While female-centric flicks are the current flavour of Kollywood, here comes a film which revolves around a female child. ‘Lakshmi’, directed by A L Vijay, is about a girl student who aspires to become a big dancer.
Seemingly inspired by Karate Kid and few other movies, ‘Lakshmi’ provides us moments of fun, laughter, emotions and goosebumps. And it has also been backed by solid performances by its lead cast.
Lakshmi (Ditya Bhande), a school student, is the apple of the eye of her mother Nandini (Aishwarya Rajesh). For Lakshmi, dance is everything and she shakes her legs everywhere- school, bus, road etc.
This earns her the wrath of her teachers and others. Her mother too doesn’t like Lakshmi’s passion for dance. Hence, the girl enrols herself in a dance class without the knowledge of her mom.
Her sole aim is win Pride of India contest. However, she gets defeated in a dance competition conducted in Chennai and gets upset because of it.
Enters in her life Krishna (Prabhu Deva), who runs a coffee shop. He vows to help Lakshmi win the Pride of India title and trains her to achieve the goal.
Ditya Bhande is a talent to watch out for and she simply sizzles in her role. Prabhu Deva takes us back to his golden days, while Aishwarya Rajesh is in full form. There are Kovai Sarala and Karunakaran to make us laugh and smile.
On the flip side, director Vijay has made the movie a too predictable fare. Also, certain scenes lack the much needed emotion. But still, Lakshmi can be enjoyed and appreciated in parts.
Rating: 3.0 out of 5