Direction: Asif Kuraishi
Prabhu, Priyanka, Kovai Sarala
Utharavu Maharaja is a film is about Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) patient. A major portion of the film revolves around the efforts of an obsessive-compulsive-disorder person to push the DID patient into a dangerous schizophrenic state.
Ravi is a Dhobi’s son. He suffers from dissociative identity disorder, after an incident in his childhood. He finds himself missing from home for a month, after waking up at night. He hears a command inside, which directs him to do things, which he not even knows. Years roll on and Ravi is now a youngster. He gets stuck in a huge controversy that he had looted Rs 400 crore from a businessman, but not in his original name. Later, Dr Arun Bose comes in to solve the issue.
Udhaya had exposed all his acting skills and tried a lot to compete with Prabhu, who has always been perfect in emoting.
The film finally picks up some momentum after Prabhu’s entry as Doctor Arun Bose in the second half. He elevates the weakly-written scenes with his subtle emotions and screen presence. Getting to see him perform stunt sequences and stylish slo-mo walks in a comparatively young role is indeed a delight.
The debutant director Asif has tried his level best to make his debut a remarkable one. The script is interesting, bfaut when it is narrated, it loses its grip.
If you are a person who is interested in a different genre, then you could try Utharavu Maharaja.