Story and Direction: Atlee
Behind the Screens
Tamil Superstar Vijay is trying to get some market in Tollywood for a long time. Finally, one of his films, Adirindi has got the much-needed hype in Telugu due to the controversies around it. After numerous postponements, the movie finally released today. Let us see how the movie fares with the audience.
Doctor Bhargav (Vijay) does treatment for the poor for just Five Rupees and he is revered by one and all. And there is Magician Vijay (Vijay) who is also into kidnaps and murders. Taking Bhargav for Vijay, Police arrests the doctor. What is the motive behind these murders? How Medical Mafia pose threat to Vijay and Bhargav forms the rest of the story.
Vijay plays three different characters in the film and he pulls all of them with ease. Even though these characters are routine, the director ensures that we feel the freshness due to a different treatment imparted to them. The role of Vijay will be the favorite of fans due to the gushing energy. The hospital crying scene showcases Vijay’s acting abilities. Kajal and Samantha are only confined to songs. Nithya Menon even in a predictable role manages to get noticed. SJ Suryah is a good as a villain. Vadivelu and Sathyaraj are adequate in parts.
Adirindi is definitely Atlee’s weakest work till date and for some reason, the director relied on ‘Star Magic’ to do the trick for the movie. For some reason, Vijayendra Prasad seems to reserve his best only for Rajamouli. The first half of the film has got excellent commercial value but the second half is a dampener as it turns out to be lengthy, boring, and predictable. A couple of controversial dialogues in the Telugu Version are muted. The climax is also disappointing without excitement. Finally, Adirindi is a routine and boring feel which may be passable for Tamil fans as Vijay carried it with his star value and controversies.
As said earlier, Atlee has disappointed with the film as he relied too much on star power than his usual strengths of a strong story. AR Rahman makes a stunning impression with the background score but the songs are passable at best. Dubbing lyrics are further disappointing. The camera work is excellent while the editing could have been a lot better especially in the second half. Production Values are excellent.
Adirindi – Not Adhurs, Average
Cast: Vijay, Samantha, Kajal, Nithya Menen, SJ Suryah, and others
Story and Direction: Atlee
Screenplay: Atlee, Vijayendra Prasad, and S Ramana Girivasan
Producer: Sharath Marar
Music: AR Rahman
Cinematographer: GK Vishnu
Banner: North Star Entertainment
Release Date: November 9th, 2017