Prince Movie Review: Sivakarthikeyan and Anudeep’s madcap flick offers sporadic laughs

Prince, from director Anudeep, is a ridiculous comedy that thrives on absurdity. Our review states that the slapstick comedy succeeded in some instances but failed in others.

Author: Janani K Sivakarthikeyan began his career as a stand-up comic and became well-known for his clever one-liners. Today, he is a bankable celebrity in the Tamil cinema business with a number of blockbuster movies to his credit. You anticipate on-screen explosions when a star like Sivakarthikeyen teams up with slapstick-loving Telugu director Anudeep. Did Prince, their movie, provide that?

Due to a “mistake,” Anbu (Sivakarthikeyan) is being shunned by the community. In agreement with the locals, his father Ulaganathan (Sathyaraj) prepares to renounce his son. Now the flashback will begin. Anbu, a teacher who is erratic, attends school on a regular basis thanks to Jessica, a British woman (Maria Ryaboshapka). She starts working there as a teacher. He gradually develops feelings for her. He expects his father to approve of their marriage, but he declines for a good reason. In the struggle for independence against the British, Ulaganathan’s father was killed. The plot revolves around Anbu’s attempts to persuade his father and father-in-law.

Anudeep’s slapstick humour is his strongest suit. He has built his silly-based comedic style with the movies he has directed. Prince is also not an exception. The movie sets up various ridiculous situations and tries to make humour out of them. Imagine a whole comedy segment devoted to Jessica, the lead character, asking for a “bottle guard.”

However, Prince only occasionally laughs. This outrageous movie occasionally gets you laugh out loud, but it also frequently fails to deliver. Not every joke or one-liner worked. Prince’s opening act used a lot of the audience’s attention span to get going. One can pick specific scenes from the movie where the humour worked. You can see Sivakarthikeyan in full force in all scenes, including the one in the Anandraj police station and the climactic one about humanity. Even Sathyaraj, who plays the eccentric father, is amazing. It’s funny to see their combined moments, especially the one where he’s asked what Gummuratappura means.

Prince is a movie that is aware of itself. Both the director and the actors make supportive fun of themselves and their past productions. However, the main issue with Prince is that there are times when the humour falls flat.


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