Director: Vijay Chandar
Cast: Vikram, Tamannaah Bhatia, RK Suresh and Harish Peradi
Ever since the project was announced, there was nothing exciting about Vikram’s Sketch, which is probably the weakest film among the Pongal releases in Tamil. The teaser made it very evident that it’s going to be another commercial entertainer that’s made along the lines of Gemini and Rajapattai. If only Sketch was half as entertaining as Gemini, it would have at least warranted comparison, but sadly that’s not the case and that’s very disappointing.
Vikram plays Jiiva aka Sketch, who is the right hand man of a local loan shark, who finances for cars and bikes. When people don’t pay interest on time, its Jiiva’s job to seize their vehicles and he wouldn’t stop till the job gets done. However, things take an unexpected turn when he’s given the responsibility of seizing a vintage Fiat car of gangster Kumar, but it doesn’t pan out the way he anticipates.
A lot of what happens in Sketch, director Vijay Chandar’s second film post Vaalu, has been done and dusted, and the packaging doesn’t make much of a difference. Vikram, for instance, tries his best to save the film and despite his effort, Sketch falls flat on its face. Barring some well choreographed action sequences, there’s hardly anything worthy of praise in the film. Tamannaah is nothing more than eye candy. She looks stunning and is a dream to watch on screen, but what more can she contribute in an otherwise tedious film.
There are some films that show promise, at least have moments that earn a cheer or two. Sketch, unfortunately isn’t that film and what it is instead is sheer waste of talent (of Vikram’s) and money (of the producer).
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