Production: Mano Akkineni
Direction: Sudha K Prasad
Star-casts: Srikanth, Vishnu, Poorna, Poonam Bajwa and others
Camera: Alphonse Roy
Women directors often choose romantic genres. Long time associate of Manirathnam, Sudha Prasad takes a different route. Crime-dramas aren’t earthy themes of Kollywood as on most of times, it’s done with a commercial touch. Director Sudha clears up such preexisting patterns and tries drawing newer lines. A finer opening with an engrossing narration followed by few draggy moments and at the end, it’s an overloaded show violence that carries a valid reason as well.
The film opens up with Saamy (Srikanth) tied to a railway track. With his croaking voice counting on few more trains left to run upon him, it’s a straight shift to flashback as the tale is all about two 10-year old kids. Saamy and Karuna, close buddies blatantly vary in their natures. Karuna, the deadly dangerous chap and Saamy, a Brahmin are classmates. Located in the busiest areas of North India, the kids witness the death of their class teacher Roja (Pooja) by few goons. Notwithstanding the gruesome murder, the kids hatch plans to polish off the raucous baddie. A mind-blasting sketch, a fantastic act and the paisanos are behind bars. It’s all about betrayal that splits them up, thereby ending their friendship. Years later, Saamy becomes a thug operating for don Thyagarajan (Narayanan) while Karuna (Vishnu) is appearing for IPS Exams. Their hostilities never seem to end between Saamy and Karuna and their conflicts are growing wilder now.
Srikanth has tried pulling in a better performance, when compared to his previous movies. Getting to watch him in a gangster role in slightly unsuitable for his chubby looks, but tries emoting with best efforts… Vishnu is okay when compared to his previous week’s release ‘Bale Pandiya’. The actor goes up vigorously in action packed roles. But the actresses Poonam Bajwa and Poorna have got nothing to do with the film. Pooja appearing in cameo role makes a great impression. Thyagarajan is okay.
Technically, Alphonse Roy’s cinematography is crème de la crème as he tries emblazoning the screens with best shots.
Not to forget the soliloquy sequences of Srikanth. He has captured even the minutest details. Musical score by Selvaganesh is below average. The action packed sequences have been edited well.
Lots of violence and draggy screenplay are the biggest minuses that scatter our attention. The film will cater for the tastes of action buffs, while it has nothing to do with family audiences.
What works: Some interesting parts, plot, cinematography, Srikanth, Pooja
What doesn’t work: Second half, actresses, music, violence
Verdict: Watch it if you want.