Many in the recent times claim Shankar to be a filmmaker with unconventional ideas, but he has been someone who has taken a very onionskin plots in hand in all his movies and yet conveyed them with best outputs. On the dot, a gripping screenplay, powerful punch of dialogues and the blend with top-notch technical quotients made them more emblazoned. Having been under making for three long years, Vikram’s I finally comes to the opening day as much Chiyaan Vikram fans curiously awaited and we bring you the exclusive review of this film.
The film opens with disfigured Vikram kidnapping Amy Jackson on the day of her marriage and keeps her confined in an unknown locality. What follows next is a rapid travel from past and present sequences of what actually happened to Vikram and his connection with Amy Jackson.
Director Shankar keeps loosening the knot one by one keep the audiences engrossed on the protagonist seeking revenge, but turns out to be a disappointment is that we already know the climax as the writing is too normal and predictable. The first half with a running length of 90 minutes is little dragging and albeit the rich technical quotients, there is a dearth of substantial narrative impact in the script. As the tale commutes to the second half, there is some hope and yes, the narration turns engaging with a climax that convinces everyone in the theatres.
Vikram is the showstopper and no words to appreciate his sweat and blood of work that he has exerted into this project. Unbelievably great and his super-exotic performance will surely win him incredible laurels and awards across Hindi, Tamil and Telugu industry. The scenes where he laments and undergoes a drastic disfigured look and the pathos lets our eyes moistened. Apparently, he is the only reason why ‘I’ would make a big time in the industry. Amy Jackson not only appears as a gorgeous belle, but has something more to perform than her previous films. Santhanam is okay with his hilarious lines and Power Star doesn’t appear throughout the film. Ram Kumar is ordinary in his performance, Suresh Gopi is okay with what he does and Upen Patel from Bollywood could have been utilized well.
Musical score by AR Rahman is brilliant and the background score is mind-blowing. Cinematography by P.C. Sriram is top-notch, though with many CG works and Grading.
Overall, I has some logical quotients missing, with hackneyed plot and predictable twists, but it’s Vikram’s performance and the technical elegance that overshadows these minuses.
Verdict: I belongs to Vikram