Direction: GNR Kumaravelan
Cast: Vikram Prabhu, Ranya Rao
Music: D Imman
Cinematographer: S R Sathish Kumar
Editor: Raja Mohammad
Genre: Action, Romance
What is it about: This film is about a cross-border love story between Vasu (Vikram Prabhu) and Khanam (Ranya Rao). The problems this couple face to make their dream come through in the midst of terror attacks in Kashmir. This film is directed by GNR Kumaravelan.
Why it’s disappointing: This film is another product of marketing than content. These days this trend is become so addictive, that filmmakers resort bank on promotions rather concentrating on improving the content. “Wagah” was a disaster. How can someone make a film, which has a military back drop and not even do the basic research to make it look genuine.
The film has a run time of 2 Hours and 10 minutes, but it does give you a feel of a 3 hour film. The editing by Raja Mohammad was very sloppy. The cinematography by Sathish Kumar was another factor all together but compared to other fiascos in the film, that can be ignored.
D.Imman has is hungover with his older albums and the constant romantic background score starts to annoy you. Then comes the action, it was so poorly choreographed and executed.
Let’s get to the actors now. And will start with the lead Vikram Prabhu. I know he’s quite new in the industry but was born with a silver spoon. Still wondering how come he didn’t give much thought in signing the film. It has one too many flaws that you start to lose hope. Vikram Prabu may seem like he’s put his sweat and blood. But for what, the result on screen doesn’t reflect that. Hopefully he has something good lined up for his upcoming projects.
Ranya Rao, debut in Kollywood and the same issue of the age old Kollywood actresses, lip sync. It was way off, her lips say something but was dubbed to the dialogues. She was just cast for the looks, so that they can pass her for a Kashmiri. But her performance was wooden and expression less. Wonder we will see her in future.
The rest of the supporting cast was a great mismatch and most definitely the Villain. Who seemed so out of place that you see him on a parallel track.
The geography of the film was not set right, so were the costumes. The film will not make any sense in any manner. You can’t argue the point of Masala film because, this wasn’t meant to be.
The dialogues were so cheesy and sometimes lame, the audience made a huge mockery of many dialogues in the film. The director have tried hard to instigate a patriotic feel but it doesn’t work at all.
What to watch out for: Unfortunately for the first time, this section stays put.
Verdict: Kumaravelan, while trying to make a patriotic film and have planned to release during the Independence Day weekend have gone south. The film doesn’t infuse any kind of feeling, but sure does irritates you at many levels. Please give it a miss, don’t bother wasting your money.