Aditya Arunachalam (Rajinikanth) is a badass upright commissioner of police in Mumbai who does not go by the rule book. The film begins with various news reports saying Aditya has become mad and his rampage encounter missions continues in the city. When a human rights officer summons him, Aditya threatens her and makes sure that she sends a positive report to her superiors. In a dance party where Aditya is also present with his daughter Valli (Nivetha Thomas), he is asked by his superiors to clean the Mumbai city as the reports on child trafficking, illegal drug deals and other nefarious activities are on the rise. Aditya nabs the young drug mafia head Ajay Malhotra (Prateik Babbar) and he is put in Nasik jail. But during a random inspection, Aditya finds that a proxy has replaced Ajay in the prison. In a neatly sketched operation, Aditya kills Ajay and there comes the twist as he is the son of the most wanted international criminal Hari Chopra (Suniel Shetty) who killed several cops by burning them in a staged fire accident. Aditya wants to capture Hari who has now killed Aditya's daughter in a planned car accident. What happens later forms the crux of the story.
Whenever a Rajinikanth film releases, the film trade specially is in an exciting mood as there is no other superstar than Rajinikanth who takes such an unprecedented opening. The 5 am shows in Arora Cinema, Kings Circle , Mumbai saw a crowd of over 5000 people thronging to enter the cinema hall which has a capacity of only 800 seats. In Chennai, the opening was historic with all the shows drawing Housefull on Day 1. the film has been released in a record 7,000 screens.
The film has a routinely written script but it is tailor made for the superstar Rajinikanth whose crores of fans like him to watch in his action image. Director A.R.Murugudoss who has given plenty of hits like GHAJINI, RAMANNA and TUPPAKI in Tamil is in splendid form once again. He has given the crores of Rajini's fans, the money's worth of entertainment. The first half of the film is quite enjoyable due to the style and swag of Rajinikanth. But the second half has some loose ends.
Performancewise, Rajinikanth tops. Nayanthara has precious little to do, but carries her small role with grace and dignity. Nivetha Thomas has some fine moments and she makes her presence felt. Suniel Shetty is a surprise packet as the drug mafia. Prateik babbar is okay. The rest are adequate. Musically, very good. But the songs will become more popular in the South languages only. Dubbing is perfect. Camerawork( Santosh Sivan) is excellent. Editing( A.Sreekar Prasad) is perfect. Production and technical values are very good. The publicity was good.
Banner: Lyca Productions
Producer: Alliraah Subaskaran
Music: Anirudh Ravichander
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