Hero Karthi’s new film, Sardar under the direction of PS Mithran had a theatrical release today. Let’s see how it fares.
Story: The movie starts with the introduction of a publicity hunger cop named Vijay Prakash (Karthi) and his love story with an advocate Shalini( Raashi Khanna). Things turn serious when Vijay starts a mission to find the whereabouts of a national spy Sardar( Karthi). Who is Sardar? What is his actual identity? How is a sensitive national issue interconnected with Sardar? To know that, you have to watch the film in the nearest theatres.
Performances: Karthi did a good job in the dual role. His makeover for both characters is showcased nicely. Especially, his look in the old man’s getup brings realistic texture to the proceedings.
Heroine Raashi Khanna gets a meaty role. Actress Laila is impressive in her purposeful role. Rajisha Vijayan is fine as a lady from a rural area. Other padding artists did a fine job in the given key roles.
Chunky Pandey is stylish on screen and did a decent job as a baddie.
Technicalities: The cinematography work by George C Williams is captivating. He presented the entire film neatly with his lighting setup.
The editing work by Ruben is fine. Despite lengthy runtime, he made sure that the film has hardly boring moments.
Music by GV Prakash Kumar is an added advantage for the film. His background score elevates the mood of the film in a superb manner.
Analysis: Firstly, director PS Mithran should be appreciated for coming up with a society-related national issue and incorporating spy thrilling elements in it. His detailing and scene order makes the audience hooked to the narrative. The director succeeds in presenting the entire movie without any dull moments.
As the director followed the script and made the film without any commercial stuff like songs and comedy tracks, those who expect these elements might disappoint to an extent. To summerize, Sardar is an impressive spy thriller made with a tight screenplay by incorporating authentic action and drama in the proceedings.
Verdict: Engaging spy thriller!