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Ji
Banner:NIC Arts
Cast:Ajith, Trisha, Vijaykumar, Charanraj, Venkat Prabhu, Ilavarasu Manivannan, Krishnamurthy, Arun, Vamsi, Pawan and Vinod Kumar
Direction:Lingusamy
Production:S S Chakravarty
Music:Vidyasagar

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Ji - Politically correct

IndiaGlitz  [Saturday, February 12, 2005]
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After a gap of almost two years, director Lingusamy is back with Gi with Ajith playing the lead role. Lingusamy shows that despite the gap in between his films, he has not lost his touch or ability.

Helping him in this cause is Ajith who comes up with a bravura performance as his role has ample scope for fun, frolic and many others.

The film in fact is a Ajith special and is all about the mess that our political system is in and how righteous students can really make a difference if they put their minds to it. It is a serious message told within the dramatic matrix of a hardy masala movie.

Lingusamy known for racy stuff like Run has just continued his good run and seems to have succeeded in his mission to satisfy the movie buffs rendering a mass film.

The entire story happens in sensitive town of Kumbakonam. The backdrop is as important as the story as the director has managed to weave in some contemporary happenings.

Vasu (Ajith), a final year college student is happy go lucky. But he is forced to contest elections in the college after being persuaded by his friends (Venkat Prabhu and Arun).  He, however, incurs the wrath of the local MLA Varadharajan (Charanraj), whose son studying in the college, contests the elections too.

Following threats, Vasu backs out from the polls and eventually Charanraj's son gets elected.

In the course of events, the MLAs gang attacks Vasu and his friends. It's here that Vasu's father (Vijaykumar) advises the students to take a plunge in politics and teach the bad apples like Varadharajan a lesson.

Taking cue from his words, Vasu does indeed take the plunge in politics with the backing of  college students and even files nomination for the Assembly election in Kumbakonam constituency.

Varadharajan is naturally annoyed and angry at the presumptuousness of Vasu and tells him to back off from the elections. But a relentless Vasu goes ahead with his plans. The rest is a sequence of events by which Vasu wins the admiration  of masses and succeeds in getting elected as an MLA.

Unfortunately, Varadharajan, unable to digest the defeat, plays a trick and burns a primary school and Vasu is blamed for the death of innocent children. He gets sentenced to seven years rigorous imprisonment.

After serving the term, Vasu comes out of prison only to take revenge on Varadharajan. It's a happy ending with Ajith holding the hands of his lover Trisha, too.

The movie has punch line dialogues and fierce stunt sequences too.  A typical Ajith film, and he is indeed strength of the movie.

Ajith, after a string of mediocre films, seems to have got the pulse of the audience right this time playing the role of a angry young man. Be it a romantic lover boy or a that of a student politician, he does get the method and modulation perfection with ease and elan. His dance movements too deserve a special mention. Ajith, in the first half, has played subtle while towards the second half oozes action. He has an undoubted screen opresence and rises above the script and story.

Trisha looks good not just in the song sequences, but also has acted well in the limited role she has in the context of things.

Charanraj playing the MLA has done justice to his role. Venkat Prabhu playing Ajith's friend has played his part well.

The cast also includes Visu, Manivannan, Ilavarasu and Rajesh. The songs by Vidyasagar add strength to the movie.

Lingusamy should be appreciated for giving a movie with pulsating sequences. He has infused the script with all the right ingredients and keeps the tempo of the narration on an even keel.

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