‘Ispade Rajavum Idhaya Raniyum’ Movie Review!

‘Ispade Rajavum Idhaya Raniyum’ is painful but practical about ‘love’!

Reviews 15-Mar-2019 1:41 PM IST Top 10 Comments

Direction: Ranjit Jeyakodi

Production: Madhav Media

Cast: Harish Kalyan, Shilpa Manjunath, Ma Ka Pa Anand & Bala Saravanan

Music: Sam C S

Cinematography: A.Kavin Raj

Editor: Bavan Sreekumar

After ‘Puriyatha Puthir’, Ranjit Jeyakodi’s directorial ‘Ispade Rajavum Idhaya Raniyum’ involving the chocolate boy Harish Kalyan and ‘Kaali’ girl Shilpa Manjunath has been much expected since the spicy romantic poster from this film a while before the release. However 2 songs have been viral indulging romantic cuddling nerves of youngsters, will ‘Ispade Rajavum Idhaya Raniyum’ be like Harish Kalyan’s ‘Pyaar Prema Kaadhal’ or will be in Ranjit Jeyakodi’s style?


Gautham (Harish Kalyan) is a short tempered freaky guy who has a very better experience in his life because of his broken family in which he has only his dad who seems to be supportive whatever he messes with due to pressure and understands his hatred on his mom for leaving him and living her dreams along with her love affair. He remains to be the harsh boxer and a rigid racer roaming along with 2 of his friends. In one instance he gets to know Tara (Shilpa Manjunath) through a small dispute, who belongs to a wealthy family and is also getting ready for a marriage engagement with a well groomed and settled family friend with no interest. Tara understands Gautham’s wanting for love and his uncontrollable thirst for affection such that she eventually falls in love with him. Been cuddling and hanging around for a while, Tara gets pressure from home for marriage whereas Gautham gets annoyed with Tara’s situation to be a clue for break up? What happens next? Will they breakup or will they be matured enough to understand what is ‘love’? Will Gautham understand love is all about understanding and trust? Will Tara come back for Gautham and bear his freaking out? The breezy travel will reveal what is love and how it has to be in the end of ‘Ispade Rajavum Idhaya Raniyum’!


Usually like it was in ‘Puriyatha Puthir’, Ranjit Jeyakodi’s ‘Ispade Rajavum Idhaya Raniyum’ has been worked out well with the screenplay whereas it seemed little lengthy in the execution of the love intimacy and climax. However background music sounded interested throughout, Sam C S’s songs were quite descent throughout the film. Portraying the characterizations of a couple who are with two different extremes in their lifestyle, routines and also in attitude, the film had good visuals with the cinematography of A.Kavin Raj effectively. Besides them, comedy portions, some logic mistakes with junior artists’ costumes (hitting with glass container scene) and some of the songs seemed to be the abrupt fillers which were the only minuses in the film.


Compared to ‘Pyaar Prema Kaadhal’, Harish seems to have improvised in his performance up to a different top mark through ‘Gautham’ character in this romantic film. Showing a contrast through the character he has played, Harish has actually supported to Shilpa Manjunath in delivering the body language as his ‘lover girl’. Apart from that, ‘Kaali girl’ has done her best in this film trying to fit as Harish’s pair. Portions in which Ma Ka Pa Anand and Bala Saravanan seemed as fillers in the beginning, the comedy portions seemed little weak at some sequences. Other actors like Ponvannan, Suresh and many others have performed well for the characterizations they have owed. Last but not the least the cameo of Ranjit Jeyakodi who has been like a mad person and helping Harish to imagine with hallucinations has also done well in performance.

What works?

1) Characterizations of Harish Kalyan & Shilpa Manjunath

2) Dialogues

3) Background music and Cinematography

What doesn’t work?

1) Lengthy screenplay

2) Not so funny comedy portions

3) Editing

On the whole, ‘Ispade Rajavum Idhaya Raniyum’ is a practical portrayal which any couple will face in a serious relationship as a test if they can stand strong and matured enough together to know the reality of life and love without ‘Ego’!


‘Ispade Rajavum Idhaya Raniyum’ is painful but practical about ‘love’!

Ratings: 4.5/10

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