Wagah Tamil Movie Review
Direction & Writer : G. N. R. Kumaravelan
Producer : M. Balavishwaanathan
Cast : Vikram Prabhu, Ranya Rao
Music : D. Imman
Cinematography : S. R. Sathish Kumar
Editor : Raja Mohammad
Production company : Vijay Bhargavi Films
Running Time : 131 mins
Nothing seems to be greatly done with Wagah and it’s turning out to be a complete unjust to the title, which had a depth of intensity, but goes completely irrelevant with the film’s plot and narration. With the brand ‘From the National award winning filmmaker’ involved in the movie, we could surely sense there could be something more appealing out here, especially with a love story interwoven in the backdrops of love story between a Tamil boy and a Pakistani girl. But everything goes deplorable with a much conventional plot that hundred flicks have stereotypically conveyed over the years.
Vikram Prabhu’s has never approved of his father’s business at provision stores and reluctantly makes an escape plan by joining Border Security Force. Landing up at Kashmir, he immediately falls in love with a Pakistani girl dwelling there. As they bond well with a beautiful relationship, situation turns adverse, when she along with country people are insisted to move back into Pakistan… With an unconditional love and with gesture of giving her protection, Vikram Prabhu secretly accompanies her and during this act gets trapped by Pakistani military. It’s a beaten up black and blue situation for Vikram Prabhu stuck in hell and his only desire now is REDEMPTION and LOVE.
Wagah isn’t just a place on the maps, but holds an emotional pact with everyone as the congenial friendship between two countries, where the exchange of greetings at the border gates are one of the splendid moments we get to see in real life. But then, there doesn’t occur any such sequence here and all that GNR Kumaravelan does is about focusing on an action packed sequences. It is worth mentioning that stunt episodes are very well choreographed and cinematographer deserves tons of appreciations for capturing the most esthetical essence of Kashmir. Imman’s background score works out in few places, but the songs are annoying to the core, where it hampers the deplored screenplay to furthermore extent.
The screen presence of Vikram Prabhu and Ranya Rao is pretty groovy and both of them have done what is completely required for the role. Others in the cast and crew have just done their apt works, but their characterizations are feeble.
The biggest question that arises by the end of show is that how could a National award winning filmmaker so carelessly craft a tale that rather carries a timeworn plot and nothing much to impress screenplay