But what helped to keep hooked was the story line. I don't know how a school boy looking director can make such a racy story line in all his movies. As expected the story had a lot of twists and turns. And it keeps coming all the way till the climax.
The whole starring was, in general, a bunch of accomplished and acclaimed actors. The big labels were Rajni, Vijay Sethupathi and Nawazuddin Siddique. I was piqued when I saw the name Nawazuddin and he has been given a real challenging character. His duel in Tamil and Hindi was something to watch. So was Vijay Sethupathi. Listening to him speak those Hindi words in the local slang with utter ease put him in place with the character. However I must say that his role was underplayed. He could have been used to his full potential.
Then there is Bobby Simha and Sasikumar. Though I am not sure of Sasi kumar, Bobby Simha too was under utilized. The Jigarthanda actor was I must say a bit rusted though he has proved his worth in the right places. The other actor who was quite an underdog in the beginning has travelled throughout this film is Sananth Reddy. I do not know his name and had to google a bit. I have seen his performance in Demonty colony and I think Jil Jung Juk. Overall a big starrer with so many famous faces like Simran, Y.G Mahendran, Megha Akash. I am pretty sure many would have accepted just for the Rajini starrer as their roles were not so big.
We were about 5 minutes late for the movie and I missed the title card and the electric atmosphere of Rajini's name card. The second half was even racy as it was fully the revenge taking mechanisms with all the twist and plots evolving the story and keeps up surprised till the last minute. The songs were totally up to speed and had quite catchy tunes. Then there is the Baasha tune which reminds me of Rajini when he was truly a God and when not one of his film didn't do well in box office. But even after around 25 years he still has that quick and stylish demeanour which hasn't worn off in all these years. It somehow matches the theme of one man army where our brain doesn't complain that hes too old to perform those fight scenes all by himself. Well, it was worth the money as all the 3.5 hours in the theatre went up as per Einstein's law of Relativity.