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    Anjaan Movie Review

    By Ramchander

    Surya's much-hyped Anjaan was supposed to be a complete entertainer. Unfortunately, it has failed to live up to audience expectations.

    The actor's movies, usually, release with a lot of expectations. It is because his films rarely fail to meet the demands of a regular cine-goer. The expectations were sky high this time as he has paired up with Lingusamy, who has the history of delivering good commercial entertainers. But int he end, the film has turned out to be a dud. How? Read on for the review to know it.

    Divided by bodies, united by friendship could be the best words to describe the friendship of Raju Bhai (Surya) and Chandru (Vidyut Jamwal). The movie begins with Krishnan (Surya), who claims to be the brother of Raju, searching his missing brother in Mumbai. He comes across those people, who were connected with his sibling in one or the other way. He tries to know the whereabouts of the missing man even from the Raju's enemies.

    This part builds a kind of curiosity and people wait with bated breathe to know about Raju Bhai. A flashback tells about the friendship that was shared between Chandru and Raju. As they started getting popular in the underworld, the list of enemies too grows. A new police commissioner decides to clean the city and kills a few men from their gang for which Raju Bhai retaliates by kidnapping his daughter (Samantha) and subsequently they fall in love. This affair diverts the attention of Surya from his profession and the close friends have a small miscommunication!


    At this juncture, they get into a trouble with a bigger criminal (Manoj Bajpai) than them. The first half ends with the death of Chandru. Who killed Chandru? Who is Krishnan? What happened to Raju and Jeeva's love? Watch the movie to get the answers for these questions. Continue reading the review on the slideshow...

    First Half

    The first hour of Anjaan is engrossing and makes people eagerly wait for the real story to unwrap. The director, intelligently, brings in all the elements in the screenplay and mixes all the ingredients well.

    Lingusamy breaks the big suspense, which might have expected by regular cine goer, by the end of the first half. So, people can predict the remaining story. All through the movie audience keep expecting turns in the movie but sadly, they are in for a big disappointment.

    Surya-Samantha’s Performance

    Performance wise, Surya is stylish and shoulders the entire responsibility in keeping audience hooked to their seats. As always, he steals the show. Samantha looks very glamorous and she takes mass audience by storm.

    Others’ Performances

    Vidyut Jamwal justifies his role. He has a big role in the movie. Rest others fail to make any impact.

    Tech Departments

    Yuvan Shankar Raja has composed a few good tunes and his background score is apt. Santosh Sivan's cinematography is extraordinary and editing could have been a lot better considering the length of the movie. Director Lingusamy's screenplay loses grip in the second half. The narration could have been a lot better.


    Verdict: Surya's Anjaan is painfully lengthy and it is just an average movie in the end.

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