Dharma Durai is a decent feel good drama. It's definitely not a path breaking film in Kollywood but has its moments , thanks to Vijay Sethupathi's towering performance and strong female characters including Raadhika, Tamannaah Bhatia and Aishwarya Rajesh.
Vijay Sethupathi's biggest plus is acting prowess that he fits into any character but he must also concentrate on his physical transformation,especially the actor couldn't justify the college student with his bulked look. The actor however compensates his limitation with his amazing performance as an alcohol addict and how he comes out of it with the help of strong women.
Other than Vijay Sethupathi, Aishwarya Rajesh's emotional performance as a poor village girl, Raadhika's innocent yet caring village mother and bold yet independent Tamannaah are perfectly written that we are able to relate with them.
For a rural based film, Dharma Durai also shines in technical department. Especially Yuvan Shankar Raja's haunting scores and Sukumar's visual quality too gels well with the movie.
But the film's biggest drawback is Vijay Sethupathi's college portions, which affects the charming flow of the movie and only reduces the tempo,which could have been written with perfection.
The final word is you can watch Dharma Durai once for the theme and amazing performances, you will not be disappointed!