Jagadish, an army men and a secret agent of DIA (Defence
Intelligence Agency), returns to Mumbai on leave. His parents wants
him to tie the knot with a girl chosen by them. He meets Nisha
(Kajal Aggarwal), a boxer. The first 40
minutes of the film is entertaining and it is a fun ride. But the
next twenty minutes is not engaging. It is because the director
takes too much of time to arrive to the main story.
However, just 15 minutes before the interval, the story gets
pace and draws the audience attention. Jagadish spoils the plan of
a serial bomb blasts with the help of his 11 army friends. They
kill 12 sleeper cells in 12 different places at the same time. The
kingpin played by Vidyut Jamwal is shocked and decides to hunt down
the people, who crashed his plans. The first half ends with the
one-liner, 'I'm waiting'. The second half is how they meet and
AR Murugadoss has brought freshness in the story department. But
his execution is not up to the mark. The screenplay is dragging at
many parts and the length of the movie is worrisome. Like Vikram's
Thaandavam and Surya's Maattrraan, the run time
of the movie is close to two hour and forty five minutes and this
could not be liked by general audience. The Vijay and Kajal
Aggarwal's love story gets boring after a while. Though their
affair looks interesting in the first 30 minutes, it loses the
essence in the later part.
However, we can't ignore the plus points of Thuppakki.
Firstly, the action sequences are well shot. Secondly, Vijay is
brilliant in the role and his character is well-written. Thirdly,
the film has a good story even though Vijay-Kajal love scenes does
not go well at parts. The conclusion is Thuppakki is an
entertaining flick even though the mood of the audience fluctuate
every now and then.
Vijay is stupendous in the role of an army officer. He brings a
lot of energy to his character and thrills the audience in action
sequences. Kajal Aggarwal looks good. Vidyut Jamwal has done decent
job and Satyan is good.
'Google google...' and 'Antarctica...' songs are our pick.
Harris Jayaraj's background score is brilliant and sets the perfect
tone to watch the film. Action sequences are marvellously shot, and
Santosh Sivan's cinematography is praise worthy. However, Sreekar
Prasad could have been sharp in his editing department. If
unnecessary scenes are removed, the movie would have had a
Verdict: Overall, Thuppakki is enjoyable.