Vivegam - Movie Review

Vivegam - Movie Review
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  • Sathya Jyothi Films
  • Cast
  • Ajith Kumar, Vivek Anand Oberoi, Kajal Aggarwal, Akshara Haasan, Karunakaran, Serge Crozon, Amila Terzimehic, Arav Chowdharry
  • Direction
  • Siva
  • Music
  • Anirudh Ravichander
  • Photography
  • Vetri

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Vivegam - Strictly For Ajith Fans!


Ajith Kumar‘s Vivegam is finally here. After a gap of close to two years, Ajith has returned to the silver screen with Vivegam. He has collaborated with Siruthai Siva for the third time after being part of successful outings like Veeram and Vedalam. The film has Kajal Aggarwal playing the female lead while Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi plays a key role. Kamal Haasan's second daughter Akshara Haasan is making her Tamil debut with Vivegam, which is one of the major attractions of the film. The film has Vetri's cinematography and Ruben's editing. Also, Anirudh Ravichander's music is another advantage to the project.


AK (Ajith), once a respected head of a counter-terrorism squad, is plotted by a mastermind and all his good works have been overlooked by his own people and government. In fact, now, the intelligence agency is in hunt of AK (Ajith) as he possesses some secret information that is crucial to launch a nuclear weapon. His ex-team mates like Aryan Singha (Vivek Anand Oberoi), Mike (Serge Crozon), Rachael (Amila Terzimehic) and Shawn (Arav Chowdharry) are assigned the task of tracking him down.
A flashback tells that they had previously worked on a mission to capture Natasha (Akshara Haasan), a hacker who has the secret codes to launch deadly man-made earthquakes with the nuclear weapons. There is a twist in the story here and what follows next should be watched on-screen.


Vivegam has great production values, some mind blowing stunt sequences by far superior for Indian film making standards. Lot of hard work by the team is visible on screen. Ajith takes it upon himself to single handedly provide plenty of mass-hero moments (a shirt-ripping, six-pack showcasing climactic moment is a particular highlight) and innumerable punch dialogues (Jaikaradhukku munnadi kondadradhum jaichadhukku aprom aadradhum namma agaradhilaye illa).
Vivek Oberoi has come out with a brilliant performance. He appears in stylish attire, but is often used to hype up AK. However, the dubbing for the actor gives the film a dubbed-film feel.
Kajal, as the wife who pines for her husband and also proves to be his biggest strength, is quite likeable, but her song in climax could have been avoided. Its way old fashioned. Akshara Haasan has an extended cameo role in Vivegam, and had given her best without a doubt.
Karunakaran's role seemed to be ended abruptly. Over hero glorifying, dialogues and unnatural Tamil dialogues in Europe sounded artificial.
The first half is action packed and a treat to the hardcore Ajith fans. Director Siruthai Siva has played to the gallery and Thala fans will not complain. However, the second half is little disappointing and the climax is a big letdown.
This kind of films need smart mind game between protagonist and Antagonist. The film is very grand in design but the smart screenplay is what is missing.
Coming to the technical departments, Anirudh's songs and background score are top notch. Vetri's visuals are a treat to watch and Ruben's editing is good.


Ajith’s performance
Vivek Oberoi’ acting
Punch Dialogues
Action sequences


A bit overdose of action
Kajal’s Portions
Climax fight

Verdict : Strictly For Ajith Fans!

Stars : 3/5

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