Rangasthalam ★★★

nothing here to make me rethink writer director sukumar as basically an doofus who has a real skill at giving the sense that a whole lot of money spent ends up onscreen. kind of like a theme park version of 2000s era tamil cinemadurai stuff, with a typically for sukumar overwrought flashback structure and dumb twists piled on top. really saved by deva's soundtrack, the two lead performances, and a certain ability to shoot song sequences as community spectacle.