Yuganiki Okkadu is a big budget film with the present day coming face to face with a historical incident.
World renowned archeologist Chandramouli (Prathap Pothan) disappears while working at a particular area.which was once ruled by the Chola Dynasty.
Anitha Pandiyan (Reema Sen) is appointed by the Government to search for the missing archeologist. She is accompanied by a group of government officials, Dr. Lavanya (Andrea Jeremiah) daughter of Chandramouli, an army commando troupe lead by Ravisekharan (Azhagam Perumal) and a group of porters lead by Sugumaran Muthu (Karthi Sivakumar),
In 1279 AD, when the decimation of the Chola dynasty seems imminent because of the invasion by the Pandya King, the Chola prince is sent away along with some citizens to a secret place to hide. This is the same place where archeologist Chandramouli disappeared in the present times.
Anitha, Dr. Lavanya, Ravisekharan and Muthu are on a voyage to an island Mingua where they are faced with the seven traps laid by the Cholas: sea creatures, cannibals, warriors, snakes, hunger, quick sand and a village full of black magic. Then they find a primitive tribe of Tamils ruled by a king (R. Parthiban) who belonged to the Chola dynasty.
The discovery this tribe leads to a different level of encounter that leads to an interesting clomax.
Karthi Sivakumar is very good in his role. Reema Sen and Andrea justify their meaty roles. Azhagam Perumal is effective as the army commander. Parthiban as the tribal king is convincing.
By connecting modernity, history and mythology in the story director Selvaraghavan delivers a film with epic proportions with lots of special visual effects. Some scenes are very thrilling. The war scenes are very effective. Music is pleasing. Cinematography and sound design are good. The production values are very high.
Yuganiki Okkadu is worth watching for the lavish presentation, the special visual effects and an interesting style of presentation.
The Cast and Crew
Karthi Sivakumar, Reema Sen, Andrea Jeremiah, Parthiban, Prathap Potzhan, Azhagam Perumal, and others
Art : T. Santhanam
Music: G.V. Prakash
Visual Effects : Prime Focus
Editing: Kola Bhaskar
Associate Director : Aishwarya Dhanush
Produced By : R. Ravendran
Story, screenplay & Direction: Selvaraghavan
3 out of 5
Review by Deen Kumar
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