Baskar Oru Rascal is about how two young friends try to set their single parents up with one another. Though the core plot sounds quite interesting, the subplot has a very weak and confusing storyline. Baskar Oru Rascal is another old wine in a polished-to-look-like-new bottle, that will work with a section of the audience.
Director Siddique is known for providing successful family comedy films, but this one is not as enticing as some of his other Tamil films like Friends and Engal Anna. When someone remakes their own film, they might want to correct the loopholes from the original, but unfortunately, the subplot in this flick is even more insipid than the original Malayalam version.
Despite logic issues and a weak sub-plot, few family moments and comedy sequences might work well among the family audience. Soori, Robo Shankar, and Ramesh Kanna takes care of the comedy - though they do not have ample screen time, but provides the occasional laughter that you want. Amala Paul plays Arvind Swami’s love interest and looks ravishing.
Arvind Swami gets to don an interesting character where he is tough and innocent and also puts his family in an embarrassing situation at times but still, you will still like the character. Arvind Swami does a neat job without imitating what Mammootty did in the original. This film actually belongs to the two lovely kids Master Raghavan and Nainika, both have performed extremely well and seem very apt for the script.
Disappearance and reappearance of Aftab Shivdasani weren’t convincingly narrated and the overall character sketch of Amala Paul lacked consistency. You could be confused if she really likes Arvind Swami or not, and also wonder why she is reluctant to open up at places.
The film was technically weak and the music, in particular, could have been a lot better. The action scenes were over the top and uninteresting. The film demanded no CGI but force-fitted action scenes led way to some poor graphics works. Ultimately, Baskar Oru Rascal is a timepass family drama with less logic.