I has turned out to be a trend setter as promised. Be it visuals, action sequences, VFX and make-up, all these factors in the movie have surely taken Kollywood to the next level, thanks to outstanding visualization by Shankar and his technicians to bring the director's dream alive on-screen. Having said that, I is a simple story of revenge and that's what makes the film fall flat amidst all that glitz and glamour.
Vikram excels throughout the movie and his years of dedication just to make the movie that much more interesting is apparent. Amy Jackson's performance is amateurish.
Most often in a Shankar movie, the critic’s first impression would be the “Larger than Life” impression that Shankar leaves behind. But in “I”, Vikram’s flies in and dunks the ball, and just keeps doing it.
Two words “Simply Awesome”! To start, “I” is not the movie that brings a character just for the sake of it, however integrates into the plot. All the hardwork Vikram has put into has a fitting justification, something that doesn’t serve just the actor’s hunger but what the fan’s stomach wants as well.
I begins when a man low on confidence is motivated to 'act' for a professed love. And, it ends when the man, who's again low on confidence, is motivated back to action - only, this time, it's for true love.
The problem with I is that the story becomes predictable beyond a point. The villains are weak, the love portion in China extends more than what it should have and though songs are brilliant stand alone, they do have an impact on the pace of the narration.
Ultimately, it's an amalgamation of Masters at play which works to a larger extent because of their huge efforts.