In the game of dice called cinema, Sathyaraj has thrown the last one to give a lifeline for Sibiraj. Saddled with enormous burden, the pressure has evidently told on the youngster. The last thing he could have done is an unwilling partner like Nila.
You do not have to be a sports buff to know the standing of Indian football. Our hero dreams big, his ultimate goal is to hit the pinnacle as a footballer. Enduring a huge blockade, his ambition goes kaput.
Sports and politics go together - a handy mode for director Prabhu Solomon to bring in the grey avenues. There is the sorry spectacle of the huge talent of Zakir Hussain wasted in a mandatory role. If Kokki showcased the abilities of Solomon focusing on the job at hand, he has let his imagination run astray in Lee. There is no rhyme or reason in the way Lee going overboard resorting to the gun as the ultimate one to settle scores.
Banking on the salability of Prakash Raj gives only a semblance of solidity to the proceedings. Slipping into the garb of a football coach, Prakash Raj is at home in a different ball game. Once he is plucked out of the frame, Sibi and his bunch run out of steam.
Stocky Imman's pulsating background score and Rajesh Yadav's enterprising camera work deserved a better deal from the others.
Still licking his wounds after the bruises and battering is Lee.
No escaping for Sibi from the hard reality of having to start all over again.