Trust Tamil movie star Joseph Vijay to conjure up a sui generis way of thanking legions of fans for standing by him for 49 films over nearly two decades.
For his 50th film Sura, Vijay gathered all the saliva in his mouth and in one merciless, swift swoop spat square on the face of millions of Tamils who supported him all these years.
That’s gratitude, Vijay a.k.a. Punnaku Pandi style. 🙁
Colossus of Nonsense
Folks, Sura is not your usual crappy Vijay film.
Au contraire, it’s a colossus of nonsense, easily one of the worst Tamil movies the bozo has featured in.
Cast as a fisherman with a heart that beats only for his fellow fishermen/slum dwellers on the beach, Vijay is the eponymous Sura of the movie. There’s a bad politician who tries to grab the land on which the poor fishermen have their huts and Sura stops him, first by beating his henchmen to a pulp, then by stealing his money and finally by dispatching him to his maker.
That’s all there is to this shitty movie. We swear, guys. We swear on Ilaya Thalapathy (Vijay).
Tu. Tu (we’re returning the favor, Vijay).
In a movie chockablock with nonsense, the court scene, the fight scene on the road when Vijay and Tamanna are driving in the Audi and the closing fight on the boat stand out for igniting our fury at the sheer amateurishness of it all.
The movie and several scenes in it seem tailored to pander to Vijay’s political ambitions with the entertainment for the paying audience taking a back seat.
And that’s a mighty big disgrace.
Troupe of Monkeys
Now, don’t look for great acting in this film.
It’d be fair to say that for the most part what we see is a troupe of monkeys on the loose.
Vijay is certainly a disappointment, particularly the crucial scene in the discussion with the Collector when the fisherfolk face eviction in 10-minutes.
Tamanna plays Vijay’s love interest and has little to do except behave like a simpleton at frequent intervals, which she does with effortless ease.
Sura Movie starts – 8:22PM (all times Eastern Time)
Poornima’s (Tamanna) entry – 8:52PM
Poornima tells Sura I Love You – 9:12PM
Poornima-Sura first love song Siragadikkum Nilavu – 9:20PM
(Lavish display of Tamanna’s fair thighs) 😉
Poornima-Sura get married – 11:19PM
Ha ha ha, we haven’t stopped laughing, guys. 😆
Vadivelu Comedy Track – Offtrack
Since Tamil movie-goers do not consider a movie complete without Vadivelu, the Vaigai Puyal has been roped into this movie to provide some comic relief. Kinda like Thayir-Sadam (curd rice) without the Thayir.
Alas, the Vadivelu comedy track is completely offtrack in Sura since it has little to do with anything else. Other than frequently getting bashed up by all and sundry, Vadivelu has no role to speak of.
By the way, will someone please mix some cyanide into stunt director Kanal Kannan’s tea, the way the villain minister does to the two Reddys in the movie.
The fight scenes are absolute garbage be it the first one where Sura stops the cop or the following one where his mother is hurt or the subsequent ones, particularly the final one on the ship.
Within a few seconds of Sura emerging from the sea in the opening minutes comes the first bad song Vettri Kodi Yeathu with the usual bunch of guys and gals jumping and pretending it’s dance.
No, none of the other songs including Siragadikkum Nilavu, Vanga Kadal Ellai, Thanjavoor Jillakkari or Naa Nadanthal Adhiradi did anything for us.
The last song Naa Nadanthal Adhiradi, where Vijay lands in a helicopter amidst a bevy of foreign girls in bikinis was egregiously bad and absolute balderdash in every possible sense.
As for the picturization of the songs, no different from the usual crude, hip-swinging, pelvis thrusting obscene nonsense we see in countless Tamil movies.
We doubt any of the songs will stand the test of time.
Besides Vijay, the other architect of this nonsense a.k.a. Sura is S.P.Raajakumar, who’s not only the director but also credited with the story, screenplay and dialog as well.
The audience at a theater on the East Coast didn’t seem enthused with the film given the chatter and people moving in and out. Our neighbors to the left left about 30 minutes before the end and never returned. God, who can blame them.
Avoid Like the Plague
If Sura proves anything at all it is that the loose bowels Vijay unleashed upon viewers in Vettaikaran a few months back still continues unabated.
Guys, to waste your time and money on trash like Sura is unpardonable. As reviewers, we have no choice. But dear reader you do. Show your middle finger to this junk with mucho gusto.
Punnaku Pandi’s Sura deserves no better. Avoid this garbage like the plague.