Director Ananda Krishnan shakes his head with his latest film, Amazing Metro. A lewd thriller about a gang of bandits in Chennai. Despite being produced on a limited budget. It made Metro stand out for its brutal acts, especially the serial robbery scenes. He made the same promise in his first big-budget film, Kodiyil Oruvan. Which portrayed Vijay Anthony in a vital role from his usual avatar. Described as a political thriller, Kodiyil Oruvan is just a man fulfilling his mother’s wish to become an IAS officer. But this film is much bigger and has an interesting political plot.
The first 15-20 minutes of the film are very obvious and overly sentimental.
Kodiyil Oruvan started in Kombai, where a giant beast asked a young woman to run in local elections. The woman who won the election turned out to be an idealist. And prevented the man who asked her to run first. Dissatisfied with the woman’s methods, he decided to kill her, but she escaped and gave birth to a child. The woman raised her son to make him an IAS officer. But life took a turn for the worse. When he grew up and moved to Chennai.
Predictably though, this film was successful. Because it sticks to the formula of commercial filmmaking. It also ends the sentimental storyline of a mother-daughter who has appeared in Vijay Antony’s films in the past. As an actor who knows his limits, Vijay Anthony plays Vijay Ragavan and plays to his strengths. If you do follow his work, you know that he’s a guy who really can’t change anything with his acting. But he usually chooses screenplays that cover his boundaries.
The film is saved by good action choreography and some clever twists and turns. Shot in an shared apartment, location plays a decisive role in creating the ambience. The film is inspired by Shankar’s Mudhalvan and Nishikant Kamats Evano Oruvan, with R. Madhavan in the lead role. These films are about idealistic characters who develop a deep sense of belonging to the society they come from. At some point, all of these characters does have to deal with their breakpoints and the resulting consequences. Vijaya Ragawan, who saw it as his responsibility to help those around him. He learns that politics is his trump card. The film ends with a few sequels.
Vijaya Raghavan started his journey of disinfecting the system.
By thoroughly cleaning the porridge on his windows. Only after this step is complete do you move to a larger area. The problem with this film is the poor portrayal of the female role of Aatmika. It is a crime to see a drawn female figure speak so much about the Reformation’s progress. I want Ananda Krishnan to take the time to clarify this issue in his manuscript. Before moving on to any significant issues.
Kodiyil Oruvan looks macroscopic and feels like a sequel to Vimiy Antony’s Thimiru Pudichavan. On the one hand, we can say he is building his franchise, something that is based on youth reform. It would make sense if he made another film with this cast, making it a magnificent trilogy.
The actor manages to come back to play to his strengths with this film. Although it turns out that he needs it while acting outside his comfort zone. However, as long as he sticks to the correct dose of masala in his films. He can also make more ambitious films.