Close on the heels of floating his own political party, Sarath Kumar has come out with a movie that is loaded with fiery dialogues and punchlines indicating his ideology.
A remake of Malayalam hit Lion, the film features Sarath Kumar in the role of a Home Minister who Utopian dreams of creating an 'perfect State.'
Directed by Suresh, the movie is an honest remake and the events suit the contemporary political scenario in the State. Ramesh Khanna, who plays a side-kick of the corrupt Minister in the movie, has also written the dialogues. He has included some recent political happenings and makes references to ruling and opposition parties in the State. Unfortunately, the Tamil version is unable to match up to the standards of the original.
Alavandhar (Nasser) is the Education Minister in the coalition government. He is highly corrupt and devious. His sole aim is to advance his political career and accumulate wealth, and he is even ready to sacrifice family values to achieve his goals. He is aided in all his ventures by his sons-in-law (Saran Raj and Ponvannan), IAS and IPS officers respectively.
On the other hand, Muthazhagan (Sarath Kumar), the only son of Alavandhar, is a sincere student leader who opp oses his father and wrongdoings.
He does not approve of his father's ways to achieve his objectives. Realising that he cannot do anything good to the people and the State without having power, he contests against his father and wins the elections and goes on to become the Home Minister. He vows to
root out corruption. How Muthazhagan goes about cleansing the system forms the rest.
Sarath Kumar's screen presence makes this political thriller watchable. Nasser as the corrupt Minister impresses.
Malayalam heroine Karthiga appears in a couple of song sequences and then disappears. The movie has a huge star cast which includes Raj Kapoor, Ilavarasu, Saran Raj, Ponvannan and Abitha among others. Srikanth Deva's musical score is average.
However, to see a Home Minister totting a gun, chasing villains and bashing goons is far from convincing. In the end, the story after a brisk start turn out to be a predictable one.