Annadurai Movie Review

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Review by : Lakshmanan Dhoni
Vijay Antony, Raadhika Sarathkumar, Jewel Mary
G. Srinivasan
Vijay Antony
Vijay Antony Film Corporation

Vijay Antony the actor is synonymous to good stories. His films have always made it big thanks to entertaining and engaging story. He is one of the few actors who believes that content is king. After Pichaikkaran, his stocks soared high in Tamil cinema.

Comes now Annadurai. As the promos promise it is expected to be an high-voltage action packed family entertainer. Directed by newcomer srinivasan, the highlight of the movie is that Vijay Antony for the first time dons double roles - Annadurai and Chinnaduirai brothers in the movie.

Diana Champika and Mahima have played Vijay Antony’s pairs in the movie.‘Annadurai is produced by ‘Vijay Antony Film Corporation’ along with Radhikaa Sarathkumar’s R Studios. Actors Radha Ravi, Kaali Venkat, Nalinikanth, Jwell Mary and Rindhu Ravi are in the cast.

Cinematography of the movie is done by Dhillraj, Art direction by Anand Mani, Stunt by Rajasekar, Dance Choreography by Kalyan, Costume design by Kavitha and Sarangan and Lyrics by Arun Bharathi. Another major highlight of Annadurai is that besides playing the lead and scoring the music, Vijay Antony has also handled editing.

Vijay Antony can be seen in two different avatars – a drunkard and a teacher. Rivalry between them forms the crux. However, there is a mafia touch to his character.Annadurai is about brothers Annadurai and Thambidurai and the bond they share.

Annadurai is the older sibling who managed a textile business, while Thambidurai works as a physical trainer. While Annadurai believes in controlling life, Thambidurai goes with the flow.

However, Annadurai has an addiction problem. How much does an older brother sacrifice for his twin forms the story. There is romance, emotions and trouble in their lives.Vijay Antony(s) are the scene stealers, He is double role has given his best.

The variations he has showed proves that he has matured as an actor. Be it emotion or romance or action, Vijay Antony is right there delivering his best. His dialogue delivery too has come good. Perhaps a little more orientation in dancing would take him to next level.

Diana Champika and Mahima steal the show with a decent performance. They have enough scope of scree which they utilised well. Diana is cute and bubbly too.

A welcome addition to list of artistes in Kollywood.Radharavi, the veteran is right there delivering what is expected of him. His subtle performance elevates  the movie to next level. Kaali Venkat's comedy and emotional performance adds well to the story.

Nalinikanth is back after a gap to give a worthy performance.Technically the movie is good. Dhilliraj's camera work is good. They capture conflicts between brothers well.

A mix of peppy and melodious tunes by Vijay Antony is good. However as editor Vijay Antiny could have been strict with second half.Well. all said, at a time when commercial masalas are ruling roost here, Annadurai is a different attempt that would go down with masses.

Big brothers at work

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