Critic's Rating: 17/5
Wednesday 22 October 2014
Vishal, Shruti Haasan, Satyaraj
Poojai is another Hari made formula movie with a larger than life hero, large supporting cast of family members, loyal servants and villains. The milieu is Coimbatore and follows the director?s regular template in filmmaking.
It has hero and his large family of mother, sister, Chittapa?s, Anni?s and other assorted people who live off the rich family.The villains are loud and boorish, and the heroine a mod girl falls for our hero?s machoism, the props are there to give the rich look to the film.
Vasu (Vishal), is a guy who due to some misunderstandings has come out of his rich joint family headed by his mother (Radhika Sarathkumar), and sets up a money lending business. D alias Divya (Shruthi Haasan) a modern girl falls for his good nature and sings a few songs with him in exotic foreign locations. A businessman and a contract killer, Anna Thandavam (Mukesh Tiwari), rubs Vasu the wrong way and bitter battle erupts.
There isn't one quiet moment in Poojai and all essential commercial elements are mixed in the narration. It means fights followed by comedy, emotion, glamorous songs, hero-heroine romance and back to long drawn out chases, action and eardrum-shattering background music.
Vishal is terrific as the one-man army and Shruthi Haasan looks glamorous especially in the song sequences. Mukesh Tiwary creates a fear as the rutless villain, while Soori as comedian shines along with a supporting cast of Satyaraj, Radhika Sarath, Prathap Pothen, Thalaivasal Vijay, Jayaprakash, Kousalya, Sitara, Pandi and Imman Annachi.
Yuvan Shankar Raja?s music is nothing to talk about. Priyan?s camera is stylish. The first half of the film is quite enjoyable, while the second half and climax feels long. There are some nice scenes, but the predictable story tires you out eventually. The fight scenes look repetitive and some of the comedy tracks featuring the trio-Soori, Pandi and Imman Annachi test your patience.
On the whole it is a typical Hari mass entertainer, though this time he has not got the mix in the right proposition.
Verdict- Run Of Mill