Boon Not Granted
After ‘Tamirabharani’ Hari has joined hands with Vishal once again for ‘Poojai’, and this time he has chosen Coimbatore city for the screen play.
After experimenting with his roles in the last two releases – “Pandiya Naadu” and “Naan Sigappu Manithan” – Vishal is back with a commercial entertainer, which has loads of actions, chase sequences and other stunts.
Vasu (Vishal) a multi millionaire turns into a money lender in the market due to his situations. He falls in love with Dhivya aka D (Shruthi Hasan), fights for justice against Anna Tandavam (Mukesh Tiwari). Anna becomes a threat to his family. The movie about how Vasu defends his kith and kin from the flagitious hands of Anna Tandavam.
Chronic, predictable story and comedy scenes wired by Soori caters seems a tab it unnecessary and actually spoils most of the fun in the movie. The cameraman deserves appreciation for some wonderful work. While Hari has tried his best to do with the story, it falls short of being a good movie. This is one movie you can give a miss and wait for it to be aired on your Television.
Hari is on a roll with the success of his last film “Singam”. Whether he is able to score one more hit is something one needs to wait and watch.
The Telugu version of the film titled “Pooja” has also hit the screens on Wednesday. Vishal’s films have a decent market in the Telugu-speaking areas and it needs to be seen if “Pooja” manages to impress the audience.
Poojai has some interesting moments here and there, but the excitement is brought down with the insertion of forced comic sequences and unwanted melodrama. Had the director concentrated on bringing in some more brain into the script, the film would have ended up becoming a racy tale to watch.
Vishal is impressive as the guy who go to any extent to protect his family. The acrobatic fights look believable, because of his tall masculine body. He is excellent with expressions. Shruti Haasan is very glamorous and suited the role well.
Mukesh Tiwari is good as villain. Satyaraj plays a special role convincingly. Soori is entertaining as buddy of hero. This film has reasonable casting in the form of Radhika, Sitara, Kausalya, Jayaprakash, Thalaivasal Vijay, Pratap Pothan etc. Andrea Jeremiah did an item song.