Don Movie Review : A formulaic but entertaining drama –
Don Movie Review:
Given that his strict father (Samuthirakani), or as he describes him,
the "sirappana tharamana villain" in his life wants him to study hard, Chakaravarthi (Sivakarthikeyan), the protagonist of Don,
decides that he'd rather make a name for himself without really studying.
The film is all about whether this young man manages to figure out what he wants to do in life while being in a soul-sucking environmental - an engineering college.
With this Santhosh Subramaniam-meets-Nanban set-up, debutant director Cibi Chakaravarthi makes it possible for him to play to both the younger and older crowd.
He smartly divides the film into two halves - the first-half for the youth, the second-half for the family audience. Yes, we see how calculated this approach is,
Adding to his misfortune is Boominathan (SJ Suryah), a faculty member in the college, who is even more of a disciplinarian than his dad!
which makes Don less of a coming-of-age story and more of a commercial entertainer, but the director manages to succeed.