Vivegam Movie Review: Only for ‘Thala’ fans, but not for all!
The movie which had graced the screens here in Kerala this Thursday was Vivegam, the big budget Tamil movie starred by Thala Ajith and directed by Siruthai Siva. It is the 3rd venture of Siva with Ajith in the lead. They had given box office successes like Veeram and Vedhalam before. This movie Vivegam has been bankrolled by Sathya Jyothi Films and it was written by director Siva, Vairamuthu, and Aadhi Narayana together. Kajal Agarwal played the female lead in this flick and the antagonist in this movie has been played by Bollywood Star Vivek Oberoi.
The plot of this flick revolves around the character played by Ajith, named Ajay Kumar aka AK. He is a military agent and the best in the business. The film begins with a mission which reveals that AK is alive as everybody thinks that he is dead after his previous mission went wrong. AK is now back from the dead to take vengeance on the ones who betrayed him and that is what the film shows us from then on.
We have to say that Siva, as usual, tried to give a feast to the diehard fans of Ajith and there is nothing new in the plot. The screenplay was shabby and there were many loose ends in the plot as well. At many parts, the film is moving without any control or direction and it looks like Siva only focussed on the charisma of Ajith as a star. Even the dialogues were dramatic and how can people talk like this in normal life..? Even if we accept that this is a mass movie made for pure entertainment and of course to satisfy the fans, still how can one digest blunders like a wife singing while she is watching her husband fights with the villain. Logic is not there in any part of this film and blunders are plenty.
Still, there are some positive factors as well. The performance and screen presence of Ajith was too good. Action sequences were shot well and the background scoring from Anirudh was good too. Visuals given by Vetri were the soul of this movie and it’s his visuals which saved the movie from becoming a damped squib. Anirudh’s songs were decent but not great. Ruban had edited the flick. Even though he did a decent job, at times, the film dragged, mainly due to the earlier mentioned over dramatization in action and dialogues.
Vivek Oberoi was the best of the lot as he had given a stylish performance as the character named Aryan and his stylish avatar in a negative role deserves applause. Kajal Agarwal, Akshara Hasan, Karunakaran, Aarav Choudhary etc did their part in a decent manner and in fact, they did not have much to do in the movie.
In total, Vivegam is a complete Ajith Show and it is a one-time watchable movie for hardcore Ajith fans to see him in action. Otherwise, it will disappoint you if you go to the cinema halls expecting something brilliant from Siva- Ajith team.