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‘Action’ Movie Review: Too Much Action, Too Little Plot

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Cast: Vishal, Tamannaah, Ramki, Chaya Singh, Yogi Babu, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Akansha Puri, Kabir Duhan Singh, Vincent Ashokan

Director: Sundar C

Music Director: Hiphop Tamizha Aadhi

Watch a long ‘Mountain Dew’ TV commercial and you’ll get an idea of what the latest Vishal starrer is like. The film could have easily been called Action Overdose, because there was nothing in the movie that could be termed plausible.

Let us also not forget the director’s penchant for objectifying the female leads — this film is another feather in that repulsive cap.

A Pakistan-based terror plot to assassinate the Chief Minister’s son and political heir apparent (Ramki) is successful, and what follows is the brother’s (Vishal as Subash) revenge. He takes the help of his army coursemate, Dia (played by Tamannaah).

The incredibly long narrative, filled with expected twists in the tale, bores you completely. Only the action sequences and Yogi Babu’s performance as ‘Crack’ Jack garners some laughs.

Action Movie Stills Starring Vishal, Tamannaah
Action Movie Stills Starring Vishal, Tamannaah

I tried to find some redeeming features in the movie, but came up short. The dialogues by Badri were stale and commonplace, not to mention the really unbearable English lines.

Unnecessary songs at important instances, with heroines adorned in skimpy clothes are key elements of all Sundar C movies. The director believes that these are for the masses, but some movie goers actually dread these songs, sir.

Despite the many flaws in the film, and just how terribly the heroines are used in the song sequences, in the actual film itself, they have a part to play. Vishal and Tamannaah make the film bearable with their performances, while Akansha goes over the top in many instances.

Super Deluxe fame Ashwanth has a disappointing outing here. Chaya Singh was quite good in her role as the widow.

Chaya Singh At The 'Action' Press Meet
Chaya Singh At The ‘Action’ Press Meet

The dubbing engineer has worked the most among all of the technicians in the film. He has managed to fill up the film with as many dialogues as possible, but sadly this doesn’t make Action any better.

The VFX and CG department needed to stepped up their game. The more-than-obvious effects in the film were quite grating. The background score by Hiphop Tamizha Aadhi helps the film a lot, though he follows the tried-and-tested formula for all the songs.

Watch the Action trailer here:

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