Vikram Prabhu's Wagah, a cross-border love tale, directed by Kumaravelan of Haridas fame released today in theatres all over Tamil Nadu. Continue reading our movie review to know what Wagah has to offer.
Vikram Prabhu joins Indian army just because he thinks serving the nation will bring to him his most favourite drink (liquor) at a cheaper price!
After joining the army, he feels bored and doesn't find the inspiration to protect his own country. Then of course, he falls in love with a Pakistani girl, who visits her grandfather residing in Kashmir.
Vikram crosses the border while trying to drop his girlfriend off in Pakistan and is imprisoned by Pakistani soldiers at an illegal camp.
The hero suddenly becomes patriotic and once again saves the day!
While Vikram is convincing as the guy who puts liquor and love above his country, his sudden transformation to save India is rather hilarious.
With poor lip-sync and naive acting skills, actress Ranya Rao is a serious mismatch. Even her gorgeous appearance fails to distract one from noticing the flaws in her performance.
Karunaas, Ajay Rathnam and Sathyan have done their respective bit well, which saves the blushes in the acting department.
It is hard to comprehend what the director wanted to convey; A patriotic film or a movie that depicts an army man's personal interest.
Had the director stood by his own belief to deliver a movie that talks about a soldier's human emotions and his delinquency, it would've been a completely different movie. But that's not the case here.
Imman's songs and background score too, falls on the wrong side of things. The only saving grace in the technical department comes in the form of Sathish Kumar's cinematography.
Wagah is a half-baked product that ends up being unintentionally funny.