Laatti Movie Review & Rating

Kollywood hero Vishal’s Laththi under the direction of A Vinoth Kumar had a theatrical release in Telugu as Laatti today. Let’s see how it fares.

Story: Murali Krishna ( Vishal), a sincere police constable gets involved in a higher-grade officer Kamal Kanna’s ( Prabhu) revenge with a local goon Veera without his knowledge.

Later, the villain’s gang target Murali Krishna and his family. How Murali Krishna will deal with the goons to safeguard himself and his family, forms crucial crux.

Performances: Vishal is fit and fine in his role as a small-grade cop. His settled acting in all key scenes is good and elevates the depth in the proceedings.

Heroine Sunaina is good in her homely look as a working wife. Though Sunaina performed decently, her role is limited to a few scenes.

The artists who did the negatively shaded characters are okay in their respective roles.

Actor Prabhu is okay in his extended cameo role. Other supporting artists such as Thalaivasal Vijay, Misha Ghoshal among others are fine in their respective roles.

Technicalities: The photography work by Balasubramanyam is good as he captured the mood of the film nicely. Sound effects from Kdk Shankar’s sound department is okay.

Sam CS’s music fails to register. While the film has hardly any songs, the background score is not that effective.

Editing work is not up to the mark as close to ten minutes of the film can be chopped off easily.

The production design work is fine and so is the case with the production values for this limited-budget movie.

Analysis: Written and directed by A Vinoth Kumar, the director’s intention behind exploring hardships in the police constable job is good but his narrative lacks proper detailing and engaging narrative.

Though the first half of the film has a decent scene order and passable screenplay, 

Things turn predictable in the crucial second half. Except for the action part, the film has nothing more to put here.

To summarize, Laatti is an action-coated cop drama that revolves around a cat-and-mouse game between a constable and local goons.

Though Vishal tried his best to explore the lead role, the slow and dull-paced narrative comes as a major defect.

Verdict: Strictly for some action!

Rating: 1.5/5