Viswasam - Movie Review

‘Viswasam’ cannot be whole heartedly accepted to be sports movie but can be as a family entertainer!

Reviews 10-Jan-2019 8:55 PM IST Top 10 Comments

Directed by : Siva
Starring : Ajith Kumar Nayanthara
Music by : D. Imman
Cinematography : Vetri
Edited by : Ruben
Production company :Sathya Jyothi Films

After ‘Veeram’, ‘Vedhalam’ and ‘Vivegam’, Ajith’s ‘Viswasam’ has been much expected on screens such that it has been revealed that it will be a family entertainer through the exclusive stills from this film which had been sneaked out with a peppy number of folk songs whereas it has been much excited to watch Thala in black hair color after a long time. Stated to be a mass entertainer through the buzz which had been spreading around, let this review give you an idea whether Ajith’s ‘Adchithooku’ is bang or an expected story!

Synopsis:

Thookudurai (Ajith) is a rough and tough person who handles everything with violence but has great emotions towards his large family. He remains single such that his life runs with a painful separation from his wife (Niranjana - Nayanthara) because of a conflict which had happened 10 years before involving his daughter, Swetha. In order to unite with his family he goes to Mumbai where he finds his daughter who wishes to succeed in an athletic contest, who seems to be in danger because of a businessman (Jagapathi Babu) who wanted to be in ‘No.1’ position in everything. How Thookudurai saves Swetha? Will he join back with his family? Will Swetha succeed in her ambition? How the story is revealed with lot of mass moments and fights? Emotional climax of ‘Viswasam’ tells out the touching ‘Love Live and happy ending’!

Analysis:

Seems to deliver the style of ‘Veeram’ with white dhoti and white shirt, Siva has delivered a smooth emotional instances but have maintained the mass scenes with a slight lag such that Ajith’s aged look (especially his tiring eyes, which makes us think twice “If he was the ‘Kaadhal Mannan’ before decades”) has been the main minus of the movie. On the other hand, he has worked so much with emotions of ‘father and daughter relation’ while he has made us remind GVM’s ‘Yennai Arindhal’ movie then and there. However flowing with flashbacks in first half with unwanted dialogues and characters, and ineffective mass sequences, the second half seems to be smooth but with expected climax. Overall crews’ work is descent but had more ups and downs of level in D Imman’s musical compositions. Cinematography of Vetri seems to be good throughout second half with more fights, seemed to confuse with various emotions of characters which can be trimmed in the second half while editing done by Ruben.

Performance:

‘Thala’ being an ultimate star (earlier to be a ‘Kaadhal Mannan’ and ‘Don’) has tried showing transitions in his performance in ‘Viswasam’ such that it feels like it would have been still more better if his weight and tiring face is avoided in some abruptly established scenes. Having the second half mostly with the aged look, Ajith’s work in dance has been tremendously executed in the song sequences. Nayanthara, performing the role of Niranjana, being an educated lady who scares of losing her daughter because of her husband’s violent attitude, has travelled throughout the movie without boring even in one scene. However, all the remaining comedians, Yogi Babu, Robo Shankar, Thambi Ramaiah, Kovai Sarala and Vivek has been trying to fill all the lags with wits in between, it seemed to be stuffing with so much involvement of cast along with the huge family characters throughout. Last but not the least; ‘Yennai Arindhal’ girl has as usual performed well with the cute emotional dialogue delivery till the climax.

What works?

1) Sentiments

2) Cinematography

What doesn’t work?

1) Usual story

2) Songs

On the whole, ‘Viswasam’ is a normal emotional movie but will create confusions if it is a ‘mass entertainer’ or a ‘family entertainer’ or a ‘sports movie’.

Verdict:

‘Viswasam’ cannot be whole heartedly accepted to be sports movie but can be as a family entertainer!

Ratings: 5/10

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