The fact that Kumari 21F has been Written and produced by Sukumar – who has previously helmed films like Arya and 1: Nenokkadine – increases your expectations. The film directed by Palnati Surya Pratap, fails to reach the standards of Sukumar’s previously written stories.
Kumari 21F begins with a story that does not seem to perfectly match the story you are shown in the second half. The film moves at a sluggish pace and is dragged on unneccessarily. It’s only towards the end of the second half do the viewers get anything interesting to watch.
The story begins with a scene where the hero is dragged to the police station to be questioned about his friends who have been missing. The film revolves around Siddu (Raj Tharun) who is a chef, waiting for his visa to fly abroad. He lives with his single mother (Hema) and spends most of his time with his friends who happen to be robbers. Tharun happens to fall in love with a model Kumari (Heebah Patel) who confesses to him the moment she meets him, that it was love at first sight. Siddu is convinced by his friends that she is not the right girl for him and has allegedly had a bad past in Mumbai. How he manages to looks past her history and pursue his love for her, makes for the rest of the story. After back-to-back hits, Sukumar’s writing fails to meet expectations.
The background score is catchy but the rest of the numbers fail to impress.
Raj Tharun does complete justice to his character while Hebah Patel has a lot to learn. Noel, who is seen as one of the three friends, can be appreciated for his acting.
The adult rating for the film is justifiable for a few scenes in the film aren’t meant for children. The romance between the two protagonists is exaggerated and puts one off. Though the basic theme is enticing, the story-telling fails to impress. . Raj Tharun’s performance and the climax, which is gripping, are probably the only things that could drive you to the theaters.