- Kenanya Films
- G. V. Prakash Kumar, Kriti Kharbanda, Rajendran, Bala Saravanan, Ramdoss, Anandaraj, Mansoor Ali Khan
- Prashanth Pandiraj
- G. V. Prakash Kumar
- P.V. Shankar
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Bruce Lee - A Painful Watch!
GV Prakash has collaborated with Prashanth, a former associate of director Pandiraj, for his latest Tamil film Bruce Lee. It is an action-comedy movie, which is hitting the screens on Friday, March 16.
Bruce Lee marks the debut of popular actress Kriti Kharbanda in Tamil. The Kollywood film also has Ramdoss, Bala Saravanan, Rajendran, Anandaraj, Mansoor Ali Khan and others in supporting roles. While PV Shankar has handled the cinematograph department, Pradeep E Ragav and G Manoj Gyann have edited the flick.
GV Prakash Kumar himself has composed the music for Bruce Lee. There are three tracks in the album of which the Mint-u Kari song has struck the chord with the viewers.
GV Prakash, who made a promising debut as a hero, had raised hopes on becoming a star like his counterpart Vijay Antony. Unfortunately, his few last films have failed to set the box office on fire. Now, his latest movie Bruce Lee has generated a lot of curiosity with its trailer and the audience are curiously awaiting the release of the flick.
Bruce Lee (GV Prakash) is a coward who runs away from facing problems. Bruce Lee is the name given to him by his mother after she finds out that her son loves watching the actor’s movies, and to make him a courageous person when he grows up. But, he continues to remain a coward though he wins the love of a pretty girl (Kriti Kharbanda).
Lee and Abbas (Bala Saravanan), his close friend, unexpectedly get into a tussle with Maasi and Kasi, the close aides of Ramdoss (Muniskanth), a dreaded don. Lee, a self-confessed fan of minister Mansoor (Mansoor Ali Khan), follows him one day and finds him in the company of Ramdoss. He clicks the photo of an unexpected incident which happens there and runs for his life to save himself, Abbas and their lovers.
There is also police officer Anandaraj who is after the criminals for his own reasons. When the don kidnaps the girls it is left for our hero to rescue them and how he does it or doesn’t forms the rest of the screenplay.
The film, which has a slew of uninteresting flashback sequences, lacks a back story about how they fall in love, which makes the romantic track unconvincing. But that doesn’t deter the love birds to show their intimacy to each other.
A bevy of characters, essayed by Anand Raj (as a police officer), Naan Kadavul Rajendran (a local thug) and others, make ineffective appearances, which in no way takes the story forward. Even Muniskanth’s role, as a person who is over-obsessed with the characters of The Dark Knight and The Godfather, which starts off as an interesting one, later falls flat. Naan Kadavul Rajendran being used as spoof material in almost every other film has become irritating and it’s high time this actor is utilised sensibly.
There’s also a mention of Lakshmy Ramakrishnan’s show Solvathellam Unmai in this film, too, again for no reason. The film also tries to ride on unnecessary Thala-Thalapathy references.
GVP as usual has given an apt background score and the songs are also passable. P.V. Shankar’s cinematography is good with his tungsten lighting and quirky angles nailing the feel of the genre. Editors Pradeep E Raghav and G. Manoj Gyann leave a lot to be desired with unimaginative cuts throughout.
Few Comedy Dialogues
Verdict : A Painful Watch!
Stars : 1.5/5