Starring: Ajith Kumar, Vivek Oberoi, Kajal Aggarwal, Akshara Haasan
Music by: Anirudh Ravichander
Edited by: Ruben
Production company: Sathya Jyothi Films
Produced by: Sendhil Thyagarajan, Arjun Thyagarajan
Written by: Siva, Kabilan Vairamuthu
Screenplay by: Siva, Kabilan Vairamuthu, Aadhi Narayana
Story by: Siva & Aadhi Narayana
Directed by: Siva
Tagline: Vivekam - Only for Thala Fans
Avg User Rating: 2.75/5
Kollywood star Ajith Kumar is back again with an action thriller Vivekam. After Veeram and Vedalam, director Siva teamed up again with Ajith for this interesting project. As it is the third project in this combo, the expectations have reached sky high. After the release of the trailer, the movie has created huge hype among the Telugu audience also. To know whether the movie reached the expectations or not? Is Ajith able to create a sensation in Tollywood?
Ajay Kumar (Ajith Kumar) works in the counter terrorist squad. He successfully finishes off 279 missions. But shockingly, he suddenly disappears during the 280th mission. After a long time, he again comes to limelight while putting an end to the international terrorist gang. From then, the counter terrorist squad started searching for him and they took the help of Ajay friends to find him. Ajith stays with his wife far away from this team and runs a hotel for their survival. At that time, he came to know about an international terrorist gang who are planning to do series of blasts across of the world and for this, they have planned to use plutonium weapons with the help of satellite technology. The rest of the story forms, how Ajay manages to stop this mission? Will he again join the squad? Why is he living a secret life with his wife? To get answers to these questions, one needs to watch the movie.
Vivekam is definitely of the high budget movie, that Ajith ever worked for. It is completely Ajith's one man show. He impressed the audience with his performance in action and emotional sequences. The audience can clearly witness the hard work and struggle of the actor.
Kajal also did a great job with her fantastic performance. She looks elegant and completely did justice to this role. Akshara Haasan played an important role in this movie. Though she did a small role but managed to steals the show. She proved her mettle once again with this movie. Vivek Oberoi gave one of the finest performance as an antagonist in this movie.
For this film, Ajith worked very hard. Since it is a high budget film in his career, Ajith worked very hard, and you can see his efforts in this film. The film Vivekam made equal to a Hollywood film. Action scenes in the film, stunts are not less than any Hollywood film. The film Vivekam mostly consists of action scenes, which might not entertain few people.
Ajith has a great fan following for his mass entertainer role. Since the film Vivekam shows Ajith in a different role, Ajith fans might not happy with the outcome of this film. Director Siva did a great job. He did everything he can to make this film blockbuster. Earlier, Ajith and Siva made two films which are blockbusters and made decent collections at box office. Vivekam is the third film in their combination and this film released with a lot of expectations.
Kajal Aggarwal did not have a dominating role in the film, however, her glamorous roles are perfectly curated to entertain all class audience. Vivek Oberoi acting as a villain makes this film unique and interesting. Apparently, on the first day, this film got a good response from the critics, fans and the audience. However, we have to wait few more days to know the performance of this film in theaters. Ajith and Siva looking for a hat-trick with this film. Hope this film makes decent collections at box office.
On a whole, the film is impressive only for Ajith fans.
Vivekam Technical team:
One should appreciate the guts of Siva for presenting this spy thriller on screen and for choosing a story with international terrorism as the main plot. Though he successfully presented this movie as Hollywood project but somehow failed to impress the audience. Ajith fans might feel disappointed as they didn't see their favorite star in a pukka mass role. The audience who loves to watch action movies will definitely love, but it is hard for the normal audience to accept this Hollywood range spy thriller. Anirudh's background score gave life to this movie. During some scenes, it elevates the story, particularly during the action and chasing sequences. Vetri cinematography is one of the biggest assets for this movie. The production values are top notch. Shiva direction definitely needs a pat on his back.
Vivekam Plus Points:
+ Background Score
+ Grand Visuals
+ Action Sequences
Vivekam Minus Points:
- Few Logic Less scenes
The film Vivekam is high in terms of technical values and less in terms of the content. Only for Ajith fans.
Review by Ram
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