Unnaip pol oruvan.
I better don’t waste lines, describing about the story. I strictly don’t want to compare these 2 films[ though it is apple to apple ]. Whatever it is, the screen presence of Kamal makes a greater impact than anyone else. Kamal does a justified role of his age and experience. He avoids the looks of Naseeruddin shah but not his body language. Kamal’s biggest asset is his voice – his intonation is a big plus as he has a relatively small role in story like this.
Coming to the business side of the movie.. Why Kamal would want to do this film that too along with Mohan lal whereas the same could have been done with Prakasraj as the common man and Nasser as the commissioner – think about the saleability then. That’s the idea.. but it’s a brilliant business idea. The same reason why Manirathnam has used Abhishek Bachan and Aishwarya for the story of Ambani – GURU [ international sales ! ]. The film could ve been sold well in Kerala along with Lalettan and similarly in Telugu along with Venkatesh.I am not sure about the role of the director Sakri in this lion’s feast. [ Innoru Santhanabharathi ! ]. For the comparison game, I vote the Hindi version. [ couldn’t resist this line ! ].
– For the best and original effect, watch ‘A Wednesday’. Naseer Bhai and Neeraj Pandey deserve the best accolodaes for their roles.