August 24, 2017
Director Siva with back to back super hit films with Thala 'Ajith' like 'Veeram' and 'Vedalam' enjoyed terrific chemistry with Ajith. Obviously there will be huge expectation for this film that too Ajith fans are almost starving to see their hero since 20 months. The promos and trailers created almost havoc on social media.
Well when expectations are pretty high then micro scrutiny should be done by film critics and rest of Ajith fans.
Absolutely no doubt that every frame has been shot so well that you feel like watching a Hollywood flick. Ajith took lot of strain and risk for every stunt. Cameraman Vetri and his contribution for the film is most valuable. His stunning visuals and the beauty of Eastern Europe are highlights of the movie. Well technically it is bewildering but what about the story and substance ? In fact Indian audience that too Tamil audience are yet to accustomed to this kind of movies.
There are so many scenes has no logic. Over the top heroism is Ok as Ajith enjoys tremendous fan following but this is 2017 where an average guy does ask the logic. Well we can defend by saying after all it is cinema liberty that hero can kill thousands of cops but none can touch him even in very close distance. In fact the chasings and stunts were almost reached to the point where you feel exhausted and felt like watching a video game. while watching such a stylish spy thriller all of sudden in the climax scene Kajal sings a song to motivate Ajith is too much difficult to digest. It reminds us the 80's masala Tamil films.
Director Siva should be appreciated for the tough stunts and chasing scenes at the same time he should be criticized for his bad script and screen play. First 30 minutes there is almost chaos. Not a single scene has any logic and you get puzzled to understand what the hell is exact the Ajith's job and operation. Very bad story telling is the real spoiler of this movie.
If we get into story Ajay Kumar or AK (Ajith Kumar). Once the head of a counter-terrorism squad, AK is now most wanted by the intelligence agencies after his daring strike on a terrorist outfit gives him a hard drive containing codes to launch a nuclear weapon. Assembled to track him down are his former team mates, his friend Aryan Singha (Vivek Anand Oberoi), Mike (Serge Crozon), Rachael (Amila Terzimehic) and Shawn (Arav Chowdharry).
As a team, their previous mission involved capturing Natasha (Akshara Haasan), a brilliant hacker who possessed the codes to launch deadly man-made earthquakes with the nuclear weapons. Even as AK succeeds in tracking down the hacker, we get an unexpected twist that sets him on a rage-filled revenge spree. Ajay Kumar cracks down the case and right when the time he gets hold of an important clue, he is suddenly shot and framed as a terrorist who is behind all this. What is this case? Who is the black sheep behind all this? and where do Kajal and Vivek Oberoi feature in this setup? That forms the rest of the story.
Well the movie strictly belongs to Ajith and his one-man demolition squad. Director Siva presented Ajith in extremely stylish manner which can elevate his heroism to different levels. Kajal Aggarwal does neat job as Ajith's vulnerable wife. Vivek Anand Oberoi is truly terrific and stylish as Villain. His cool and notorious act is perfectly apt to this movie.
Music of Anirudh is so loud that sometimes it is to much irritating. Perhaps music is little disappointing. Cameraman Vetri is brilliant and amazing. He made this film look like Hollywood flick.
Over all it is strictly for Ajith fans. If you like action thrillers and if you do not ask any logic then you may like this action flick.
- Parvez Chowdhary