Hero Hero...Heraadhi Hero
Disclaimer 2: This is not a review. If you want a good one, please read Balaji's, KayKay's, Filbert's or HawkEye's.
Sivaji rocks big time! There is no other actor, and I mean NO ONE who can carry a movie with such style as Rajni does. Every frame is lit by Thalaivar's charisma and style. When he does his signature walk with the helicopter in the background, man it is just mindblowing! I almost lost my voice screaming "THALAIVAAA" throughout the movie, much to the amusement of The Mr who sat quietly and watched the movie.
Digression1: I still can't fathom how he can sit like that. The entire theatre was rocking as if a jolt of lightning hit them and screaming hoarse for the Teakada scene and this man sat quiet as if he was watching the ocean. Reminder to self: Said person is husband! Forgive him :p
Mottai Boss is the sexiest and handsomest I've ever seen Rajni look after 'Thambikku Entha Ooru'. My biggest gripe with Shankar was he didn't give Mottai Boss more screen time. Seriously, he just rocked the scene.
I loved the movie. One of the cleanest movies in a long time and it provided wholesome entertainment. Just the "Athiradee" and "Style" songs & Mottai Boss covered the ticket price, the rest were bonuses :)
If I wanna take cudgels against anyone, it would be Shankar and Sujatha for the screenplay and script. Who ever told them Rajni movies don't need a strong story? You don't need a complicated story yes, but even a simple story of revenge of a woman scorned can be elevated to Himalayan heights, if only it is water-tight and solid. Like Padayappa. And seriously he could have done away with that silly truck fight scene and it would have made the movie a li'l crisper in the second half.
Enna thaan sonnalum, Rajni padathula irukkara gethu vera entha padathukkum kidayathu.
If I may plagiarise Kamal's dialogue in PKS, "Rajni padam partha anubavikkanum, arayakoodathu" [If you watch a Rajni movie enjoy it, don't analyse it]