On April 14, 2023, the same day as Puthandu, the Tamil-language action thriller Rudhran was released in theatres to mixed reviews from reviewers. According to sources, the movie’s OTT rights have already been purchased, and Indian viewers will soon be able to watch it online. Some of the specifics are as follows:
- Rudhran received mediocre reviews from the critics and audience
- The film is directed by S. Kathiresan and written by K. P. Thirumaaran
- Fans in India can soon watch Rudhran on SunNxt
Rudhran: OTT Release Details
SunNxt is where Rudhran fans in India can watch it. Although the creators have officially purchased the digital rights, they have not yet provided a timetable for the OTT release of Rudhran. According to media estimates, SunNxt will probably start streaming the Rudhran in May 2023.
Rudhran: Cast and Crew
Rudhran is directed by S. Kathiresan and written by K. P. Thirumaaran. S. Kathiresan has produced the movie under his banner, Five Star Creations LLP. The film stars Raghava Lawrence, R. Sarathkumar, Priya Bhavani Shankar, and Poornima Bhagyaraj. Cinematography was done by R. D. Rajasekhar, and the editing was done by Anthony. The background score is composed by Sam C. S., while the music is composed by G. V. Prakash Kumar and Dharan Kumar.
Rudhran, an IT specialist in Chennai who falls in love with Ananya, a lab worker, is the focus of the film. After getting hitched, they had a daughter. Devaraj, the owner of a transport company, and Indhrani, Rudhran’s mother, play an important role in his life. Devaraj is defrauded by a friend and borrows money from a moneylender, which results in tragedy and Devaraj’s demise. In order to fix his financial problems, Rudhran travels to London. However, after learning about Indhrani’s passing and Ananya’s abduction, he returns to Chennai. What happens next is when he starts looking into the deaths and learns the gruesome reality. The main plot point of the movie is what Rudhran resolves to do to get retribution.
Rudhran: Pre-release Buzz
Due to development and filming difficulties, the theatrical release of Rudhran was originally scheduled for December 2022 but was then postponed to 2023. A promotional sneak peek and the first look poster for the movie were both unveiled on 23 June 2022 and 29 October 2022, respectively. The movie was finished on March 5, 2022, however there were significant delays brought on by the COVID-19 epidemic. The movie’s official debut was on April 14, 2023. After their initial project, Kanchana, Raghava Lawrence and R. Sarathkumar have worked together on this movie twice. S. Kathiresan, the producer, also makes his directing debut with this movie.
Rudhran: Reviews and IMDb rating
Critics gave Rudhran a variety of ratings. While some reviewers regarded it to be a tedious movie that offered nothing new, others found it to be rather fulfilling and emphasised its scant romance, retaliation, humour, and passion. Some commentators remarked that Lawrence’s actions in Rudhran were identical to those he took on in the well-liked Kanchana series. Some critics also criticised the writing for lacking originality and the boring character sketches. Even if it was relevant, the movie’s climax felt contrived and had little to no impact.
Users on IMDb have given Rudhran a rating of 7.8/10