‘Agni Devi’ directed by JPR & Sham Surya is a political thriller that reminds us of some real-life characters and incidents that rocked Tamil Nadu in the recent past.
Inspired by a novel by ace crime writer Rajesh Kumar, the film has Bobby Simha, Madhoo, Sathish and Ramya Nambeesan in lead roles. Let us check out how the movie is.
Agni Dev (Bobby Simha) is a honest police officer. A journalist who wants to interview him gets murdered in a mysterious manner and Agni starts investigating the case.
During his probe, he finds that the killing of the journalist is linked to the recent assassination of an Union Minister.
Agni investigates the case further and finds that the reason behind all these incidents is Sakunthala Devi (Madhoo), the Home Minister of Tamil Nadu.
As he gathers evidences against her, Agni is asked by his superior officer Charles (Bose Venkat) to stop investigating the case further.
Agni also finds that Charles is threatened by the all powerful Sakunthala Devi. The rest is all about how he takes on her.
Though Bobby Simha is the hero, the problem between the actor and the film’s makers has resulted in some other person dubbing for him and a body-double being used in his place. This is a let-down.
Madhoo, who played classy and choosy roles from ‘Roja’ days, has played a negative role. Though there is some justification, it is hard for us to digest her in such a character.
Ramya Nambeesan has very little role and Sathish’s one-liners don’t work. Though the story has all the potential to become a political potboiler, narration mars the flow. But there are interesting twists and turns till the climax.
Rating: 2.5 out of 5