All the world is his stage
Sample this: “Avan vandha option illa action dhaan”. Sample this too: “Unmaya thedi aaraayiram kilometre vandhavan unna thedi ara kilometre vara maataana?”
If these two dialogues from ‘Action’, directed by Sundar C starring Vishal in the lead, could give you any hint about how the movie would be, congrats, you are an intelligent film-buff.
Now, read the film’s story too. Col Subhash is an upright officer in the Indian Army. Not just that, he is the son of the Chief Minister (Pazha Karuppaiah).
A deadly terror attack happens and it snatches away the lives of many, including Subhash’s girlfriend (Aishwarya Lekshmi) and his elder brother (Ramki).
Now, Subhash is on a mission to catch all those who are behind the terror attack and he is helped by his colleague in the army Diya (Tamannah), who has a crush on him.
But things are not that easy for Subhash, as his journey in search of the mastermind of the attack takes him to places such as Istanbul, London and Lahore.
In a sense, ‘Action’ is the modern-day version of ‘Captain’ Vijayakanth’s ‘cult classic’ ‘Narasimha’. You have the hero who is capable of doing anything, that too anywhere in the world.
But we must admit that it is believeable when Vishal does it, thanks to his tough looks and fit physique. Tamannah is stylish and sexy, while Aishwarya Lekshmi does her best in whatever space she has.
Editing is one of the disappointments in the movie, going by the scenes served to us. Cinematography compensates the gap however, by presenting grand visuals. Sundar has tried something different from his usual stuff and has succeeded in parts.