Anjaan – Worth the hype?

Anjaan (Tamil) Movie Review:
Our Score: 22/50
Cast: Suriya Sivakumar, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Vidyut Jammwal, …
Music: Yuvan Shankar Raja
Direction: Lingusamy

AnjaanLingusamy is one dependable name in the Tamil industry because his films are always at least average grossers. Does he deliver a big hit this time?

The story is set in Mumbai, which was recently very well shot in Vijay’s “Thuppaki” and Ajith’s “Aarambam”. So the backdrops are very familiar. This is a gangster story, with Suriya playing dual characters. One brother comes in search of the other who is a feared don. There are a few twists and turns but the problem is every one of them is easily predictable.

Suriya shows good differentiation between the two characters. He fights with gusto, and looks supercool thanks to Santhosh Sivan. However, his efforts go in vain as there is no solid screenplay to support him. His voice for “EkDoTheen” sounds bad in the theatre though!

Samantha doesn’t have a huge role to play. She comes on screen looking cute as always, and dances well.

Vidyut Jammwal has a great screen presence but the way his character has been etched is unclear. Hence, his character goes almost unnoticed. His lip-sync is not perfect.

The supporting cast does a decent job.

Yuvan Shankar Raja disappoints big time. Not a single song is mesmerising. BGM also sounds similar to his own scores in the past.

Santhosh Sivan tries to save the movie but in vain. His shots are clear cut and brilliant. But a few shots remind us of his previous #Thuppaki.

Editing is okay.

Lingusamy has let us down by writing a very predictable screenplay for a not-so-strong script. His characterizations are weak as well. His previous gangster flick #Bheema can be rated higher than this one.

On the whole, a huge let-down, with good performance from Suriya and Santhosh Sivan!

Our Rating:

Script – 4/10
Performance – 7/10
Screenplay – 3/10
Music – 4/10
Direction – 4/10
Overall – 22/50

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