November 13, 2012

Thuppakki review by cinema lead | THUPPAKI REVIEW | Thuppakki movie review

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Vijay, Kajal Agarwal, Jayaram, Vidyut Jamwal, Sathyan
A.R. Murugadoss
Harris Jayaraj
Kalaipuli S Dhanu

Thuppakki marks the joining together of AR Murugadoss, Ilayathalapathy Vijay and world class cinematographer Santhosh Sivan.  Does the film rise up to the expectation?

 Jagadish is an army man who comes on a vacation to his hometown in Mumbai. His parents’ efforts to get him married did not succeed. However, he develops an attraction towards the proposed girl at a later stage only to be rejected by her. Do they join or not make for the romantic portion of the film.

 On the other hand, the hero happens to come across a bus blast and gets to keep his hands on the perpetrator of the crime. However, he was sure that the criminal is not the head man and that he is only a sleeper cell. He wants to catch hold of the lead man. How intelligently he moves ahead and makes Mumbai free of terrorists’ sleeper cells forms the crux of the story.

Vijay is a pleasure to watch.  After a loud performance in Velayudham and a subtle performance in Nanban, the actor stands out in the role of an army man, where one has to use one’s intelligence and muscle power equally. He is fit as a fiddle and his beefed up look in the army man attire is mention worthy. Vijay as usual delights the audience with his dancing skills, though at times you feel that the director has gone for an overkill of the same. Vijay’s costumes have also gone for a makeover like his character in the film for the good. Vidyut Jamwal as the villain has scope for performance and he has given a convincing performance.

 Like any other AR Murugadoss film, the love angle in the film has a fresh appeal. Kajal Aggarwal has done justice to her role. Sathyan as the sub-inspector has nothing major to do but is good and adds some lighter moments to the other wise action based script. Jayaram as the army officer too has done a good job.

Santhosh Sivan’s camera does not need any introduction. The film has been extensively shot in Mumbai and the city unfolds before you in all its busy charm. Harris Jayaraj’s songs are good and the songs have been picturized in the most beautiful manner. However, the placement and number of songs do not go well for the film’s pace and length. One feels it should have been a respite if at least two songs had been removed from the film. Though good, the BGM gives out a heard-before feel. Sreekar Prasad’s editing is good and excels in action scenes.

The film is engaging and racy and has a mention-worthy climax. As mentioned in the end card, the director has made the film as an ode to the Indian Army.

Verdict :  This fully loaded gun is a sure shot hit!

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  1. What would one expect from the big names of Vijay and AR Murugadoss when they join hands for the first time?Something brilliant. Isn't? Well, the duo, who has teamed up for Thuppakki, has almost managed to live up to the expectations of the audience.


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