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4 Students Review

Review by IndiaGlitz [ Thursday, August 12, 2004 • தமிழ் ]
4 Students Review
Johny Sagarika Film Company
Bharath, Gopika, Naren, Arun, Padmakumar, Pranathi
Johny Sagarika
Jassie Gift
Four Students

Coming at a time when the State is rocked with students agitation 4 Students is likely to attract the youth for it's theme and presentation.

4 Students is the story of four students, who stand against corruption and injustice in society. The movie directed by Jayaraj with  musical score by Jassie Gift is the dubbed version of Malayalam blockbuster 4 The People.

Though it has a wafer-thin storyline, effective screenplay, foot-tapping tunes and good cinematography makes it worth watching. The fast-paced narration and technical excellence in the movie deserves praise. Boys-fame Bharat, Arun, Arjun and Padma Kumar (all Malayalam actors) who form the quartet, decide to fight corruption and the story revolves around the four. The students launch a web site 4 The People and urge the public to mail them their grievances and problems. Of the several mails they receive, the students short list a person against whom the maximum number of complaints are received, track him down and later punish the errant person. They prey on a corrupt government doctor, a sales tax officer and one local goonda. Finally, it turns out to be a cat and mouse game between the group and the police.

In a racy climax the foursome attempt to kill the Minister but fail. Seeing the brutality of the police the students come to the support of the foursome. One of the students kill the minister and he is joined by three more students. They escape due to the support of students. The revolution continues.

Though the theme seems to be an inspiration of earlier Tamil movies including Indian and Ramana, Jayaraj's shrewdness in providing the right mix of entertainment makes it engrossing.

Debutante Sunil, who plays a police officer, appointed to find the four  students, has come up with a mature performance. Autograph-fame Gopika, Pranathi and Tarika are also in the cast. 

R D Rajashekhar's excellent camera work, Antony's editing and Jassie Gift's music, combining reggae and rap certainly add strength to the film. The Lajjavathiyae song has already captured the imagination of many. Credit should be given to Gokula Krishna, who has penned the dialogues for the Tamil version and lyricists Palani Bharathy and Na Muthukumar. .

Rating: 0 / 5.0


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