Just do it
Malayalam director Raj Babu has made his debut in Kollywood with ‘Sei’ and the film starring Nakkul in the lead is a thriller that throws light on organ trafficking mafia.
Raj Babu has conceived and developed a very interesting knot which is more than enough for a crime thriller packed with action. But the execution is not on par with the writing.
A mental asylum gets caught in fire and 30 of its inmates die in the ghastly mishap. Even as opposition parties and the media demand the resignation of minister Rajarathnam (Thalaivasal Vijay), a crime reporter comes up with a shocking revelation.
He informs the minister that what happened in the asylum was not an accident, but a planned mass murder by a gang involved in organ trafficking. Soon, the minister gets murdered.
In the meantime, there is Saravedi Saravanan (Nakul), a happy-go-lucky youngster who aspires to become an actor. He is followed by a scriptwriter (Aanchal Munjal) and her friends as they find him interesting.
Because of his carefree attitude, Saravanan often gets scolded by his father, who is an ambulance driver. One day, when his father suffers from health ailment, Saravanan becomes ambulance driver and carries a corpse.
Before he could reach the destination, he realises that the deceased man was the crime reporter and the people accompanying his body are not his relatives, but members of the organ trafficking gang.
There is some strong evidence stored in the mobile phone of the reporter and what Saravanan does with it forms the crux of the story.
Nakkul’s bubbly acting adds some spice to the story, while Aanchal Munjal is your regular heroine. But the likes of Nasser, Prakash Raj and Thalaivasal Vijay add immense value.
There are two big highlights in the movie and they are cinematography by Vijay Ulaganathan and music by Nyz Lopez. ‘Sei’ is an action thriller and you can watch it if you are not bothered too much about writing and connect with characters.
Rating: 2.5 out of 5