Review: Bang bang boom boom, a whole lot of action, a pinch of romance and a little quirkiness here and there. Thuppakki will definitely not disappoint action fans.
Jagdish, played by Joseph Vijay, is a Defence Intelligent agent (a secret agent for the Indian Army) who has returned home to his family for a vacation. Like all South Indian families, the parents are in a hurry to get Jagdish married. Enter Nisha, played by Kajal Aggarwal. After a bit of ridiculous hustle and tussle between the two of them and other very unnecessary situations both of them fall in love with each other. A bomb explodes and Jagdish springs to work. He tracks down every sleeper cell agent (suicide bombers, terrorists and the likes) possible and kills them. The situation gets worse when the leader of the sleeper cell comes into the picture and begins to track down Jagdish. The whole movie turns into a cat and mouse game from then on.
The story is quite well written and the movie had some real good action sequences. Though on an overall basis, the execution of the movie could have been much better. The screenplay wasn’t very impressive. Some scenes and situations were completely uncalled for and utterly unrealistic. The soundtrack was very Hans Zimmer-ish, but it did fit the movie quite perfectly. Thuppakki was quite long (160 minutes approximately) and could have been cut slightly shorter. Fortunately, the movie was quite fast-paced and hence will keep the audience engaged despite the long run-time Kajal Aggarwal didn’t have much of a role to play, but she did act quite nicely. Vijay is one of the biggest superstars in the south, and he delivered like one too. The movie could have been brilliant if a few twists and turns were introduced.
Verdict: A fast-paced action movie that will keep the audience engaged.
Release date: Nov 13, 2012
Genre: Action, Thriller
Cast & Crew: Vijay, Kajal Agarwal, Jayaram, Sathyan , Vidyut Jamwal
Director: AR Murugadoss
Music: Harris Jayaraj
Length: 2 hrs 50 mins