Movie Name: I (Hindi)
Cast: ‘Chiyaan’ Vikram, Amy Jackson, Santhanam, Upen Patel, Suresh Gopi, Ojas Rajani
Directed by: Shankar
Review by: Film Doctor
Ratings: * * *
I read just one or two favorable reviews about the film, I decided to watch the film in Cinema. And yes, The experience of watching this film in Cinema along with audience was a class itself. Leaving the movie’s language aside, It gave me a feel of Hollywood film.
The film is “Draggy” at a certain place according to me, But i feel it was a requirement of the content. The film most importantly also keeps you tight to the edge of your seats with it’s brilliant visuals.
Lee (Vikram) is a gym instructor in Chennai (Tamilnadu) who is in love with a model Diya (Amy Jackson) who he keeps seeing in magazines and on TV and on billboard. He has a dream to become Mr.Tamilnadu and he is successful in making his dream come true. There’s another Top Model John (Upen Patel) who always keep a bad eye on Diya and she keeps on rejecting his feelings. John plans to finish Diya’s career even with her last assignment for China. Diya who is very passionate towards her career request Lee to join her in this last modelling contract which may break her or make her. Surprisingly after the last assignment, Lee becomes the Top model of the country replacing John.
This forms the jealousy in John and he is out to finish Lee at any cost. Despite of some failed attempt, John schemes a very different yet dangerous revenge for Lee. What is that Dangerous and Different revenge? Does Diya knows about John’s intention? Will Lee live or he dies? The magnificent I has the answer to all!
Tamil actor Vikram is a show stealer with his superb and mind blowing performance. Bigg Boss fame Upen Patel surprises you with his acting skills and has done good justice with his part. Amy Jackson is good. Suresh Gopi, Ojas Rajani, Santhanam are amazing.Shankar knows his job very well as a writer and director both. He again proves that he can not only handle Social subjects but also handle Romance very authentically. Music of the film is good and has some nice filming of the all the songs. The Editing could have been little more sharp and tight by easily trimming down 20 minutes. The Camera work and Production Values are fantastic and stunning at the same time.
Despite of the dragging First Half, I successfully maintains the grip in the second hour with the required scientific explanation and the meaning off the title “I”. I is a film which is not to be missed especially to see how Indian Cinema is also capable of making it’s stand in the West.