The mere mention of the name Vetrimaran invokes a sense of anticipation and assures quality delivery. Be it his direction or production. With Annanukku Jai, the director has passed on the mantle of wielding microphone to a debutant director, Rajakumar, and has taken the job of tallying accounts as a producer. The trailer of the movie stamped a decent portion of entertainment, as the movie assured to be a solid entertainer with a good tinge of humour and sturdy content.
Matta Shekar (Dinesh) is a common man who takes a political plunge and confronts with a powerful politician as part of his political life. It is only after that he witnesses a change in himself and his life due to the raise and change in his personal and professional lives.
How does his life change and how will he be able to tackle critical situations, form the rest of the movie!
Dinesh of the Attakathi fame is impressive, who scores distinction with his performance and expressions. He is adequate to the character and seems to be reliving the role for original. Mahima Nambiar is equally good despite not having a major role to play. RJ Balaji is good, which adds plus one to the movie.
The rest of the casting is okay, which neither gets stupendous nor forms to be a burden on the product.
Debutant director Rajakumar is stuffed with certain talent, as the screen treatment is impressive. The movie neither gets preachy, nor overboard in the name of entertainment. He has balanced the line of maintaining content and also offering entertainment to the audience. Music by Arrol Corelli is one of the highlights of the movie. His songs were already a winner on social media, which had added a good amount of hype to Annanukku Jai. Though the movie majorly seems to be on the positive side, the kind of appeal the movie commands is restricted to a certain section of the audience. The quotient of entertainment it offers is not practically everyone's cup of tea and thus, limiting its box-office prospects.
Cinematography by Vishnu Rangasamy and editing by GV Venkatesh go hand in hand and is adequate for the requirement. Vetrimaran as the producer doesn't seem to have restricted himself as the father of the movie, but also seems to have guided the captain of the ship with a certain level of guidance and inputs.
Annanukku Jai is a political satire movie, which is devoid of a typical commercial pot boiler. The movie offers good entertainment and a viewing experience to the audience.