Movie: Bruce Lee
Direction: Prashanth Pandiraj
Cast: G V Prakash Kumar, Kriti Kharbanda
Music: G V Prakash Kumar
Cinematographer: P V Shankar
Editor: Pradeep E Ragav, G Manoj Gyann
Genre: Comedy, Action
What is it about: It’s about a young lad named Bruce Lee (GV Prakash Kumar), who fears everything and anything. And how he gets tangled in to a mess of things forms the crux of the story directed by Prashanth Pandiraj.
Why it’s disappointing: This film hit the screens after many hurdles. You get inside with an expectation to have some illogical fun, but you’re not even given that much. There was not much expectation from this film in terms of logic or story. But that was the case literally, which drags out for a duration of 2hours and 5 minutes.
The director Prashanth Pandiraj, states in the beginning that he steals from every movie like Quentin Tarentino does, and he has taken that seriously and made a film where, most of the scenes are borrowed from various film. The references are unlimited. For instance the first song in the film is a shameless rip off from “Shudd Desi Romance”. And then multiple references from Rajinikanth and Vijay’s movies. These movies have been made and have got accolades from audiences, I don’t understand why the new directors take these references again and again to fill in the screenplay rather thinking something original. The film doesn’t have a continuity at all, it is so random with bits and pieces borrowed from many.
All the actors in the film have over acted. GV Prakash Kumar’s acting skills are that of an amateur, in fact lower than that. Bala Saravanan’s comedy doesn’t work in most of the parts, as the dialogues given to him were weak and stale.
Then it was the female lead played by Kriti Kharbanda, who is debuting in Tamil Cinema with this film, in spite of her novel effort, she could not pull it off. Then there were multiple supporting characters who were there to fill in rest of the screen space. Ramdoss a.k.a Muniskanth, looked dumb, but tried to crack few laughs here and there. Rajendran, who is a favourite of masala flicks have been roped in to this film as well and he does a decent job.
The music by GV Prakash Kumar, is as bad as his acting. The focus is butchered on both streams by him. The cinematography was quite good but doesn’t matter if the film has nothing to offer, so was editing as he could not patch something which is, this disoriented.
What to watch out for: Unfortunately there’s nothing I can state, as good about this film.
Verdict: Prashanth Pandiraj, was staggering throughout with borrowed elements, and had forgotten about the art of cinema. We don’t mind an illogical masala film, but when you can’t even deliver that, comes an issue. Definitely can give a miss, as it’s not worth a watch.