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Vivegam / Vivekam – Movie Review

Verdict: “Thala Ajith, if not for this man, the movie is a strenuous watch!” 

Teaming up with ‘Siruthai’ Siva for the third time after an average fair with ‘Vedhalam’, Ajith Kumar’s “Vivegam” has been a letdown among the wider section of his hardcore fans. 

It’s too early to let out the plot of the movie, but the story fork over betrayal, back stabbing, and revenge. Yet another old template used with a different back story. 

Thala Ajith Kumar, this man has given more than he could for this movie. He has undergone a massive changeover in his physique and looks fitter than ever. Like always, he carries the burden of a repetitive plot on his shoulder and tries his level best to not make it look dreary. His gigantic screen presence was enough to make his fans go crazy. Though in the end, all in vain.

The love portions with Kajal in the first half looked refreshing and triggered emotions, but the same scenes in the latter half of the movie trigger vexation. Akshara Haasan could have chosen a movie which has more of an important role for her to do in her Tamil debut because she had hardly anything to do and would have appeared on screen for maximum 10 minutes. 

Vivek Oberoi as the baddie was another poor choice. Though he gave his best for the role, the villain’s character wasn’t sketched properly because for the most of the time he was all praise for the hero which was commendable for a while but not for throughout the whole movie. 

Getting a chance once again to direct a movie with Ajith, even after ‘Vedhalam’, Director ‘Siruthai’ Siva must have used the golden opportunity wisely, but failed terribly. With a plot which looks racy, yet with no new content, has made the film look uninteresting. The movie looked like a wasted opportunity. It was a pain to realize that Ajith’s blood and sweat have been not used properly. 

Anirudh Ravichander’s electrifying background score comes as a massive savior. He clearly understood the Mass of Ajith and has scored perfect BGM to match his charisma. Many thanks to Editor Ruben for making the movie crisp with his cuts otherwise the run time would have made everyone exhausted. Vetri’s cinematography is another positive of this movie. The visuals were spectacular and grand to watch on the big screen.

Finally, ‘Siruthai’ Siva’s ambition to make an international level thriller didn’t come out well. To the contrary of his idea, he has not made use of Ajith Kumar’s most honest and sincere hard work. 

The movie didn’t live up to the slightest expectation of Ajith’s fans, who have been waiting to see their matinee idol for almost two years and finally on the D-day they were offered with a very average movie. It was a pity to see the energy of the fans drop to a low level after Ajith’s introduction scene. 

It would be good if Ajith Kumar doesn’t give one more opportunity to this fellow. He should also break his streak of doing Police/Gangster movies and try out something different in his future films. 

My Rating – 2.25/5
Grade – C (It deserves your attention for a while!)
-By Nirmalraj aka AK  (@Nirmalraj2911)

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