Music: Mani Sharma
Production: Sun Pictures
The much anticipated Ilaya Thalapathi starrer Sura hit theScreens today. the movie is which is more targeted at Vijay fans and has enough scenes to appease them
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Vijay’s introduction it is the most amusing and needs a special mention here. The movie begins with a cyclone hitting the fishing hamlet and all the fishermen moving back to the shores for safety. Vijay, of course is missing and everyone is in search of him. Being the hero, he saves one and all before making a very dramatic appearance from mid-sea.
Set in Yaazh Nagar, a fishermen hamlet in coastal Tamil Nadu. The name of the place has a lot of political significance with the recent political turmoil over the ethnic strife in the neighbouring Sri Lanka. Sura (Vijay) is born and brought up here and he is obviously the darling of the masses in the area.
He, in the company of his friend (Vadivelu), who is another fisher folk, brings the roof down in laughter. Their one-liners are hilarious. Meanwhile, our hero comes across young bubbly Poornima (Tamannah) who chooses to end her life unable to cope with the death of her pet dog.
Slowly, as expected she gets attracted towards Sura thanks to his good deeds. Finally romance blossoms between them. When things seem to go well, trouble enters in the form of a greedy and corrupt Minister Samuthira Raja (Dev Gill). He wants to usurp the land where these fishermen live. His attempts to take away the wealth is resisted by Sura. They cross swords with each other.
The Minister hatches a conspiracy to bump off Sura with the help of his Ministerial post and authority and unleashes cops against him. But a man of guts and determination, he takes on them single-handedly. Who emerges the winner is the climax? Definitely no prizes for guesssing the answer!
Vijay seems to have begun from where he left in ‘Vettaikkaran’. He utters punch lines with indirect thrust on his political aspirations. However at many places, the actor reminds his earlier films from ‘Pokkiri’ to ‘Kuruvi’ to ‘Vettaikkaran’. For an excellent dancer, this film offers very little scope for exhibiting his dancing skills too. The Bommayi – Choo Mandra Kali song happens to be that ‘once more’ type of song, while all others except En Peru Saravedi does not turn up the heat
The role of the heroine in this film leaves a lot of room for debate – is it really essential to have one in Sura? Tamannah is as usual cool and bubbly appears in some dance sequences, a few scenes and in all adorns the movie as a glamour piece. This is perhaps the first film, where Tamannah marries on screen! Yes, Sura ends on a happy note with the lead pair entering wed lock.
Vadivelu is a real scene stealer as ‘Umbrella’. His body language, one-liners, punch lines and wits evoke instant laughter. He seems to share a good chemistry with Vijay. Riyaz Khan, Ilavarasu among others do their part well. The movie’s baddie in Dev Gill wins all accolades. He is menacing all through.
S P Rajkumar, who always made some B grade films, wasted a golden opportunity to establish himself as a front line entertainment filmmaker.
Other negatives: no doubt the music, illogical, if not slow screenplay, gravity defying stunts, slow moving scenes.
Over all: Sura, the 50th film of Vijay is surely a disaster in Vijays 19 years old career. The story is as old as hills and the sequences are stale and repeated.
Strictly Vijay Fans only