|Release date: 13 Nov 2012|
|123telugu.com Rating : 3.5/5|
|Director : A.R.Murugadoss|
|Producer :Shobha Rani|
|Music Director : Harris Jeyraj|
|Starring : Vijay, Kajal Agarwal|
Vijay is a huge superstar in Tamil, but has a very nominal market in Telugu. He tried to venture into Tollywod with the film Snehitulu, but to his bad luck failed to capitalize. Now yet again, he is back with his Diwali release Thuppakki in the direction of creative genius Murugadoss. After some delay in its release, Thuppaki has manged to hit the screens today. Let’s see how it is.
Jagdish, who is a secret agent in Indian army comes to his native place during his holidays. His parents get him engaged to Nisha(Kajal Agarwal) and the couple start spending some quality time together. When everything seems to be going fine Jagish visits Mumbai. During his stay, a huge bomb blast occurs and Jagdish chases down the culprit and interrogates him severely. To his surprise, he comes to know that there are many more bombs that have been planted right through the entire city. Rest of the story is how Jagdish manages to chase down the other terrorists, and save the whole city from huge devastation.
Vijay is undoubtedly the major asset to the film. Unlike his mass image, he plays a mature character and carries it with ease. He plays his role with lot of conviction, and is terrific in the investigative scenes. His body language, comedy timing and look are perfect in Thuppakki. Though Kajal Agarwal has nothing much to do in the film, she complimented Vijay very nicely in the dances. Kajal is particularly good in the Google song.
Vidyut Jamwal is impressive as the bad guy. Scenes just before the interval involving the killing of terrorists, have been shot exceptionally well. Interaction scenes between the hero and the villain and the mind games associated with them, have been designed exceptionally. Some scenes in the pre-climax are worth a mention and make you stick to your seats.
Chemistry between Vijay and Kajal is completely lacking in this film. All the scenes, songs and romantic track sometimes cause a big hindrance to the film. Timing of the songs is also not up to the mark. The mass masala elements which the regular movie goer associates with a hero like Vijay is missing here.
The music of the film is pretty average. As the combination of Murugadoss and Harris Jayraj are known for some foot tapping music, it is completely missing from this film. Background score is pretty good and is exceptional in all investigation scenes. Santosh Sivan’s camera work is good. Screenplay is nice. Some scenes between Vijay and Kajal could have been completely chopped off to make this film more gripping. Vijay’s dubbing is apt and suits the nativity well.
On the whole, Thuppakki is one film which has everything going right for it. A stylish Vijay, some exceptional thrilling moments and edge of the seat action makes this film surely worth a watch. Finally, one can say that yet another Tamil hero has successfully managed to capture the hearts of Telugu audience.
123telugu.com Rating – 3.5/5
Reviewed by Ashok Reddy . M