To make a movie reach large mass of audience, makers release it into neighborhood market by dubbing movie into that so called neighborhood language. Many stars from Tamil have shined in Telugu and created their own fan base like Rajinikanth, Kamal Hassan, Suriya and many others. Ilayathalapathy Vijay, who is said to be one of the biggest stars of South India has tried his luck in Telugu with some of his previous films. He just become a known face but couldn’t able to get his own fan base. He is trying once again in Telugu with his Policeodu aka Police, a dubbed version of Theri, which released in Tamil yesterday and opened with a blockbuster reports all over. Dil Raju is presenting this film in Telugu under his SVC Cinemas. Let’s see how it works on us!
Joseph Kurivilla (Ilayathalapathy Vijay) is a baker who runs a bakery in Kerala lives with his only daughter Nivi (Baby Nainika) and Rajendra (Rajendran). Joseph is very much attached to Nivi. He cares and loves her so much as she is the only one she have. Annie (Amy Jackson), teacher of Nivi becomes close to them over course of time and has crush for Jospeh in the corner of her heart. One day while she is taking Nivi to school, they get hit by a car and rescue with minor injuries. She files a complaint on them in the local police station. Joseph goes with her to police station to withdraw case where she develops a feel of doubt on him and his name. At night of the same day, goons on whom they file case attacks Jospeh in his home and at the same time Annie comes to know about Jospeh. Who is Joseph Kurivilla?? What is his real name and his past?? forms the rest of the story.
Cast and Performance
Ilayathalapathy Vijay is at his usual best. He did a fantastic job in his three variants with a convincing cut out. Samantha Ruth Prabhu as a doctor did superb job. It can be said as one of the best roles she ever played. Amy Jackson is good in her teacher role. Baby Nainika, daughter of Meena is so adorable and cute on screen. She shines well in scenes with Vijay. Raadhika Sarath Kumar is fine. Rajendra generate laughs at places. Prabhu is impressive. Director Mahendran debuted as an actor with this movie and he is terrific in his role.
Basic plot of the story is simple and good. It has so many shades of Atlee’s guru’s A R Murugadoss and Shankar. Screenplay is the saving part of the film. Atlee had done a superb job in this aspect. Dialogues by Sahithi are good and are in good sync.
Tunes composed by GV Prakash Kumar for his 50th album are superb. But lyrics written in Telugu doesn’t sync well. His background music is fantastic. Cinematography by George C Williams is pretty good. He added richness to the visuals with his lighting. Editing by Ruben is fine and impressive. Stunts and action sequences are well composed and will be well received mass audience. Productions Values are superb.
- Ilayathalapathy Vijay
- Baby Nainika
- Samantha Ruth Prabhu
- Background score by GV Prakash Kumar
- Songs with non-sync lyrics
- Routine Story
This movie begins with the showcase scene of Joseph as a innocent and a guy who don’t encourage violence and his love for his daughter Nivi. Screenplay is good and engages audience but songs with non-sync lyrics act as hindrances. When the original character of Joseph is revealed movie picks momentum and heroism starts. It ends on a very interesting way which is enough for audience to create their own stories for second half. Second half starts with a slow pace. Atlee failed to handle this half. Atlee, who did a fantastic job as director with his debut film “Raja Rani” did an average job in handling a big star in this revenge action drama. To sum up, Policeodu is a mass police drama.