Cast: Suriya, Keerthy Suresh, Senthil, Ramya Krishnan, Karthik, Suresh Menon
Direction, screenplay & dialogues: Vignesh Shivn
Story: Neeraj Pandey
Producer: K.E.Gnanavel Raja
Production company: Studio Green
Music director: Anirudh Ravichander
Cinematographer: Dinesh Krishnan
Editor: A.Sreekar Prasad
Art director: Kiran
Release date: 12-01-2018
Censor certificate: UA
Run time: 2hrs, 19mins
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Suriya is ambitious to work as a CBI officer. But the senior members of the department expects him to pay bribe. How does the responsible youngster react to this situation and what happens next forms the remaining story.
Suriya bangs as a next door boy and it was relief to see him like that, his performance is so lively. Keerthy Suresh suits well for the film’s timeline. Ramya Krishnan stands out in the supporting artist list, her role is solid and her acting too. Sathyan’s character is powerful and his humor has worked wonderfully. Karthik and Suresh Menon have done well in tidy roles. RJ Balaji is decent in an extended cameo. Kalaiyarasan and Thambi Ramaiah have got a share of meaningful meaty presence. Vignesh Shivn’s direction is matured and he has presented the film in a sensible manner. Script connects finely as the base is the pain of a common man. Screenplay is engaging to an extent with plenty of entertaining moments. Dialogues are meaningful and convey the details on point. Anirudh’s entire album is superb and every song is so cherishing. His background music flows in a splendid way along with the progression and uplifts the situations. Dinesh Krishnan has given what the content requires through his camera. Sreekar Prasad’s editing leaves out the kick and intensity in many scenes. Kiran and his team deserves applause for their quality art work which is just perfect to the 80s timeline. Anandaraj’s cameo, interval block and CBI raid scenes are quite memorable.
Keerthy Suresh’s role lacks importance and she’s present just to fill up the love quotient. Senthil and Sivasankar master have not utilized properly as they’ve just got less scope. Absence of a stable villain misses the punch in the game. Peela Peela song is a speed breaker to the flow. Interview scene in the second is long and it doesn’t deserve that much time. Film happens in 1980s, hence relating factor is not so high. Love sequences between Suriya and Keerthy are quite dull mainly because they fall apart from the main plot. First 15-20mins in the later half drops down the pace as nothing really happens. Certain things are a little far from practical happening, so the logic mistakes exist. There are some current situation facts kept just to bag claps. Dhilip Subbarayan’s stunts are average as the fight scenes are not realistic.
Falls short of full meals, yet a sensible entertainer with some neat packaging.
Movie Rating – 2.75/ 5.
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