Thuppakki Movie Review
Director: AR Murugadoss
Music: Harris Jayaraj
Cast: Vijay, Vidyut Jamwal, Kajal Aggarwal, Sathyan
The director has made a complete entertainer that blends with Vijay’s mass image with just a little logic missing at some places in the script. The cinematography of Santhosh Sivan and editing of Sreekar Prasad are feathers in the cap for Thuppaki!! Jagdish (Vijay), an army captain, is back in Mumbai for a holiday to be with his parents and two sisters. They want him to get married and finds a bride Nisha (Kajal Aggarwal) for him.
After the usual cinematic style the couple fall in love. Meanwhile Jagadish an intelligence officer in the military choose himself on a mission to crack down on terrorist sleeper cells in Mumbai. How Jagadish moves around as an ordinary person using his intelligence in the correct measure and tracking down the terrorist in his own unique way forms the rest of this commercial entertainer. One of the major plus points of the film is the stylish manner in which Vijay has portrayed his undercover military intelligence officer.
Vijay has made the character believable though the character is on a ‘Mission Impossible’ trip. Vidyut Jamwal as the villain is menacing and has done a superb job. One of the major reason why the film works is because the villain is given due importance by the director and is as brainy as the hero. The game played between Vijay and Vidyut makes the film running at a good pace. One of the best scenes in the movie is how Vijay takes on a dozen sleeper cells single handed and make it look convincing.
The climax fight scene is also awesome as he confronts the villain for the first time. Kajal Aggarwal looks good and her romantic scenes with Vijay are very warm . Sathyan as a cop is adequate as Vijay’s friend while Jayaram as his senior officer in the army is a scream. The comedy scenes are hilarious and is in line with the script Harris Jayaraj has delivered some good music and great background score that moves with the script.
"enkoru girl friend venumey" of Boys and MEET MY MEET MY GIRL FRIEND by sounds similar but the song is a ravaging hit among the masses, not to forget that Vijay has crooned his voice for this song. Santosh Sivan has made the film in digital and the way he has shot Mumbai’s locations and the overall look and feel is fantastic. Prasad’s high speed editing in action sequences are outstanding.
A good job by AR Murgadoss for coming out with this film which entertains the audience and misses logic at instances such as an SI working like a driver for Vijay and not reporting on his duty, not informing the police dept about the massive bomb blast happening at mall in heart of the city. Vijay as an Army officer and DIA taking law in hand and not updating to any higher ops cannot happen in any Democratic country there by missing a real logic to keep up the Heroism.
AR Murugadoss and Vijay have come out with a complete package. ARM has broken Vijay's image of being a local pokiri style mass by bringing out his Mass Image in a sophisticated character. Thuppakki is a perfect Diwali entertainer. Definite watch for Vijay's performance and a brilliant screenplay. Job Well Done.