Kollywood superstar Vijay who has been trying to make a mark in Tollywood came with Thuppakki under the direction of AR.Murugadoss. Kajal Agarwal is coming along with him in the film tuned by Harris Jeyaraj. Let us see whether Vijay hit bulls eye with Thuppakki.
Intelligence Officer in Army,Jagadish(Vijay) who gets married to Nisha(Kajal Agarwal) while holidaying at his native place, unravels a shocking truth while on Mumbai. When he nabs and interrogates a culprit who was responsible for bomb blast, he finds out much to his disbelief that entire Mumbai has been planted with bombs. How Jagadish saves Mumbai from impending danger should be enjoyed on big screen.
Vijay’s performance is excellent and he shed some of his mass image to play the role of intelligence officer to perfection. His performance during investigation and comedy scenes connects well with people. Kajal Agarwalis gorgeous and good looking though she did not get any chance to perform. Vidyut Jamwal as villan showed his growing stature in the industry. Other actors acted according to the script.
AR.Murugadoss this time stuck to Vijay’s mass image in Kollywood and made the film with out experimenting much. Songs and their placement have lot to be desired. They broke the continuity in the film. Romantic feel between Vijay and Kajal Agarwal and their love track is not perfectly tuned. Otherwise Murugadoss complimented Vijay’s mass style with his directorial talent.
Chemistry between Vijay and Kajal Agarwal is completely lacking in this film. All the scenes, songs and romantic track sometimes cause a big hindrance to the film. Timing of the songs is also not up to the mark. The mass masala elements which the regular movie goer associates with a hero like Vijay is missing here.
Production values are good but Harris Jeyaraj’s music is just average. Back ground music is good and Sangeet Sivan’s cinematography is beautiful.Editing could have been better.
Thuppakki will appeal to movie lovers who like action cum spy thrillers. Vijay finally seems set to show ‘V’ sign.
3.5 out of 5