Vasool Raja M.B.B.S. just does not stand up to the original. Any remakes will be compared with the original. That's the main problem if any, with "Vasool Raja M.B.B.S.". Those who had seen the original "Munnabhai M.B.B.S" never would have expected "Vasool Raja M.B.B.S." to be an almost exact copy. Those who haven't seen the original will find it as a good entertainer though.
Rajaraman (Kamal Haasan) is a kind-hearted don. The entire gang is absolutely loyal to him. Vaddi (Prabhu) is his associate and confidant. Raja, who ran away from home early, returns to his parents' fold telling them that he is now a qualified doctor. The proud father Venkatraman (a wonderful portrayal by Nagesh) and loving mother (Rohini Hattangadi has come down all the way for the three-scene role!) receive the jolt of their lives when Dr. Viswanath (Prakash Raj) calls Raja's bluff. To get back at the man who so cruelly exposes him Raja decides to become a doctor. What the hero wills, the hero does. So by means all foul, Raja becomes a student of medicine.
The Tamil version of Munnabhai scores in the emotional scenes which an actor like Kamal Haasan elevates it to great heights. Sharan deserves a pat for making the film better than the original in some places. Crazy's dialogues are yet another strong point of the film. The bad patch in the movie is Prabhu who did not have a lengthy role like Arashad Warsi in the original. Yet another disappointment is Sneha who opposite Kamal Haasan is ill matched. Prakash Raj too is disappointing. Performance wise too she is weak.
But the dialogues by Crazy Mohan lack the punch and humor that the original had. Prabhu, playing Arshad Warsi's (Circuit) role, faded into the background even before the film was halfway through. He did not certainly look like a street goon. And Sneha's character will be forgotten from your mind as you get out of the theatre.
Kamalhassan - Crazy Mohan duo combo creates a laugh riot in Vasool Raja MBBS. With the Chennai slum lingo and excellent performance of Kamal Haasan the film provides entertainment in large dose. Though not absolutely brilliant, Vasool Raja M.B.B.S. is Paisa Vasool.