Valimai movie review: Ajith Kumar-starrer lacks depth to impress till the end

Author: Yuvi February 25, 2022

Valimai movie review: Ajith Kumar-starrer lacks depth to impress right till the end


Where to watch: Theater

Duration: 2 hrs 59 mins

Director: H. Vinoth

Cast: Ajith Kumar, Kartikeya Gummakonda and Huma Qureshi.

Rating: 2.5/5

‘Valimai’ can best be described as an action film, with the first part by director H Vinoth, and the second part by actor Ajith.

In other words, the first part of ‘Valimai’ presents a plot with the same class and brilliance that was seen in Vinoth’s earlier films such as ‘Sathuranga Vettai’ and ‘Theeran Adhigaaram Onnu’, while the second part features actor Ajith’s performance. Fans were expecting it. Ajith’s film

The city is under a series of chain snatching incidents and the police department assigns the case to a ‘supercop’, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Arjun (Ajit Kumar).

It doesn’t take him long to discover that there is a sinister link between chain snatching cases and a sudden increase in sales of a particular type of motorbike on certain days every month. Not only that, he also smells of a link between chain snatchers and drug dealers.

Arjun learns that all the crimes are being committed by the same gang who identifies themselves as the slaves of Satan. The head of the gang (played by Kartikeya) firmly believes that the police force is not equipped to track him down and even if they do, his speed or that of his bike riders are not able to match the speed of the gang, in which the main Involved in misguided youth.

But her hopes are dashed when Arjun finds her and even captures her. What happens then what is the film…

A good 20 minutes into the film, you really get into the story and are ready to forgive the slow start to the film.

The plot intensifies and by the time the first bike stunt sequence appears, you really find yourself rooting for ACP Arjun.

The bike sequences don’t disappoint a bit in the first half and you feel the adrenaline rush when you watch them.

The first half is just a pleasure to watch and that is mainly because of director Vinoth, who manages to surprise you with his thinking and narration.

For example, an open challenge that the villain gives to the hero and the way that challenge is accepted and handled is refreshing.

Vinoth’s strength lies in surprising you and he does so consistently and deftly in the first half. By the time the first half is over, your hopes are already high. However, this is when the problem starts.

There is a lot of emotional drama in the second half. First, there is a sequence in which Arjun’s mother pleads with him about the safety of her third son, Kutty.

Then, there is another sequence in which Arjun asks his mother to have food and then, a third sequence when the mother offers to kill herself for the sake of her third son… the melodramatic sequences are just endless. Roll your eyes.

Also, what makes the second half difficult to digest is that the action sequences don’t even work. The action sequences you see in the second half are far below the high standards that you expected from the film.

Forget measuring, they don’t look convincing at first.

As if that wasn’t enough, the villain, whose character appears intelligent, strong and capable in the first part, appears weak and immature in the second.

The climax also doesn’t work for a variety of reasons, both on a logical and emotional level.

One can go on, but to make a long story short, ‘Valimai’ is a film that impresses initially but is unable to retain the charm till the end.

25 February, 2022, 2:55 pm

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