The Ajith-Siva combo started on a high with ‘Veeram’ in 2014, but gradually lost steam in ‘Vedalam’ and ‘Vivegam’. Now, in ‘Viswasam’, their fourth film together, the duo has hit the bull’s eye by presenting a complete family entertainer.
When we say it is a family entertainer which would enthuse general audience, we must also say ‘Viswasam’ is a full-fledged treat for ‘thala’ fans too, as there are ample mass moments. Without wasting time, let’s go straight into the story.
Thooku Durai (Ajith) lives in a village in southern Tamil Nadu where he is admired and respected by all for his honesty and valour. He is also the apple of the eye of the whole family.
His life undergoes a change when Dr Niranjana (Nayanthara) visits the village for a health camp. Despite both having contrasting characters, they fall for each other and enter wedlock.
Though Niranjana initially strongly believes that they would make a good pair, she realises that she has made a wrong decision in marital life, when she finds Durai is not ready to stay away from disputes even after becoming father.
Following this, Niranjana, along with her little daughter, separates from Durai and moves to Mumbai. A decade passes. Durai, who is urged by his relatives to start a fresh life, goes to Mumbai to reunite with his wife and daughter.
There, he finds that the life of his daughter is under danger from Gautham Veer (Jagapathi Babu), a leading businessman who believes that Durai’s daughter is the reason behind the ill-health of his daughter.
The rest is all about how Durai protects her daughter and reunites with his wife, to lead that happily ever after life.
To say it in one word, Ajith rocks. From a carefree youngster, he transforms to a doting middle-aged husband and daughter, and he impresses us a lot. Nayanthara adds value to the star cast, while Baby Anikha, who has played Ajith daughter, has done a very good job.
The likes of Thambi Ramaiah, Vivek, Robo Shankar and Yogi Babu are lovable features in the cast and they do their respective roles well.
D Imman’s music is one of the highlights of ‘Viswasam’, while cinematographer Vetri has made the visuals a colourful treat. Ruben’s cuts have made the film crisper.
Now, coming to the minus points, the film is cliched in certain parts as it follows the template. Also, there are some scenes which remind us of ‘Veeram’. But for these, ‘Viswasam’ is like chakkarai Pongal and you may not regret watching it during this festival holidays.
Rating: 3.5 out of 5