Produced by-Stone Bench Films
Written and Directed by-Karthik Subbaraj
Cast-Raghava Lawrence, S.J.Suryah, Nimisha Sajayan, Naveen Chandra, Ilavarasu etc
Censor Rating- U/A
Running Time-172 Minutes
The incomparable star of Spaghetti Westerns, Clint East Wood comes alive on the screen thanks to the imaginative writing of Karthik Subbaraj who has dished out an Indian version of such the legendary Italian filmmaker, Sergio Leone.
Both Raghava Lawrence and S.J.Suryah have been cast in powerful characters both of which have been very well written! Needless to mention, both have come up with power packed performances! While the former scores better with his footwork in the dance sequences, the latter too draws a parallel line with his funny antics and animated style of dialogue delivery!
Unlike the case of Mark Anthony where he stole the rug under Vishal, here Raghava too excels and both the actors have very well balanced their respective characters which have been juxtaposed tactfully!
Even the character of Nimisha Vijayan is deep rooted and she has executed herself commendably!
Naveen Chandra as the two-timing cop lends credibility to the proceedings.
Santhosh Narayanan’s music is a big plus to the proceedings with his background score taking precedence over his songs!
The period of the main plot has been set in the seventies and revolves around the plight and predicament of the tribal population living in the thick of the jungles and how the powers that be push them around for their personal gains with the police department toeing their line!
There is a tendency to over dramatize anything and everything and adding to it is the factor of the film’s length that runs close to three hours!
But still, the maker has been able to sustain the interest of the audience to the maximum extent possible!
A film that packs a punch with respect to its cinematography, thanks to the innovative angles of Thiru!
Go watch it for the tall order performances of the lead heroes as well to relish the directorial flashes of Karthik Subbaraj!