Ajith Kumar, Nayanthara, Robo Shankar
There is no denying that 2017 was not a particularly good year for Ajith Kumar. He suffered a setback when Vivegam underperformed at the box office despite opening up to a good response. The film also failed to impress a large chunk of critics. Now, with 2017 in the past, ‘Thala’ is in the spotlight with its latest release Viswasam. The action drama hit screens today (January 10, 2018) with great fanfare. So, is the film worth the detour, let’s find out.
Viswasam revolves around an idol named Thookku Durai who lives with his family and is their pride. He’s a cool person and lives his life on his own terms. One day, he meets a female doctor who is visiting her region to attend a medical camp. Thookku Durai’s life changes after this encounter. The rest of the film deals with what the protagonist goes through when the doctor leaves him after a misunderstanding.
Viswasam features Ajith in a massy and desi avatar. Needless to say, he did the role full justice and proved himself to be Kollywood’s greatest mass hero. His confident body language is one of the highlights of his act and he elevates it considerably. He’s good in romantic scenes and even better in intense ones. It is indeed a good return from him.
Nayanthara is gorgeous and her chemistry with Ajith is awesome to say the least. Its natural elegance increases the impact of its performance. Robo Shankar and Vivek are also quite decent in his role and deliver what is expected of them.
Screenplay and production
Siva is someone who knows how to handle Ajith’s stardom and raise him to the big screen. Viswasam is a real testament to its capabilities. The film features a good block of flashback and adds a new dimension to the viewing experience. The entry scene and the rain fight sequence are a mass audience delight. While the viewing experience is overall good, the pace drops a number of points. Plus, the movie doesn’t really offer anything fresh. However, these drawbacks are masked by the superb father-daughter piece.
D Imman’s tunes are in tune with the festive spirit of Pongal. They stamp their feet and have a distinct desi favor. The background score increases the impact of the on-screen action, especially during action scenes. The other technical aspects were also dealt with very competently.
Ajith’s presence on screen
Solid background music
The rhythm drops in a few scenes
A little predictable
With its mass appeal and strong emotional connection, Viswasam is a good watch. The Thala army is bound to love him. Viswasam is a compelling film and it has a lot to offer viewers.