So much has been told about the lives of Tamil Nadu rural villages in the past years in Tamil cinema industry. The cult classic Subramanipuram started the trend and the trend seems to be never ending. Umpteen numbers of movies have been released in the same genre of romance and violence in rural backgrounds and Rummy is the recent one. Rummy plays the same trick of rural romance and the mix of violence but with a mild dose of comedy. The bottom line, however, is that Rummy misses the tricks of success.
Joseph (Vijay Sethupathy) and Shakthi (Inigo Prabhakaran) are classmates and stay in same room during their college days. Meenakshi (Gayathri) joins the same college and the circumstances allow Shakthi to fall in love with Meenakshi. In the meanwhile, Joseph has a separate love story with another girl. What links the two love stories? How backward social practices come as hurdles to these love stories? What happen to the two couples at the end? Rummy has the answers.
Director K Balakrishnan’s Rummy travels the already travelled path when it comes to narration and characterization. There are no surprises in the screenplay and one can easily predict what is going to happen in the end given the way the movie unfolds. Although the director has made the movie in a decent way without too much emphasis on anything, the plain old characterization and no-surprise elements of the plot make the audiences feel bored as the movie reaches an end.
The first half of the movie has mild comedy with the help of actor Soori but the second half becomes quite serious. The tragic end of the movie might disappoint audiences who always expect a happy ending.