Arvind Swami does not really and never had the raw brute stardom moreover he is trying to get it at the wrong timing. Cinema is taking a jump in Tamil as well while the rest of the world is already leaps and bounds ahead in terms of storytelling narrative. There is a reason why Vijay starrer ‘Bairavaa’ and Vikram’s ‘Sketch’ were dug deep under the ground upon release because they did not have any story at all. Swami tried to pull a Rajinikanth standard star power but at the time where Rajini himself is looking for bound stories to do but only action scenes.
Swami’s career has basically thrived with Mani Ratnam under the shadow of great storytelling and he is still working with him than why does he really need to even do this kind of film. This film was mainstream about 5 years ago but now it is just a long lost dot in the garbage of cinema history about which no one will speak. Swami tried his guts to simply be a mass hero with delivering dialogues looking into the camera but oh boy did he make a fool out of himself.
Swami came out of a long acting break to do Mani’s ‘Kadal’ but certainly not for this. Narrative of the story would be great if there was one but it just does not exist against some scenes put together on the edit without any sync. To criticize a film like this is so medieval as it is juts basic simple routine which will be coming to an end really soon. Swami’s film is one of the final nail in the coffin of stupid cinema in Tamil film industry but perhaps he did not have to become the nail as there is a long list of people who are baffled blind in new age storytelling.