Review by : Behindwoods review board
Starring: Srikanth, Namitha, Hema Malini, Ragasiya, Radha Ravi, Nassar, Vivek
Direction:K. Rajeswar
Music: Yadheesh
Production: ANKK Movies
Just when we thought that Tamil cinema was getting consistent in providing quality content we get a shocker that threatens to undo all the good work done by conscientious film makers. Glamour has been a regular ingredient in cinema over the years, but glamour can easily spill over into vulgarity and that is exactly what has happened in Indira Vizha.

A movie generally relies on a script, glamour only spices up things at certain points in the script. But, here, the movie seems to be constructed exclusively around glamour (read vulgarity). Srikanth is a man of ideals. He wants to climb up the ladder of life, but not at the cost of his ideals or moralities. Namitha is hook or crook kind of person. She will go to any extent to get what she wants, ideals or moralities hold no importance for her. Srikanth works in a TV channel and Namitha is a model who is looking for good openings. Srikanth helps her get those good offers in his channel and love happens between the
Indira Vizha
pair. But Namitha has very little belief in true love and things like that. She decides that she has to catch a bigger fish and that’s how she hooks the head of the TV channel (Nasser) and gets married to him even though he is a many years elder to her. Srikanth obviously feels cheated and also finds himself in the queer position of having his ex-girlfriend as his boss’ wife. That is when Namitha shows the depths of deviousness of her character. One would think that she has got what she wants in life. But, having Srikanth as one of her subordinates makes her think otherwise. Srikanth refuses her advances and an infuriated Namitha lays a scandalous accusation on him. How Srikanth finds his way out of the quagmire is Indira Vizha.

As said earlier, this movie has been made with the sole intent of making full use of Namitha’s oomph factor. The glamour and intended titillation doesn’t end with just Namitha or her costumes, there are loads of explicit stuff in the name of dialogues and double entendres appear in every other frame. No surprises as to why this film was given an A certificate, one suspects that the censor board officials would have contemplated a stronger rating if it was permitted by the rule book. Also, the habit of massacring old classics is catching on. This time the casualty is the evergreen ‘Oru Kinnathai Endhigiren’ song from Vasanthamaligai.

The storyline of Indira Vizha has been taken straight from the 2004 Hindi film Aitraaz which had featured Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra, directed by Abbas Mustan. There, the same subject had been treated with a bit more discretion and respect for the audience.

Srikanth’s career will not benefit in any way from this movie. Namitha is all about glamour gone overboard and nothing else. Also, her dancing skills have appeared strangely stagnant since the time she entered cinema, she should be doing something about it. Hema Malini makes a brief appearance as lawyer. Vivek joins the double entendre team for a few scenes without much impact. Ragasiya too does her part in furthering the dialogue degeneracy of the movie. Nasser and Radha Ravi play their parts, but one feels that such a movie is simply not worth their class.

Indira Vizha is a movie that might leave one feeling despondent about the fact that even while brave film makers are coming out with neat and quality movies, such products find their way into theaters. The character of Namitha in Indira Vizha is of the outlook that ‘one can succeed even at the cost of one’s ideals’. Rajeshwar, the director of Kovilpatti Veeralakshmi, seems to have embraced this idea while making this movie.

Verdict: Glamour and double entendres only!

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