan) comes from the village to the city in a search of a job. In the city, he shacks up with his uncle Karikalan
(Vadivelu), who is trying hard to eke out a living - with little success - as a magician. No sooner is Sakthi in the city,
than he bumps into Velli (Reema Sen).
Although sparks fly quickly because Velli mistakes him to be a rogue, the two are soon in love.
On a parallel track, a senior police officer (Bhagyaraj) and his colleagues are confounded by some brutal murders. The
murderer also has the strange habit of announcing the date of his next killing.
An eyewitness identifies Sakthi as the murderer and he is arrested. However, Sakthi has nothing to do with the murder.
If Sakthi has nothing to do with the murder why is he in police custody and why has a honest eyewitness fingered him as the
Well, director Sundar has now set the stage for introducing Madhavan's second character Kannan and his story in flashback.
Rendu's music does not rise to extraordinary heights but does not let you down either.
Mobila Mobila, Nee En Thozhiya and Yaro Yevalo are passable songs set to fine tunes.
Comedy comes in the form of Vadivelu and is horribly crude - and risque - most of the time. But enjoyable nevertheless, most of the time.- Copyright SearchIndia.com.