The hype around Vikram's I was so much so, that it almost made movie goers to step inside the cinema hall, assuming that they would see something similar to what Hollywood has been offering for so many years. Well to be honest, Shankar's much awaited I did manage to match up to the viewers expectations but, only in fragments.
While a few technical aspects of the movie like background score, sound mixing, make up(Weta), cinematography and Vikram's performance met the movie lovers' expectation to the fullest, Other prominent features of the movie weren't even close.
AR Rahman's BGM had a soul in itself. While there was extraordinary music and visually brilliant pictures that were elevating the quality of the movie, there was also a below average screenplay that allowed the viewers to guess the forthcoming scene which took away the surprise element of I. The filming of I carried on for almost three years with the crew taking forty days to shoot just a song sequence. The efforts are very apparent, for I not only houses visually brilliant songs but also some impressive stunt sequences.
Though all action scenes were of high standards for a Tamil film, few shots from the cycle fight scene in China, roughly revealed the face of Vikram's stunt double. After so much of expectations from a quality point of view, the debatable subject could be rounded off by saying that Shankar's I could be called as a movie that every Indian filmmaker should be proud of but, at the same time a movie with a lot of space for improvement, which otherwise would've been an Indian flick proudly challenging its western counterpart.
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