Viswasam Movie Review
|Producer||T. G. Thiyagarajan
|Production company||Sathya Jyothi Films|
|Running Time||153 mins|
|Release Date||10th January 2019|
The awaited moment for Ajith Kumar fans has arrived on the big day as they didn’t get to see their matinee idol on the screens for almost one and half years. Viswasam marks the fourth time collaboration of Ajith Kumar and Siva after their consecutive movies Veeram, Vedalam and Vivegam. The film is produced by Sathya Jyothi Films with an ensemble star-cast including Nayanthara, Jagapathi Babu, Vivek, Thambi Ramaiah and many more prominent actors.
The story is set against the backdrops of village in Madurai, where we come across a freewheeling yet good hearted man Thooku Durai (Ajith Kumar). His life moves smoothly as ever and adding more happiness is his marriage with Niranjana (Nayanthara) and they are blessed with a baby daughter as well. However, situations take an unexpected turn, when Thooku Durai is to witness some unexpected moments in his life, where he has to combat few people to save his most-loved one.
It’s so nice to see that Siva has sketched her characterization with importance, where sometimes, even Ajith Kumar’s role is underplayed
Now here are certain things that we need to take into our consideration. As we have mentioned in one of our erstwhile reviews that Tamil cinema owns a special pattern, where each A-league actor become a ‘Genre’ themselves. So what’s special about Ajith Kumar’s Viswasam? His characterization of ‘Thooku Durai’ itself holds sumptuous entertainment. There is something more special about Siva’s treatment of screenplay and scenes. Say for instance the episode involving Ajith Kumar bringing out mother sentiment towards the person with arrack slightly brings emotions, but is followed by laughter instantly. Similarly, with the bunch of comedy actors like Robo Shankar, Vivek, Yogi Babu and others, add up best on these quotients. More than the witty lines ,the counter dialogues, particularly, the way he translates Tamil to English in a funny way will be an enjoyable treat for rural audiences. On the other hand, Thambi Ramaiah takes over the emotional aspects of Ajith Kumar. Nayanthara is at her best in performance; especially with her variations in showing up maturity in two different stages is good. In fact, it’s so nice to see that Siva has sketched her characterization with importance, where sometimes, even Ajith Kumar’s role is underplayed. But at the same time, he manages to bring ‘Hero’ power in one particular scene, where he overrules Nayan. The dialogues like “The one who loses to his wife never goes astray” will definitely win claps from his fans. When it comes to mass sequences, there are plenty, where fans will have their uttermost delightedness. Watch out for the scenes, where Jagapati Babu speaks in English about his property worth and he instantly says, “I didn’t even understand a single word” following which “Naan Modhanumnu Mudivu Pannitta”…. The scene where he gets into one of the baddies’ bedroom shuts him down is yet another instance of mass elements.
Of course, the action sequences are stunning, except for the ‘Cage Fight’, where we expect a lot as seen in the trailers
Of course, the action sequences are stunning, except for the ‘Cage Fight’, where we expect a lot as seen in the trailers, but it just ends with the protagonist naming different kinds of Tamil martial arts. But the toilet and rain fight are outstanding. But if you’re actually looking for the intense moments in the film, it’s the emotional connect between Ajith Kumar and Baby Anikha. The final moments between them will just leave our eyes moistened, especially when he repeatedly asks his daughter to say ‘Appa’. Jagapati Babu has done what is offered to him and even his antagonist shade doesn’t turn out to be larger than life role.
The songs by D Imman are okay kind and it keeps reminding us off his previous works. Somehow, with visuals and choreography, But the background score in few places are really worthy of appreciations, especially in the final moments.
One thing that makes us appreciate Viswasam is for the fact that Siva and his team have really strived to give a better film. While the pressures upon them could have been all about giving yet another mass Masala entertainer like Vedalam, especially after the mediocre results of Vivegam, they given the best when compared to their previous movies with Ajith Kumar. The message that is conveyed by the film “Let Children be Children… Don’t push them into your dreams (Parents) and force them to live your dreams.