|Sarathkumar, Shriya, Goundamani|
However the film which had all ingredients that make a commercial masala, throws it away, due to lack of a good script. It is a tale of dad-daughter bonding and is largely based on the French thriller Wasabi featuring Jean Reno.
Jaganathan (Sarath Kumar) is a ‘Dirty Harry’ style cop, who using unconventional methods is able to keep Chennai city free of criminals. One day he comes to know his ex-wife Ilavarasi (Srisha) has died in a car accident in Australia.
So our grim faced cop goes down under and discovers that he has a daughter Monisha (Shriya) and he has to take care of her from the bad guy an international criminal Hamid Ansari, an old foe! And assisting him is an Australian cop Man in Black (Goundamani), of Tamil origin!
The major plus point of the film is that it is only 2 hours, and the camera work of RD Rajasekhar is scintillating. Music of Rafi is nothing much to hum about. The action scenes are superbly choreographed especially the quick and fast movements of Sarath in the fight in the mall.
Sarath Kumar with his macho tough look carries the film on his shoulders, while Shriya Saran as the spoiled brat is adequate. Srisha can’t emote while Goundamani is a scream.
The director tries to infuse the proceedings with an overdose of emotion and sentiments, which fails to work. The film has style with no content and ends up as half-baked.
Verdict- Run of the mill