RJ Balaji's transition from a supporting role to a leading role was an example in itself. He was also responsible for writing the script and directing. He has established himself as an up-and-coming talent with LKG, Mookuthi Amman and Veetla Vishham. Run Run Run is the new project of Arjay Balaji as it is his first action movie.
"Run Baby Run" opens with Sophie (Smruti Venkat) committing suicide, who dies after falling from a tall building. We are then introduced to Satya (RJ Balaji) who works in a bank and wants to marry Isha Talwar. While driving with his fiancée, he discovers that Tara (Aishwarya Rajesh) is hiding in her car.
She then follows him home and forces him to let her in because she's in big trouble. After much deliberation, Sathya lets him in, only to find him dead the next day. While trying to dispose of his remains, he finds himself in a bind. The rest of the movie answers some of the questions about Tara, Satya and Sophie.
Writer-director Jain Krishnakumar had a strong story and built it piece by piece. The film shows us different scenes in the first few minutes, leaving room for many questions. The answers to these questions are given in the context of the story. The first half of the movie is very tense. However, there are times when viewers have to believe in a crazy coincidence. For example, in one scene, Satya Argya Balaji feels that he will be in trouble if he allows Tara to stay at his house. But he decides to go with her anyway and doesn't bother to check if she's leaving. This is justified in the second part, but it is still not convincing.
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The second half of Run Baby Run contains some delightful twists and turns. While some twists work well, others seem unintentionally funny. In some places, the logic deviates and in order to enjoy the film you have to close your eyes to the shortcomings.
It's nice to see Arjay Balaji playing a serious role all the time. Shows a good performance for Satya. He still has a lot of room to grow as an actor in places and can make the whole game more compelling. Tara Aishwarya Rajesh is a headstrong woman and this role is a sweet ride for a performance artist. However, we would like to see her spend more screen time so we can better understand her character. Raj Ayappa and Samruti Venkat gave their best in their roles.
After Jin Krishnakumar, composer Sam KS managed to amaze everyone with his creativity. His background music added to the anticipation factor considerably. However, the music was annoying at times.
Run Baby Run exposes drug crime at its peak, and you can buy a few spins when they appear out of nowhere.
2.5 out of 5 stars for Run Baby Run.
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