Director Shankar’s latest release ‘I’ is a treat to watch. Cinematography by P C Sreeram is the USP of this movie. Every frame of this movie is stunning. Specially wherever Amy Jackson is coming on screen she is looking extremely beautiful.
Title: I ( 2014)
Cast: Vikram, Amy Jackson, Upen Patel, Suresh Gopi
Producer: V Ravichandran, D Ramesh Babu
Music: A R Rahman
Cinematography: P C Sreeram
Editor: Llewellyn Anthony Gonslaves
Writer: Shankar, Subha
Production Banner: Aascar Film Pvt Ltd
Release Date: 14-Jan-2014
Run Time: 3 Hours 6 Minutes
Technical Aspects: ‘I’ is a brilliant film technically. A R Rahman’s music is good and so is the background score. As said earlier, the make up and prosthetics used for Vikram’s character are mind blowing. P C Sreeram’s camerawork is stunning and gives the film an international look. All the episodes that are shot in China have been shot beautifully.
The sets designed and scale of the movie is surely up to Shankar’s standard. Telugu dubbing is decent and so are the dialogues. Screenplay by Shanakar lacks focus in many areas as you do not get attached to film emotionally. The way Vikram’s character goes about taking revenge on his enemies in the first half have been hurried up and is unclear.
Verdict: Despite narrating the story in spaced flashback method, the screenplay hardly engages you due to its predictability. The techniques used by Vikram for taking revenge are not at all effective. Except for the brilliant performance of Vikram, there is nothing to admire about this poorly executed film. Shankar tried to explain everything in detail which is absolutely not necessary. This film disappoints on many levels as it comes from the master filmmaker. We could understand some mediocre director to make such lackluster movie, but coming from Shankar, I will hurt you even more.
Check out some of the best photos from the movie :