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29 Aug 2014
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Salim is an upcoming Indian Tamil action thriller film directed by N V Nirmal Kumar, who was an associate to Bharathi Raja. It stars Vijay Antony and Aksha Pardasany in the lead roles.


The movie is being produced by Studio 9, Sri Green Productions and Vijay Antony Film Corporation, the film is named after the character Salim that Vijay Antony enacted in his début movie Naan.

After his debut venture Naan,Vijay Antony decided to start Salim. Vijay Antony plays a role of a doctor in this movie while Aksha Pardasany plays his fiance in the movie. Since the movie required Vijay Antony to perform some dare devil stunts,he understood the necessity and underwent rigorous training in Taekwondo for a period of two months.

The shoot of the first schedule of the film was in Chennai in June 2013. It is also said that the movie is getting ready for a simultaneous release in three different languages (Tamil, Telugu and Hindi).

The story of Salim, which predominantly portrays the frustration of a good human, starts only in the second half. Director NV Nirmal Kumar has used the first half to establish the character of Salim, played by Vijay Antony.

Good human beings are rare; and when people identify the innocence and good heart in them, they either tend to take advantage or moniker them as a person unfit for the society.

Verdict: Salim - sluggish first half, watchable second half.

Salim (Vijay Antony, who, in the words of critic Leonard Maltin, runs the gamut of expressions from A to B) is a good man, which, in our movies, means that he has to keep doing good things so we don’t forget how good he is.

The director, N. V. Nirmal Kumar, subscribes to a rather charming theory: things just happen. Nisha just happens to morph into a ghost

Bottomline: A random collection of tension-free events

Salim, a model doctor and a do-gooder, breaks down when he loses his job and rejected by his fiance. He turns into a vigilante to teach the powerful a lesson.

The first half of Salim nicely sets up what's in store. The events leading up to Salim's breakdown are very relatable. He is very much disturbed after he rescues a girl who has been raped and burnt with acid, an act which doesn't go all too well with the hospital's managing director.

The hero is a superman who can get away even when there are hundreds of guns pointing at him.

'Naan' is a critically acclaimed thriller that brought Vijay Antony into the limelight of on-screen presence, exploring his acting talent. It is the success of his debut that paved way for his second as an actor - 'Salim'.

Vijay Antony has seasoned a lot more in 'Salim' than his debut. Salim has a dual character through the flow of the movie - he is unbelievably patient in the first half, while extremely smart and intense in the latter half.

Verdict: Journey of transformation, seeking a little courtesy in return for utmost levels of endurance.

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