Anti Suriya fans are giving very poor reviews. Suriya fans and most of the critics are PRAISING the movie. So, here goes your Common Man Review.
First of all, I want to clarify that movie is not INSPIRED or COPIED from Hollywood (Stuck On You) or Thai Movie ( Alone / Charulatha).
Take a Bow Mr. K.V Anand.. Story of the movie is really good and you make us believe that we are actually watching real conjoined twins in the screen. Visual effects team, editor Anthony and especially cinematographer Soundararajan have really helped you a lot by giving their best. Initial Scenes with Rettai Kathirae song had lots of cute moments in it and will make the audience watch each and every scene with full concentration.
Let's see the story of this movie. It is about Conjoined Twins - Akhilan and Vimal. Akhilan is Ajith Fan while Vimal is Vijay Fan. So, you can judge that though they have one heart, their thoughts are different. One of them dies during the interval and how the other brother takes revenge forms the second half of the movie. Having said this, it is not a usual revenge story. There are lots of twists in this film which makes it an UNUSUAL revenge Story
Akhilan, Ajith fan steals the show in the first half. What a performance by Suriya. There is no doubt that he is one of the BEST ACTORS in INDIAN cinema and he will achieve a lot in the future. We can see his hard work in each and every frame of the first half.
Kajal Agarwal really looks cute in the movie and had done her job well. Sachin Khedekar as Suriya's dad is really a great selection by the director.
At the end of the first half, both Akilan and Vimal will capture your heart. Interval fight scene is AWESOME. Whoever watches the movie will praise that scene. There is no doubt in it. I am also quite sure that whoever watches the movie will really like the First Half. Second half?
Second Half of the movie starts really well but doesn't travel in proper direction after few minutes. Especially 20 - 25 minutes at the end are really boring and will test even Suriya fan's patience. Having a wonderful story, great actors and technicians, K.V. Anand had failed miserably by giving a very much predictable climax which we are seeing in Tamil Cinema for last 20 years.
Harris Jeyaraj songs are already HIT. But, I felt the songs were very average as it is almost similar to his earlier movies. But, picturisation of the songs were really good. Harris background music especially in the second half was bad (as bad as 7 am Arivu BG Music)
Director K.V. Anand is really an intelligent maker. First half of the movie clearly shows that he has huge talent and potential. By making the lead actors as Ajith & Vijay fans, he has tried to grab the attention of other actor fans and it has really worked a lot. He criticizes himself in the movie for keeping a song after dead scene in "Ko". He has done the same in this movie too, but it is actually needed for this movie.
I would give 3.5 / 5 for the first half of the movie and just 2.25 / 5 for the second half of the movie basically due to boring 25 minutes and predictable climax.
Hence, overall rating for the movie is 2.8 / 5 which means it is not an average movie and doesn't fall under above average category too.
It is not a MUST WATCH Movie, but can be watched once as it is a VISUAL TREAT.