Late-a vandhalum I hope this review will be latest ;-)
Okay, first and foremost, if you go to this movie expecting something, nay anything, similar to Shankar's earlier decent works, you are rudely mistaken. In fact, you would end up disappointed !
I always have a simple formula for watching formula movies. Go with null expectations. Just go to the movie hall to get entertained and you can actually enjoy watching these formula movies.
If you are a Rajinikanth fan, well, like myself and so many others, you will have sore lips and hoarse throat from whistling and yelling and catcalling. Well, I am not a Rajinikanth fan or whatsoever, but I kind of like to revel in that festival atmosphere.
Having set that clear, I guess there is no point in me telling the story or whatsoever. The movie is a clean entertainer. It is just that Shankar has wasted a golden opportunity here. He could have made the screenplay a bit more tighter and added some more meat into it. I mean he could have actually added some more logic into the story too !
Rajinikanth carries the movie through. There were however some scenes where I felt that they could have avoided the closeup shots. Shirya looks cute and pretty and in fact, shows her talent for comedy too !
The icing on the cake is actually vivek. He revels in his role with amazing timing and in fact, this should rank high up on his good roles and should go a long way in resuscitating his flagging career.
All the supporting actors have played their part effectively and nicely. However menacing Suman looks, he actually falters when he says "I am very sensitive". What in the world was that ?
The biggest let down of the movie, needless to say, is actually Shankar.
A hype around anything is created when people expect something from it. In shivaji's case, the hype around Shankar is totally unjustified. Rajinikanth and Rahman, the two other factors for the hype, have actually done more than the hype they deserve.
My Verdict: A decent and a clean entertainer. However, I think my prediction about this movie would be true !
PS: Of course, I can comfortably watch it one more time !
Posted by Shyam Krishnaswamy at 8:56 AM