Inkokkadu Review – Chiyaan Vikram Back On Success Track

Rating: 3/5

2016-09-09T13:04:37+00:00
Critic Rating: (3/5)
If we think of an actor who can go to any extent to get his role right and more appealing to audience, one actor who strike our mind is Chiyaan Vikram. Everyone know how hard and how he challenged himself to play roles in his I. He is not having solid hit from Aparichithudu. He always experiment with the subjects he choose and roles he perform. His latest flick under the direction of Anand Shankar in the name of Irumugan or Inkokadu is releasing in theatres today co starring Nayanathara and Nithya Menon which is produced by Sibu Thameens of Thameens Production. Let’s see how it works on us!

Story

Vikram and Nayantara in Inkokkadu
Vikram and Nayantara in Inkokkadu

Akhil (Vikram) is an ex-RAW agent who is assigned with a mission with Aayushi (Nithya Menon) to capture Love (Vikram) who is responsible in the manufacture of speed drug which is filled in Asthma inhalers which gives instant high and unlimited strength for five minutes after its consumption. Akhil and Love has another story in which Love kills Akhil’s wife (Nayanathara) in a mission to capture Love. Akhil takes up the mission again with Aayushi to take revenge on Love. Love is the one who is not seen by anyone and is a mastermind in drugs making. How Akhil gets Love?? How he take revenge on Love?? What happens to Akhil’s wife?? forms the rest of the story.

Cast and Performance

Chiyaan Vikram is the best of the best performer. He is terrific as Akhil and Love. His performance as Love is so ruthless and splendid. It’s a delight to watch him play that role on screen. The variations he showed in performing both the contrast roles has a lot of depth. Body language of love is superb. Nithya Menon is good and performed well. Nayanathara is fine as Meera. She looks very glamourous in her role. Thambi Ramaiah shines as Mutthaiah. Rithvika did a small role which has some impact. Karunakaran is nice as Peter.

Writing Department

Vikram and Nithya Menen in Inkokkadu
Vikram and Nithya Menen in Inkokkadu

Basic story line of Inkokkadu is good and simple. Screenplay written by Anand Shankar should have been much better. Dialogues are okay.

Technical Departments

Songs composed by Harris Jayaraj are good but the lyrics chosen made them average. He did a fantastic job in composing background score. It has added lot of depth to the movie. Cinematography by RD Rajasekhar is nice. He captured Malaysia and its locations so well. Editing by Bhuvan Sreenivasan is okay. Stunts and action sequences composed by Anbu Arivu and Ravi Varma are good. Production values are rich.

Highlights

  • Vikram as Akhil and Love
  • Cinematography by RD Rajasekhar
  • Background score by Harris Jayaraj

Minus

  • Screenplay

Verdict

Inkokkadu runs on a drug which gives instant high and unlimited strength to the consumed one known as speed drug. The drug is introduced with an action sequence involving a 70 year old person in the Indian Embassy in Malaysia due to which Akhil is given mission to find Love speculating a terrorist attack. Akhil takes this mission personal and goes to seek revenge. Director mainly focuses on story and tried not to diver from the story in this half but loses his grip in screenplay at certain portions of this first half. Interval block where Akhil is nabbed by Love and his gang with the use of speed drug. The twist which comes here is surprising and good which makes audience wait for the second half with curiosity on the face. Second half begins with face to face meet of Love and Akhil which is interesting. It goes on an interesting note for 15 minutes and another twist arises which is quite predictable. The next is about how Akhil confront and win over ruthless Love. This portion is highly entertaining. Director has managed to entertain us all with the character of Love. But he failed in writing screenplay tight and gripping. To summarise, Inkokkadu is another experiment from Vikram.

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Nayantara, Nithya Menen, Vikram

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