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Starring: Ajith, Sameera Reddy, Bhavana
Direction: Saran
Music: Bharadwaj
Production: Sivaji Productions
If Ajith fans had a quiet Pongal, then now is their time to celebrate. Asal is ready to race. About 50 days after Vijay’s 49th movie hit the screens, Ajith comes up with his own No.49 and one thinks that there couldn’t have been a better or more stylish run up to No.50. Everything about Asal is big and stylish. Of course, the fact that there is Ajith in the lead automatically raises the style quotient of the film. But, that apart, Asal is loaded with elements that make for a prime spot in the marquee. The Ajith-Saran pair returns after more than 5 years. Hit director-actor pairs do not ensure great films, that is true, but it also has to be accepted that this duo have maintained a rather immaculate record whenever they have come together. Even more weight is added to the undertaking when you consider the fact that the legendary Sivaji banner is behind it. One of the most traditional and haloed production houses of the industry, quality has been their hallmark. This banner is not known to roll out films every year as a routine, they wait for the right opportunities which can be understood from the fact that their last mainstream production in Tamil was Chandramukhi.

So, there is Ajith with Saran wielding the megaphone and
the Sivaji banner controlling affairs. Things cannot go much wrong from here one would guess. The casting has its star power coming in the form of Ajith, stature and experience in Prabhu and the glamour-beauty quotient in the form of two leading ladies Sameera Reddy and Bhavana. The former is looking to consolidate her hold down south after the success of VA and the latter is making a comeback after a short layoff during which she was busy in Malayalam.

When there is Ajith starring in a movie, it is indeed tough for others to get the attention. In spite of having two extremely elegant women as the female leads, it is surprising that the pre-release promos have had only stills of Ajith. But, it has to be admitted that he does look dashing and retro in a spiked hairdo and handlebar sideburns. The huge cigar and goggles add to the style. Obviously, people would expect a stylish ‘don’ kind of character from Ajith. And going by what Prabhu said in a recent interview it will be a slick and stylish entertainer on the lines of Billa.

Asal will be Saran’s most sophisticated film to date. The director and producers have shot the film on various happening spots around the globe captured in Prashanth D. Misale ‘s camera. Interestingly, the movie’s posters have the name of Ajith Kumar as co-director, are we getting to see another face of the actor. Music by Saran regular Bhardwaj have started picking up and it is reported that a few ‘racy’ action sequences will be the highlight of Asal. And what more, you get to see two Ajiths, yes, he is in a dual role. After Vaali, Villain, Varalaaru and Billa, let’s hope that the dual role luck makes even Asal a huge success. With huge expectations (Ajith’s last release was in 2008) and high stakes, Asal is one to watch out for with ‘interest’ in the next few weeks.
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