Lilly Rani Movie Rating: 2/5
A sex worker sets out on a journey to find the father of her child, who is suffering from rare medical condition.
Lilly Rani Movie Review: Some films have scope to create engaging conflicts, but collapse on their own due to inconsistent writing and filmmaking. Lilly Rani is one such film. Its story revolves around life of a sex worker who goes in search of a man to save her child suffering from a rare medical condition. While the film starts off well, it ends miserably with a quirky twist that doesn’t work.
Rani (Chaya Singh), a sex worker, discovers that her child is suffering from bone marrow cancer and sets out to find the father of her child. Rani is brave enough to approach two men who she thinks might be the reason for her pregnancy. One is Sambavamoorthi (Thambi Ramaiah), an aged policeman who is on the verge of retirement, and another is the son of influential politician, Minister Arputham (Jayaprakash) who will do anything to save his image. Will Rani be able to convince the real father and save her child on time?
Lilly Rani’s concept is quite interesting on paper due to the complexities that make up the life of a sex worker. However, the making, the treatment and other conflict points go for a toss as the film progresses. What’s unbearable is the technical aspect of the film, which makes it a painful watch for the viewers. The audio levels are so bad that one doesn’t even get to hear the dialogues properly.
Director Vishnu Ramakrishnan’s idea to start this film as an emotional drama and to end it as a quirky thriller is laudable. But the writing isn’t organic and does nothing to keep us engrossed.
Both Thambi Ramaiah and Chaya Singh (except for her dubbing) have performed well and their combination scenes work to some extent. Jayaprakash appears only in the climax and his character doesn’t have much scope to perform.