Ajith Kumar’s Vivegam is a pure action film by Siva, the same director as Vedalam. And that’s my issue with the film. It’s trying to be something like a Bond film or a Mission Impossible type of movie. Spies and double crosses and missing nuclear codes and so on. But it doesn’t have heart. It doesn’t have a story between all the great action set pieces to keep you interested in the story.
Kajal plays Ajith’s wife in the film, and there is no romance track. She becomes a woman in peril, as you would expect in a film like this.
There are some wild action scenes and nearly the entire movie is set in Serbia. If you want to see Ajith doing amazing motorcycle chase sequences and fight a samurai sword wielding warrior woman with nun-chucks. Then this is the movie for you.
I was hoping since it was the same director, Siva, as Vedalam, that it would be a similar experience. It was more Hollywood influenced. Maybe that’s what the Tamil audience wants, but the NRIs I saw the film with were also disappointed. I talked to two different groups in the lobby to see if it was just my negative reaction. It wasn’t just me.
But, it was a roller coaster ride of action. I’ll give them that. And Vivek Oberoi was a good villain.