So after all the hype and hoopla, Vijay's 'Thuppakki' is out for the people's verdict. The final product from A R Murugadoss has taken some time to get delivered, owing to various hurdles it encountered en route, but has hit the target in a stylish and sophisticated manner.
There were numerous speculations as to what part Vijay would be playing. Finally, he is an Army officer, who is keen to taken on the terrorists head-on. 'Thupakki' was projected as a stylish action story and that is how it turns out to be.
Jagadish (Vijay) is an Army captain who is in Mumbai on a vacation. Besides enjoying the company of his family which includes his parents and sisters, he is on a mission.
All that Jagadish wants is to root out 'sleeper cells' that are attempting to terrorise Mumbai's prominent localities by bombing them.
In the meantime, he also has a beautiful love episode (thanks to Kajal Agarwal).
Vijay does everything in a stylish manner on screen, especially in the role of the 'Captain' and goes about his job of hammering the baddies with aplomb while romancing Kajal and the songs (by Harris Jayaraj) send the heart-beats racing. However, Harris seems to have missed out on the BGM.
Vijay combines charm and grace well on screen. He looks at his stylish best. Be it peppy dancer number or scenes where he had to use his muscles, he does it with such ease.
He is both urban and cerebral in the movie. Playing the role of a macho-man demands a trim physique, which he he has got exactly right.
Kajal Agarwal has tried her hands at humour and it comes out well for her. The initial encounter scenes between her and Vijay have interestingly been conceived. She utilised the opportunity well and a song sequence involving her and Vijay on sports field has come good and sure to take Kajal places.
Vidyut Jamwal matches up to the suave Vijay in looks and mannerism. As a brain behind the terror to be unleashed in Mumbai, he gets the right serious look. Jayaram proves that he has not lost any of his versatility and shines in the role with a lot of humour set apart for him while Sathyan, whose stock is rising after the 'Nanban' show manages to evoke a few guffaws with his antics.
Santosh Sivan's cinematography elevates the movie to a new level. He has given two colours to the movie and the actions scenes are a treat to watch. The lush locales of Mumbai suburbs and the hot chase besides the encounter scenes have been canned well. He adds more class and gloss to the content.
On the whole, Murugadoss has packaged 'Thuppakki' in such a manner that Vijay's mass image keeps the film afloat and he has ensured that there is everything for a (Vijay) fan to look forward to.
It is more like a marriage of Murugadoss and Vijay kind of films that ends up giving birth to a cerebral stuff with action, fun and what not.