the title Rhythm, suggest a kind of musical
entertainer, none of the characters really have
anything to do with music. Nor does the story. So one
might wonder why the name for a subject like this?
You shall never know in the name of entertainment.
Rhythm is a rather
matured love story, from director Vasanth, between
two lonely hearts, a widow and a widower.
(Arjun) is a press-photographer who loses his wife
(Jothika) in a train accident. He lives through the
trauma. On the other hand, you also have Chitra
who too lost her husband (played by Ramesh Arvind)
and now lives with her adopted son.
Karthik and Chitra meets each other on a train and
coming to know that she is a Tamilian, Karthik tries
to befriend her. Though she ignores him and gives the
brush off , they eventually do become friends after
Karthik helps her retrieve her robbed purse.
before, you know it, these two characters simply
keeps bumping into each other every now and then. And
they become friends and get to learn more about each
other. Gradually, they also realise that both their
partners had died in the same train accident and this
acts as a bonding factor.
they began to get more closer and spend more time
with each other. Chitra's adopted son also takes a
special liking towards Karthik. This makes Karthik's
father suggest his son to marry his new found friend
Chitra. However Chitra is forced to turn it down as
she still hasn't got over her husband's death.
eventually just when Chitra seemed like going for a
'yes' to Karthik's proposal, her Brahmin
mother-in-law, comes into the picture and request her
to come back to the lonely old lady. Chitra,
strangely without any protest decides to go with her
mother-in-law who had earlier thrown her son out of
the house for marrying Chitra.
Karthik turns out to be impossible to forget, for
both Chitra and her son.
rest can be summed up in a clichéd climax scene
where both the lovers are united happily.
The movie is rather a
pleasant watch, but only if the director had taken
pains to ensure a brisker screenplay, the movie could
have been a better fare.
with certain shades of the Tom Cruise flick- Jerry
it still ends up a worthwile watch.
wise, Arjun and Meena does not disappoint in their
respective roles. Arjun, here, shereds his macho
image for something softer and he comes on top. This
would certainly stand out as one of his better
movies. Jothika certainly, in her short cameo, turns
out to be the crowdpuller. But if the acting laurels
goes to anyone, it has to be the boy who plays
Chitra's son. He is a treat to watch and undoubtedly,
a talent to watch out for in the coming years.
visuals of the songs are a major disappointment.
A.R. Rahmans's scintillating music is
supposedly the movie's strong points, it has
been terribly let down by the picturization and the
choreography of the songs, barring of course Nadhi
Nadhiye and Kaatre.