Vikram has done an excellent job as the revolutionary in Samurai. He has ably used his physique and emoting capabilities to lift the film to an above average action thriller. The few flaws in the screenplay and a similar climax from an earlier Ajith-
Vikram has done an excellent job as the revolutionary in Samurai. He has ably used his physique and emoting capabilities to lift the film to an above average action thriller. The few flaws in the screenplay and a similar climax from an earlier Ajith-starrer has marred the otherwise technically well-made film. Cinematographer Sethu Sriram has well captured the lush countryside and mountains and has given the film a visual treat.
Vikram, a medico, leads a gang of four to abduct corrupt politicians and bureaucrats who use the loophole in law to enjoy their prison term in hospitals or guest houses. Anitha, a school girl and daughter of Nassar, a police officer on the trail of the mysterious gang, has a crush on Vikram. She is not aware of his real identity. The reason for Vikram to take up illegal activities is out of frustration. His colleague Jayaseal commits suicide when she doesn't get any support from him in her effort to expose a drug sale racket in the medical college. This shocked him and spurred him into taking law into his own hands. Nabbed by Nassar and hauled before the special court, Vikram reveals the crimes committed by those he had kidnapped. He offers to free them if they are sentenced to life imprisonment. When the judges refuses, the public storm the court. In the melee, Nassar lets the gang members go scot free along with his daughter.
Harris Jayraj has given a few melodious tunes and done an excellent background score. Anitha does her part well and Jayaseal too gives a good performance.
2 out of 5 (Okay)
WHAT THE RATINGS MEAN:
0.0 - 1.4 : Poor
1.5 - 1.7: Poor, A Few Good Parts
1.8 - 2.3: Okay
2.4 - 2.9: Fairly Good
3.0 - 3.4: Good
3.5 - 5.0: Very Good