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Chanakya Review

Review by IndiaGlitz [ Monday, September 26, 2005 • Tamil ]
Chanakya Review
Sarath Kumar, Namitha, Vadivelu
Vishwas Sundar
Srikanth Deva

Sarath Kumar has reached a stage where he is now a prisoner to his action-hero image.

It is for the directors to come up with interesting scripts to make use of the quint essential image. Director Venkatesh seems to have done just that in Chanakya.

Though the movie has shades of Sivaji Ganesan's Pudhiya Paravai and also Rajnikanth's Baasha, Venkatesh has sugarcoated this action-thriller with enough glamour, thanks to Namitha, and Vadivelu's comedy, at right places to make the movie work.

Quite typical to his earlier films, Venkatesh has glorified the hero in the movie. He comes up trumps in using the mass image of Sarath Kumar and the latter too does not disappoint.

Ganesh (Sarath) is an auto-driver, who cares for the poor and the needy around him. Known as 'Publicity Ganesh', he loves to keep himself in limelight all the time. The auto owner Deivanayaki (Namitha) falls in love with him. 

Enters Anjali (Laya). She is an ad film maker who urges Ganesh to do films for her.

Actually Anjali is a cop who is on a mission to investigate Ganesh's past but pretends otherwise to get acquainted with him.

Now a little flashback: Ganesh' father is an honest employee in a Collectorate who falls a victim to the evil desires of the Collector  (Vincent), an MLA (Haneefa) and a local police officer  (Salim Ghouse).

Ganesh escapes and grows up with a vow to settle scores with the trio. Does he succeed in his mission forms the rest of the movie?

Sarath Kumar brings up the right robustness for the character. He is really good in action sequences.Namitha does what is required of her.

Laya passes muster in her simple character. Vadivelu's comedy is on predictable lines.

Though it is a beaten to blue theme, the rapid narration by Venkatesh makes the movie engrossing.

 Panchu Arunachalam has penned the story. Madhu Ambat's work behind the lens adds strength to the screen while Srikanth Deva quite typical to his style has come up with racy numbers.

Action lovers will not complain.

Rating: 0 / 5.0

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