What is bad:
After starting on an interesting note in the first half, the film slowly loses its steam and pace in the second half. The director shows Suriya as a 10 year old boy, but the sheer predictability of the story ruins the script. Villian’s role is not strong enough. The climax of the film is absolutely ridiculous, the kind which you would only expect in “Superman” movies! The entire second half is about tying the loose ends of the film and the director narrates everything in a hurry.
Story by Ramesh Khanna has all the ingredients for a commercial potboiler. Art by Rajeevan is good and the Costumes department deserves a special mention especially for the songs. Editing by Donmax is slick and crisp. Cinematography by Ganesh is wonderful especially in the beginning of the film and in the songs shot in Iceland and South Africa. Harris Jayraj has composed six soundtracks for the film and each of them has a style of its own. Director, K.S.Ravikumar who in the past has made films like Dashavatharam, starts on a good note in “Ghatikudu”. But the sloppy second half and a ridiculous climax takes the fun out of the film.
The film has almost all the ingredients for a commercial potboiler. Despite all that, K.S.Ravikumar sticks to his usual formula and delivers a predictable film. Most of the film has been shot in Kolkata, it would have been much better if more locations across Kolkata were used for the movie. Suriya’s action, Vadivelu’s comedy and Nayanathara’s glamour are the plus points for the film. However, a sluggish pace in second half and a bad climax takes the fun out of the film. Watch it only for Suriya, he dazzles in almost everything, acting, dancing and fights! It’s a rather silly, pointless film with ample thrills and comedy to keep you hooked onto the screen.