Tuesday, January 16, 2007
It is nearly a year after the release of Aathi, Vijay released his next film Pokkiri. The poor result of Aathi affected Vijay that much. O.K.. has Vijay learned anything from Aathi's debacle? Nothing! Once again Vijay chose a poor storyline, very much Aathi like. Vijay introduced as a fearless young criminal who doesnt care at all about humanity or the value of a persons life (but he always cares about children and woman). He works for a don played by Prakash Raj. Whoever it maybe... Vijay takes away his life with a single bullet. He threatens the police too. An usual cinematic incident turns into a love affair between Vijay and Asin. At one point in the film, Asin figures out that Vijay is a criminal. She now has to choose between leaving and staying with him. In the mean time, Prakash Raj revealed that Vijay is not a criminal but a honest police officer. The final part of the movie goes through that how Vijay escapes from the criminal gang and finished them as usually. Yes...what you guessed is correct.
Vijay not only follows superstar Rajini's mannerisms...and his stories too! Pokkiri is almost a remake of 'Pandian'. Few scenes have also been 'shot' from Pandian. But Vijay has done some justification atleast to his character via his lustic annd freak action style. This will definitely attract his teen fans. In the fight scenes, he really thrills the viewers, particularly the Stone Fort stunt. The credit goes to Fefsi Vijayan and Vijay. What is the job for an heroine in an action oriented film? Just loving the hero, singing songs along with him in colourfull locations and finally joining him with joyful tears in climax. Asin, the heroine of Pokkiri did exactly the same! The dance sequences really enthralled the viewers. It is a double treat to the fans to see Prabhu Deva's dancing style being done by Vijay. But how long can a person see dances and fights over and over again?
Villain Prakash Raj is introduced in a Dawood Ibrahim like role, an international underworld Don, But scene after scene his grade has been reduced and finally he became a mere clown! Apart from Prakash Raj there are some more Villains are there... Anandha Raj, Vincent Ashokan and few telugu faces... There are hundreds of murders and deaths with guns take place in this film. No authority has questioned anybody. The murderer Vijay is free - chatting with friends, loving his heroine and dancing with her. These things are only possible in a Tamil movie!
The music scored by Mani Sharma. He retained few tunes from the original Pokkiri version and remix the evergreen Tamil hit 'Vasanthamullai Pole Vandhu...'. The song in the underworld dons secret auditorium is enchanting. The sexy movements of the dancer is a special visual treat to the youth, but for orthodox viewers it may be an irritation. Neerav Shah's camera work is commendable. And the directorial part.... We are expecting some new things from this dancing legend. Maybe it will fullfilled in this tamil venture of his.