meaner...leaner...strongercan you feel thepower...terror...fire
Is this a perfect film? Not at all. The first time I watched it I was full of conflicting emotions, grappling back and forth between "this is so dumb" and "but it's like...not bad". I couldn't stop thinking about it afterwards and also wanted to see some of those action sequences again (and hear the Meaner Leaner Stronger refrain and see the dances again because they're STILL not available on YouTube and also see that Cooper drive through the mall lol) so I gave in and watched it a second time and lo and behold, maybe because I knew what to expect this time around, I enjoyed it fully with no qualms. I'm quite thrilled.
Do I wish there was a more interesting dynamic between the hero and the villain? Yes. Do I really regret 1) that we didn't get more song & dance sequences, and 2) that those sequences don't amusingly occur in the middle of the mall hijacking? Naturally. (I was really looking forward to point 2 especially because that would've been hilarious and if anyone could pull that off it'd be Kollywood.)
But I'm nevertheless extremely fond of this quirky, irreverent film that doesn't take itself too seriously and certainly doesn't let you take it seriously either.
Im a big fan of Vijay, but this movie was so poor. Even the movie Gurkha was more entertaining with the same plot. 3/10
Finished this in 3 sittings...and honestly, why?!
A spy must neutralise a terrorist attack at a shopping mall before tragedy strikes, setting out to target the bad guys 5.7
Quite appalling, the plot is poorly timed, it does not keep the pace. Neither the comedy parts nor the action segments work and are really integrated together.