166 Min | Action – Drama – Romance | August 2014
IMDB Rating: 4.9
Directors: N. Linguswamy, Suresh
Starring: Suriya, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Vidyut Jamwal
Anjaan Review: Anjaan best to be a mass masala entertainer. The large extent the film is salvaged by Suriya’s charisma and star power. The film stands on a thin storyline. Krishna (Suriya) comes from a city (Kanyakumari) to Mumbai in search of his brother. He finds out that his brother Raju Bhai (Suriya) was a dreaded don of Mumbai underworld, and he trusted only one man Chandru (Vidyut Jamwal) his mentor and best friend. Raju Bhai was fighting a legion of enemies (all Bollywood baddies – Manoj Bajpai, Dilip Tahil etc) and one day gets knocked off. Anjaan is about love, friendship and cold blooded revenge. The interval block is the best part of the film with a riveting fight sequence choreographed by action director Silva.
The scene has been done in a striking manner which leaves the audience surprised, thanks to Suriya terrific performance. In the first half of Anjaan, the romance between Suriya and Samantha lightens up the mood and the song ‘Ek Do Theen’ is shot in a very glamorous manner by cinematographer Santosh Sivan. Lingusamy has made it like a formula movie. A super hero, who loses and remain, speaks punch lines, romances and in a cunning twist annihilates the main villain. The friendship angle between Suriya and Vidyut has been handled in a light hearted manner. Samantha in itsy-bitsy clothes including a two-piece adds glamour, while there is Chitrangada Singh’s item number provides the oomph.
The BGM of Yuvan Shankar Raja is one of the highlights of Anjaan and Suriya’s introduction song ‘Bang Bang Bang…’ is well picturised. Santosh Sivan’s camera gives it the rich look and stunt shivas powerful action treat for surya fans. Suriya is the saving grace in otherwise a slow moving film. Vidyut has a mass role in half of the film. Anjaan is for those who seek unabashed entertainment and relish masala films.