Police stories with Arjun in the lead, promise plenty of entertainment for action-lovers. Joining the long list of movies that feature Arjun as gun-totting cop is 'Maasi', directed by Kicha.
The movie is about two gangs of baddies who want to reign in their supremacy in the city. But their hurdle is Maasi (Arjun), an encounter specialist.
Arjun carries the whole movie on his shoulders. He sports a very serious look all through. A battery of villains in the form of Pradeep Rawath, Ponnambalam, Kotta Srinivasa Rao and 'Dhool' Sakunthala form part of the script.
If one expects too many things from this action-flick, they would get disappointed. It has guns, bullets and encounters all through, but the filmmaker misses out on the plot.
The story is as old as the hill. An honest police officer Maasi aka Masilamani (Arjun) is determined to weed out criminals Naaga (Pradeep Rawath) and Nandha (Ponnambalam).
There is a gang war between them to gain control of the city. Maasi steps in and proves to be their hurdle in all their attempts. Sequence of events result in Maasi losing his wife and mother.
A determined Maasi now plans it differently. There is a twist in the tale which helps Maasi accomplish his task throwing aside the goonda-political-police nexus.
Arjun's imposing portrayal is good. His body language as a tough cop is worth a mention. His well-toned physique comes to his rescue. Two leading ladies Hema and Archana have no part to play in the film, where the major thrust is action.
Pradeep Rawath does a decent job. He oozes venom in his eyes. Ponnambalam and Kota Srinivasa Rao play clichÃ©d roles.
On the technical front, Boopathy's camera is bright capturing action blocks well, while Dhina disappoints with his musical score.
Produced by Kovai Mani, Kicha's 'Maasi' begins on a brisk note to lose steam as it progresses. Had the sequence of events had some coherence, the film would have been more engaging.