Banner: Sri Kanipakkam Ganapathi Films
Cast : Ajith, Arjun, Trisha, Lakshmi Rai, Jayaprakash, Vaibhav, Ashwin, Mahanth, Premgi Amaran, Andrea, Anjali and Others
Music : Yuvan Shankar Raja
Cinematographer: Sakthi Saravanan
Director: Venkat Prabhu
Producer: Bellamkonda Suresh
Release date: 09/09/2011
A good tale gone bad, the story begins with Vinayak (ajith) a cop who is on suspension. He lives life in his own way and has got a lover in the form of Sanjana (trisha) who is the daughter of a don Reddy (jayaprakash). Then there is the tough cop ACP Prithvi (arjun) who is roped in to investigate the suicide of a cop involving the betting mafia of IPL. The story takes a turn when Reddy discovers that about Rs 500 crores is coming to Mumbai for the IPL finals. However, his protégé Sumanth (vaibhav) hatches a plan with his group (mahant, premgi amaran ashwin) to steal the money. This is discovered by Vinayak and he joins the group. What happens after that forms the rest of the story.
The director has come up with a thoughtful storyline and while the presentation was classy, the narrative was not strong. The dialogues were average, the script was written okay and the screenplay was inattentive. Background score was good and two songs were hummable. Cinematography was the best. Editing was regular. Costumes were stylish and trendy while the art department was rich. The film belongs to Ajith who has shouldered it right from start to end, his three different forms is a highlight. Trisha is there for songs and romance part but she looks weak and boring. Arjun was elegant and he is the best bet for the role. Jayaprakash was apt. Vaibhav made his presence felt. Ashwin, Mahant, Premgi Amaran were good. Lakshmi Rai was sexy and provides the required visual relief while Anjali was brief but sensuous. The others did their bit as required and added value.
The film runs on the backdrop of cricket betting and though there are those slight traces of the Hindi movie Jannat, this has been packaged in a more entertaining way. While the first half goes about with the layering of the plot and the various characters, the second half belongs to the protagonist who was menacing. The film primarily suffers due to the slow pace and dragged sequences without any requirement. There is no seriousness where required and as such, the nativity factor was missing. At the box office, it is hard for the film to survive.
Bharatstudent verdict: Will not work out..