Direction: Jeeva Shankar
Cast: Vijay Antony, Miya George, Thiagarajan
Music: Vijay Antony
Cinematographer: Jeeva Shankar
Editor: Veera Senthil Raj
What is it about: It’s a political thriller which revolves around an underdog, and how he manages to nudge the obvious and tackles the system forms the crux of the story directed by Jeeva Shankar.
Why it’s disappointing: The film had a great premise for a political thriller and also was strongly written, but it took a long time in establishing scenes and sequences which made it quite tiresome. And that dismisses the interest of the audiences. Director Jeeva who put a strong thought in detailing the scenes forgot to infuse the moolah it requires to make it engaging. This something didn’t work in favour of the director.
And then the music was average by Vijay Antony and the songs seemed forced in to the screenplay slowing down the film, which running at a lazy pace.
What to watch out for: The film has a convincing cast, which did a great job in playing the roles out religiously. For starters, Vijay Antony who has grown in to a better actor than his previous films. His wooden characteristics, have been moulded in to decent performance.
Miya George, had a small stint to play and filled in the requisite aptly. Then it was Thiagarajan, who did a great job as the kingmaker and did a commendable job.
The rest of the supporting cast which were noteworthy are the villain-politician character, which was a vital one and did a great job. And there was Arjai, who earlier have done minuscule roles, have grown in to a meaty supporting role, making a commendable one. Charle a veteran actor can don any role with ease.
The film had a good cinematography handled by Jeeva Shankar himself and was well edited by Veera Senthil. Most definitely the background score was way better than the songs by Vijay Antony.
Verdict: Jeeva Shankar, did a neat job in deriving a political thriller. But he got too comfortable stuck in a zone, which made this one a tiring affair. Still an honest attempt and worth a watch.