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    Alex Pandiyan

    Alex Pandiyan

    Action | Comedy | 11 Jan 2013 | U |

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    2.5 /5 Filmibeat

    Alex Pandiyan Story

    Alex Pandian is an Action-Comedy Film directed by Suraj, features Karthi and Anushka Shetty in the lead roles, And Santhanam plays supporting role. Devi Sri Prasad composing the music. Also be dubbed and simultaneously released in Telugu as Bad Boy. The Movie is more awaited after Siruthai and Saguni (combination Of Santhanam and Karthi) Karthi and Anushka Shetty are back with their first movie release of the year, Alex Pandiyan. Their first combo film is directed by Suraj of Padikathavan fame and the film is heading for a massive release on January 11. The first-ever project of Karthi and Suraj has been in the news since 2008. Earlier, it was said that they were joining hands for the remake of Telugu superhit film Vikramarkudu but it did not happen for some reason and later Karthi teamed up with Siva for a remake, which was titled Siruthaai.  After much-delay, things starting falling into place for Suraj. The makers of the film considered a couple of titles before zeroing in on Alex Pandiyan, which is named after the iconic character played by superstar Rajinikanth in hit film Moondru Mugam. Casting Process The film was formally announced in 2011 and Anushka Shetty was signed to pair up with Karthi. Many actresses including Malayali girl Bhavana was approached but it was Anushka, who had the last laugh. Then, the race for the second fiddle started and a few names, including Lakshmi Rai were considered but Nikita Thukral bagged the film. Later, Sanusha, Akanksha Puri were also signed for important roles followed by Santhanam, Milind Soman, Suman and others. With this the casing process was ended. The movie kicked off on November 11 in Kerala and the shooting was completed in a rapid speed. During the process, there were rumours that director Ameer Sultan, who has legal disputes with production house Studio Green, halted the shoots. But the director denied the reports. It was shot in Chennai, Chalakudy, Hyderabad, Vishakhapatnam, Mysore and few other places in North India One of the highlights of Alex Pandiyan is action sequences. The stunt scene choreographed by Ganesh, shot on a moving train between Mysore and KRS dam has already drawn audience attention.Six cameras were used and a train was reportedly hired for 15 days by the movie bosses. It costed around Rs 2 crore. It has to be noted that Karthi did not use a body double rather he performed the stunt on his own Alex Pandiyan has five songs composed by Devi Sri Prasad of which 'Onnam Class...', sung by Mukesh and Priyadarshini, and written by Vaali stands out. 12 sets were erected by art director Prabhakar to shoot the songs of the film. The story of Alex Pandiyan is about an aimless and irresponsible guy, played by Karthi, who does anything for money. According to the director, it is a pure action comedy film. However, the film is releasing tomorrow in over 350 screens in Tamil Nadu.
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    Alex Pandiyan Cast & Crew

    Alex Pandiyan Crew Info

    Director Suraj
    Cinematography NA
    Editor NA
    Music Devi Sri Prasad
    Producer K. E. Gnanavel Raja
    Budget TBA
    Box Office TBA
    OTT Platform TBA
    OTT Release Date TBA

    Alex Pandiyan Critics Review
    It has a stunning beginning with a much-talked train chase sequence. A group of thugs chase Anushka Shetty and Karthi comes to rescue and bashes them left, right and center. The first 10 minutes is thrilling and action sequence has been brilliantly shot despite the fact that the audience can easily make out that the scenes have been choreographed on a still train at parts. Immediately after the sequence, we are introduced to comedian Santhanam's family, which consists of his mother and three younger sisters. Alex Pandian settles down at his house in spite of stern opposition from Santhanam. The hero flirts with all his three sisters played by Nikita Thukral, Sanusha, and Akanksha Puri. 

    Alex Pandian The first half is completely entertaining and generates curiosity through suspense. Santhanam's comedy and Karthi's fights will be enjoyed by audience. Double entendres are also tolerable. But the second half lets you down. The director takes two much of time to wrap up the story and drags the tale. The expectations built in the first half will be shattered with a predictable ending.

    To add salt to the injury, Karthi and Anushka Shetty's love tale has been forcibly added to the main plot and it is not justifiable. Wait! Their chemistry too fails big time, as they look more of siblings than a couple on-screen. At least, Nikita could have made some impact had she been chosen as the Karthi's leading lady. When it comes to baddies, people would wonder why they imported Milind Soman from Mumbai, as he has got nothing to do in this film except for a few round of gunfire in the film. The dubbing for his character is also poor and the lip does no sync at all.

    However, Karthi is once again energetic and has given his best. He has done action sequences without using bodydouble and looks brilliant in stunts. And also he impresses with dance. Anushka Shetty is colourful .Santhanam is hilarious at parts and irritating at times due to some poorly written scenes

    Devi Sri Prasad's background score is appreciable and his songs are good. ‘Onnam Class', ‘Thakka Thayya' and 'Bad Boy' are our picks. Cinematographer Sarvanan's photography stands out of all technical departments. Especially, the train action sequence has been well captured by the cameraman. editing is by Praveen-K.L.Srikanth's okay and they could have done a better job. Finally, director Suraj, who has written story, screenplay, dialogues, and direction, gets full marks in dialogue department. His first half is good but second half is not up to the mark.

    Alex Pandian is a typical masala film, which would work at Telugu market than in Tamil film industry. In precise, it is a time-pass movie that can be watched for comedy and action sequences.

    Alex Pandiyan Songs

    Music Director: Devi Sri Prasad

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Alex Pandiyan

    • In this Alex Pandiyan film, Karthi, Anushka Shetty played the primary leads.

    • The Alex Pandiyan was released in theaters on 11 Jan 2013.

    • The Alex Pandiyan was directed by Suraj

    • Movies like Vanangaan, Raayan, Amaran and others in a similar vein had the same genre but quite different stories.

    • The soundtracks and background music were composed by Devi Sri Prasad for the movie Alex Pandiyan.

    • The movie Alex Pandiyan belonged to the Action,Comedy, genre.

    Alex Pandiyan User Review

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    • First Half is Ok and second is Full bore again santhanam rocks, karthi gave his full effort for dance & stunts. But what to do no use waste story.

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