Review By : Release Date : Mar 17,2017 Movie Run Time : 2 hours 04 minutes Censor Rating : U

Production: Kenanya Films Cast: Bala Saravanan, GV Prakash Kumar, Kriti Kharbanda, Motta Rajendran, Munish Kanth Direction: Prasanth Pandiyaraj Screenplay: Prasanth Pandiyaraj Story: Prasanth Pandiyaraj Music: GV Prakash Kumar Background score: GV Prakash Kumar Cinematography: PV Shankar Editing: Manoj Gyan, Pradeep E Ragav Art direction: Umesh J Kumar Lyrics: Arunraja Kamaraj, Gana Vinoth, Manikandan, Vairachandran

G.V.Prakash Kumar, the young and energetic composer, turned actor, has teamed up with debut director Prasanth Pandiyaraj for a dark comedy, which has hit the screens, after repeated postponements.

Bruce Lee (G.V.Prakash), Abbas (Bala Saravanan), and their girlfriends, repeatedly witness the murders of various people, committed by ‘Godfather’ Ramadoss. They want to punish Ramadoss for all these, but how, would they do when they do not have any power or influence? When the police support Ramadoss, how do the leads oppose the villain? Do they succeed in bringing the criminals to books? There are many more questions which are majorly left unanswered in the film.

G.V.Prakash’s performance and dance moves are improving with every film, but it is not interesting to see the actor in the same kind of roles. GV’s character in Enakku Innoru Per Irukku, Kadavul Irukkan Kumaaru, and this; all are very much similar to each other. Kriti Kharbanda’s character does not connect well with the audience, and there are quite a few lip sync issues. Bala Saravanan’s comedy one-liners, which are usually enjoyable, sparkle only at few places. The practice of using Motta Rajendran in films has become a regularity these days, and it adds no value to the movie. Munishkanth Ramadoss doesn't talk much, and he has to emote mostly through expressions, which he has done well to an extent.

There are a lot of spoof scenes in the film, and many classic hits like Godfather, Batman: Dark Knight, Baasha, Kaththi and Run are used as references. The director’s idea to induce humour in serious scenes are appreciable, but the way it has been executed, might not work for the majority. There are lots and lots of forced comedy, that totally backfire.

Except for a few really good laughs, the majority of the film is not enjoyable. Though the premise is promising, it has been let down by many factors, such as forced humor, unnecessary songs, and elongated spoofs. The run time of the film is 124 minutes (2 hours 4 minutes), yet, you feel as if you are watching a movie, which is much longer in duration. The screenplay could have been much tighter and interesting.

G.V.Prakash has put in more effort for the background score, and it is very much evident. P.V.Shankar’s visuals are decent. Pradeep E Ragav and Manoj Gyan’s collaborative cuts have worked in favour of the movie, as the film is stylishly cut at few places, suiting the current trend. Prasanth could have been more serious in giving a sensible dark comedy entertainer. Had the writing been more efficient, and screenplay been more tighter, we would have witnessed a much more enjoyable product.

Verdict: Experimental comedy gone wrong!


( 1.25 / 5.0 )




Bruce Lee (aka) Bruce Lee - Tamil

Bruce Lee (aka) Bruce Lee - Tamil is a Tamil movie with production by Kenanya Films, direction by Prasanth Pandiyaraj, cinematography by PV Shankar, editing by Manoj Gyan, Pradeep E Ragav. The cast of Bruce Lee (aka) Bruce Lee - Tamil includes Bala Saravanan, GV Prakash Kumar, Kriti Kharbanda, Motta Rajendran, Munish Kanth.