Vikram Prabhu’s Asuraguru; an accomplished heist or a sloppy failure?

Cast: Vikram Prabhu, Mahima Nambiar, Subbaraju, Jagan, Yogi Babu, Nagineedu, Elango Kumaravel, Madhumitha

Cinematographer: Ramalingam

Music Director: Ganesh Raghavendra and Simon K. King (Background music composer)

Editor: Lawrence

Screenplay & Direction: A Rajdeep

The plot revolves around two heists which happen one after the other at two different places. Both of them have a common connection which is Shakthi (Vikram Prabhu) the protagonist. Shakthi has a strange past which leads him to develop a strange mental phenomenon. What was his mental illness? Why did he end up being a thief? Did he escape from all his obstacles? sums up the end of the story.

Vikram Prabhu represents himself as a thief who is well versed in technology. Meanwhile, Mahima Nambiar plays the role of a detective who ends up falling in love with Shakthi. Subbaraju (the person who played Logu character in Pokkiri) who plays the role of a police officer, Manikkavasagam adds some spice to the story. Yogi Babu’s comic relief has worked out in few scenes alone.

Recently, films like Kannum Kannum Kollaiyadithal have created a huge impact on the heist/thriller genre in Kollywood. But in this movie, the director has not lived up to the expectation of the audience.

“The director who had a very good reason for Shakthi’s urge to steal failed to add a strong backstory that could have made more sense to the plot itself.”

Manikkavasagam’s part was well justified in the first half of the movie. At times we even get a dilemma whether he is the protagonist of the film or not. But, it is not satisfactory in the second half. His character’s transition was not appealing at all.

A special mention has to be given to Diya (Mahima Nambiar) as she did her part very well. It was a great surprise to look her as a detective in this film, unlike in Saatai where she played the role of a school girl alone. She has shown a lot of maturity in her acting which might impress more filmmakers in the future. But, in a few scenes, she makes us feel annoyed. She ruins her character as well.

Jagan, who comes as Shakthi’s friend adds no essence to the story. Also, the antagonist of this story, Jamaludeen (Nagineedu) made no special impact on the storyline. He was just a typical villain added for the plot’s sake alone.

Finally, in a nutshell, this movie is filled with vacuous ideas.

This movie can be streamed on Netflix, but I recommend you to go through our other reviews to find out which movie/ series is worth your time.

By Kevin

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