Cast and Crew
Cast : Vijay Antony, Sushma Raj, Pasupathy, M.S.Bhaskar, Jegan, Manobala
Cinematography : N.Om
Music : Deena Devarajan
Direction : N.Anand
Production : Vijay Antony Film Corporation
Release: Sri Green Productions Release
If edge-on-seat thrillers, spine-shuddering horror flicks, adult themed romance, etc might have bored you for a while, India Pakistan might get you some relief, though not to a greater extent. Written and directed by Anand, the film features Vijay Antony and Sushma Raj in lead roles with an ensemble star-cast of Pasupathy, MS Bhaskar, Manobala and many others in important characters.
India Pakistan has a simple onionskin plot of hero-heroine Vijay Antony and Sushma Raj falling in love at first sight as they come upon each other while picking Vijay’s ‘Kadhalukku Mariyadhai’ DVDs (Courtesy to the same film where Vijay and Shalini pick ‘Love and Love only’ book). But there seems to be evidence behind a fake encounter placed inside the same DVD copies they have bought. Meanwhile, there happens to be a funny drama of hilarious encounters of ego clashes between the lead pair as they fall in love.
Nothing to blame about the basic concept or plot picked by Anand as it resembles that late 80s Fazil flicks of comedy placed inside the box of thriller. That’s a good way to entertain the audiences and he deserves the best applause for this, but on the contrary part, it’s the screenplay that has a drop and rise and drop graph scattering away our attention. We are not commenting the ‘Film is lengthy’, but how you keep the audiences engaged is what really matters. If Anand had employed more efforts into keep the screenplay effectively engrossing with humour and thriller, then this would have been a film like ‘Arangetra Velai’.
On the performance, Vijay Antony takes a risky step of trying humour, which works out only to a certain extent, but he is not the BEST as in his previous films. He fits perfectly in the genre of thriller and serious bound scripts. There has a long way for him to get accustomed to humour. Sushma Raj is good looking and her performance is appreciable. Well, if she can get her elbows greased up, she could become an elite performer. Pasupathy is outstanding, but doesn’t a meaty role and so is MS Bhaskar. Manobala with minimal role is okay.
Vijay Antony and Music are closest synonyms, but the chain is missing here and there isn’t much to appraise here. Technically, the film is okay in parts, with cinematography having his best spell in Pollachi locations of misty filled hill rocks.
The minus of this film is the fallible screenplay with some uninteresting sequences, which should have been properly lined up.
India Pakistan on the whole might be an apt treat to the audiences across the south towns and villages, but not the one for the multiplex audiences.
Verdict: Hilariously okay, but gets stuck in the middle