What is bad:The first 40 minutes where the director crams in 2 fights and three songs and some silly and unnecessary comedy. The first half runs for close to 95 minutes and the second half for another 95 making the movie more than 3 hours long. The editing needed to be much tighter. Each fight lasts atleast 10-15 minutes and has more than 40-50 goons pouring out of the frame, it almost seems like the director forgot to say cut and the fight went on and on. The songs are well shot, but act as complete speedbreakers to the plot. Just when you think that the movie is picking up pace, a song comes up and interest levels plummet. Vishal should have ideally worked on making a good cop movie without the unnecessary commercial elements. The screenplay of the movie is not at all taut like it needs to be for a thriller.
Me Thinks: Vishal needed a much better director to handle the flick. He also needed a bigger heart so he could allow Upendra a slightly longer role which would have helped. The film is overtly long and fails to hold the interest of the audience. Poor fare at the box office. The much hyped Independence Day clash seems to have fizzled out!
Tailpiece: Vishal’s straight Telugu movie talk is all humbug. Charminar is shown in Chaderghat and the movie then cuts straight to an overbridge in Chennai. Tamil signs are visible all over. Scenes involving Nayantara have no lip sync and it seems like she is speaking Tamil. He better stick to Tamil movies which will anyway be dubbed.