Timing is important for comedy, and Valeba Raja, which was launched with the cast of Kanna Laddu Thinna Aasaiya immediately after the success of that film, has been rather unfortunate on even with respect to its release. This much-delayed film has finally hit screens this week but the humour feels dated today. And even if we can offer such an excuse for its datedness, there can be no excuse for the sub-par writing. Even Santhanam isn't the comic force that he was in 2013.
The actor plays Dr Valeba Raja (Santhanam), a sought-after psychiatrist, who chooses Karthik (Sethu), a young man who has... read the rest.