188 Min | Action – Romance – Thriller | January 2015
IMDB Rating: 8.5
Director: S. Shankar
Starring: ‘Chiyaan’ Vikram, Amy Jackson, Suresh Gopi
i Review: Right from the announcement of the project “I”, the expectations went to sky high as Shankar and Vikram joined hands for the second time after the blockbuster “Anniyan”. The film had close to three years of hard work with lots of effort especially from the “Man of Steel” Vikram. His hard work and dedication went on to become the trending topic in all social networking sites. When Arnold came to the Audio launch, it added one more peak for the expectation. Does it really meet with the expectations? This is really a simple plot. This is a revenge story of a wounded lover, who was injected with a virus called “I” and turned from Beauty to Beast. This is an outdated love-revenge story and it is surprising that Shankar went on to make it into a Magnus Opus project. Vikram as Lee/Lingesan loves Diya(Amy) and after he was brutally affected by “I” he takes revenge on his enemies.
Vikram as Lingesan/Lee is the soul of the film. His dedication and hard work are evident in each and every frame of the film. He looks dashing as Lee, the model. Amy, Ram kumar, Santhanam, Suresh gopi and many more has their moments in the film. The fight sequence in the Gym is outstanding. Song visuals are stunning and adds feather to PC Sreeram. Music album is good and has some hummable numbers by ARRahman. The film is very rich and a pleasant to watch its visuals as it is so colorful. Art Direction needs a special mention as it has reached another level in Indian cinema. Santhanam’s comedy is laughable at places. Vikram as Hunchback character needs a special mention.
Even Homer nods and Shankar is not an Exception. Shankar’s movies are always expected a lot because he is capable of it. How can we digest when India’s best Director finds a fall in his career! I, as a fan of Shankar hope that he will come back stronger soon. Art direction too requires applause, that advertisement song (Aila Aila) was creativity brilliant and Beast song (Ennod Nee Irunthaal) had great visual excellence. The movie had a brilliant technical crew, which require special applause for the visual experience. Mind blowing Vikram, stylish making, top class action sequences and wonderful visuals, altogether makes “I” huge, which makes the viewer engaging but lags behind only due to not-that-compelling script. It’s a worth watch.