Producer: Romesh Babu
Cast: Vijay, Asin, Vadivelu, Raj Kiran, Roja
Everyone has been expecting so much from this Vijay movie, that too after so many hurdles he has been facing in the recent past indeed the actor has shined through, thanks to his never give up attitude.
This movie is all in all Vijays Pongal treat for his eager fans. There is not a moment you are going to miss him as you sail across 2 hour 25 minutes.
A movie that has been made with careful thought Siddique surely will see great collaborations with Vijay in the near future. This is the 2nd movie from Vijay-Siddique’s combination & 3rd one from Vijay-Asin.
Well there is nothing much to say about the story it is a remake of the Malalyalam flick Bodyguard there have been certain instances where the Director has taken freedom to bend it for a niche audience though.
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Vijay plays Bhoominathan and is fond of trouble makers’ back throughout his childhood and without any qualms is hell bent to become a brave ruffian .He in his journey becomes a bodyguard for anti social groups. Soon a wealthy and powerful man, Muthuramalingam(Raj Kiran) comes by and Bhoominathan, or Bhoomi, as he’s called affectionately, is sure to play his cards right and joins him as he saves the man from a dangerous mishap, and thereby incurs his wife, Devika’s (Roja) wrath.
Thereafter, Bhoomi is appointed as a Bodyguard for Muthramalingam’s daughter Meera (Asin) to keep a close watch on her throughout her college days. Meera goes to college at the VIT and seems to study English Literature, a course which Bhoomi joins as well (!!). A good many amusing sequences follow, as Bhoomi dons a ridiculous uniform, shades and tries to perform his duty to his utmost. Soon as expected she gets agitated being followed everywhere. The girls decide to have fun with Bhoomi and Meera soon makes calls claiming to be his lover which only adds heat to the boiling climax.
Ilayathalapathy Vijay – Has impressed with his sizzling moves as we saw many roaring with joy on their seats hooting and cheering him for his killer moves. The stunts were more than what a Vijay fan could get.
Asin looks her usual pretty self, but she’s too well-made up and there’s a haggard look in her eyes that’s hard to miss.
As for Siddique – Well credit to this man for carefully selecting the parts that really worked for Bodyguard, he really made it more entertaining than the malayalm flick twisting and turning it in the first half.
Vadivelu – has been a comic relief and delivered as expected of him. With his blazing trail of comic dose has held it all together well.
Raj Kiran and Roja are complete wash-outs.
Mithra Kurian Asin’s friend in the movie has played her part well.
Ekhambaram’s camera work is neat.
Vijay has spun his magical web again; his charisma is what the movie feeds on. He has knocked out doubts about an instable film career as his competitors claimed for the moment and has done it his way.
His screen presence has surely added the much needed spice to the tracks on a visually level as they are not so great on their own.
Humour has been used as the basis but it has been a great finish nonetheless, with the climax really taking the audience for a ride.
Although the first half of the movie has its changes, the second part of the movie is a carry over. It’s a nice blend though with the romantic scenes carried out with ease.
Vijay and Asin’s chemistry did not impress many although their performances have been great in their own way, both of them doing what was best expected of them.
K R Gowri Shankar’s editing could have been put to better use; several scenes are disjointed.
Vadivelu’s comic character too resembles so much of the comic sidekick in Bodyguard.
The whole issue is with the screenplay and scripting which has been almost a replica of the Malayalm flick.
Nevertheless a family entertainer. This movie burdened with expectations has stayed to be on the safer side and well, it surely has succeeded in a way.
Vijay returns folks, that’s for sure. He is yet to give his best though.