Cast : Vikram, Amy Jackson, Suresh Gopi, Upen Patel, Santhanam, Ramkumar Ganesan and more
Editing : Llewellyn Anthony Gonsalves
Music : A.R. Rahman
Cinematography : P. C. Sreeram
Written : Shankar, Subha
Direction : Shankar
Production : Aascar Film Pvt. Ltd
Distribution : Aascar Film Pvt. Ltd
Vikram has given his 100%, as body builder and hunchback, he easily differentiates the two characters with different body language, expressions and dialogue delivery – simply wow! He speaks Chennai Tamil slang for bodybuilder role. Koonan character stays in our mind. Couple of best scenes are- the one, where Koonan meets Amy outside the temple. Another scene is the one when Lee meets the doctor after noticing the changes in his body, you can see the skinny vikram in this scene. There are no words to praise Vikram for his dedication. Hats off!
Amy looks so sexy and glamorous. Her performance is the best till date. Expressions could have been better in few scenes. She fights with Vikram in Chennai Tamil slang scene is an interesting one. Santhanam’s comedy has worked out only in parts, his role is more than a comedian in the film, which comes throughout and support Vikram’s role. Other main characters are Sureshgopi, Raamkumar, Upen Patel and a Transgender. Performance wise all did their part with ease. Perfect debut for Raamkumar. Main villain of the film is predictable. Watch out for the cameo from Powerstar.
A.R Rahman has composed the music for the film. All songs are already Chart-busters. Its treat to watch the songs on big screen. Starts with ‘Ladio’ as Amy’s intro and then North Madras bodybuilder’s song ‘Merisalayitten’ which has typical Shankar’s touch. Then third song ‘pookale..’ Picturized in beautiful locations across china. Second half starts with ‘Aila aila..’ again Shankar made it beautiful to watch with his innovative ideas and the final one is beast song ‘Ennodu nee irunthaal..’.
P.C.Sriram is another hero of the film is, wonderful cinematography, he did complete justice to the film. He has showed clear variations for hunchback’s character, bodybuilder role, the Chinese portions and in the fight sequences. Stunts are major positive, either the body builders fight or china fight or train fight, all are executed really well. Art work also needs special mention. Editing falls on a little weaker side.
Our captain of ‘I’ Shankar, he showed his creativity only in songs and not in the script. Predictable and lengthy screenplay. From a director like Shankar, obviously we expect something more than this. In I, you don’t find any suspense/surprise/twist. It falls under plain revenge drama. Dialogues are not catchy. Screenplay is highly predictable.
Dont miss the end credits – ‘Ennodu Nee Irunthaal..’ song. Its Vikram’s performance which lifts the film. Vikram deserves a special double applause for his dedication and hard-work.