ANNADURAI Movie Review

ANNADURAI Movie Review

Cast: Vijay Antony, Diana Champika
Direction, story, screenplay & dialogues: G.Srinivasan
Producers: Fatima Vijay Antony, Raadhika Sarathkumar
Production company: R Studios, Vijay Antony Film Corporation
Music director: Vijay Antony
Cinematographer: Dillraj
Editor: Vijay Antony
Language: Tamil
Release date: 30-11-2017
Censor certificate: UA
Run time: 2hrs, 8mins
Genre: Action, Drama


Vijay Antony plays double roles here of twin brothers named Annadurai and Thambidurai. Elder brother is an alcoholic while the younger one is a school sports teacher. What happens in their lives after a series of incidents forms the crux of the story.


Vijay Antony’s looks are nice. He has done a tidy job in dual roles. First 10mins is decent with a neatly taken emotional scene. Diana Champika is bubbly and expresses well in the love portions. Couple of songs in the first half is fine and quite pleasant to the ears too. Dillraj’s cinematography is apt for the film’s backdrop and good enough to catch the eyes. Link given to the opening scene and the climax brings in some light. Fight sequences are pretty decent and has managed to pull off the mass side of the hero well. Annadurai’s original character is carried properly by Vijay Antony here. Interval block had a small yet a worthy twist. Diana’s father character in the movie is quite sensible and touching. Editing is Okay and Vijay Antony makes no error in his debut work in this department.


Debutante Srinivasan’s direction is absolutely old-school and fails to match with the order of the day. It was actually hard to recognize what’s the story in this film. Screenplay is truly terrible, not even a single scene is placed with proper situation as the flow is completely mindless. Dialogues are even more worse, they’re extremely amateurish and exceeds the heroism limit at few places. Emotions are over-the-top, it falls as a trouble to this film as those moments actually disturb our senses in a negative way. There are plenty of logic loopholes which flows along with the run. There are few scenes which doesn’t have any sort of base or reason to appear. Vijay Antony’s background score is weak and doesn’t really help out to elevate since there’s zero substance. Low production value is visible in many portions which spoils the viewing experience. There’s not even a single frame which shows both Vijay Antonys at the time, already there’s no cause for the double action and this huge mistake leads to the acceptance factor. Violence is quite high which will tickle the families. Cinema is a visual medium, but just saying in words why the hero became an alcoholic is totally useless. There are three heroines in the movie and neither of them have any importance to play. VFX have used extensively for a song and it looks very much artificial. Talent like Kaali Venkat has been wasted just by giving a tiny role which has a vast screen space. There are a bunch of villains without any purpose as the writing is poor, so the output stays at the bottom.


A painful to sit through action drama with a poor storyline and baseless flow.

Movie Rating – 2/ 5.

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