Thala Ajith and Nayanthara are Magnificent in wasted freedom in Viswasam Film

Cast: Ajith Kumar, Nayanthara, Sakshi Agarwal
Director: Siva

Viswasam movie review and release highlights: Celebrities, fans and critics are lauding Viswasam, starring Ajith, Nayanthara, Yogi Babu, Vivek and Kovai Sarala among others.

hala Ajith and Nayanthara seem to have cooked up a good family drama for Pongal 2019. Ajith's collaboration with director Siruthai Siva for the fourth time might again turn charmful as they seem to have amalgamated various genres to best fit the actor's stardom and the greetings of the season. Just like most of his films, Viswasam is also a masala flick with its family drama elements that up the melodrama to a shockingly large extent. The film is basically a love story with its conflicts and triumphs. It's not something we haven't seen before. 

The film kick starts with Thookudurai, played by Ajith Kumar, who is a benevolent mob hailing from the Koduvilarpatti village in Madurai. With quite a lot of Maari vibes, Durai's character also has blind followers who respect him for whatever he does. Things take a turn when his paths cross with Dr Niranjana, essayed by Nayanthara. Love blossoms as they both express their feelings for each other and tie the knot. But things aren't rosy after they have a baby daughter as Niranjana's concerns regarding Durai's violent streak affects the child. She takes their daughter back to Mumbai and makes sure the child is safe and away from the influence of her father. However, Durai visits them in Mumbai with a view to win back his family. That's when he learns that his daughter's life is in danger. What follows next is how he finds the crook who has been after his daughter's life while mending broken bonds with his wife and creating a new father-daughter relationship with Shweta (played by baby Anikha).

Even the action sequences aren't fun to watch. While they have that suave panache of Ajith as he twirls his moustache and breaks bones, it is not very impacting or exciting. There were hopes from Vivek, Kovai Sarala, Yogi Babu and others to offer some comic punch lines that would make the audience laugh out loud but even the jokes are corny and hackneyed. Luckily, the cast is strong and the performances keep you engaged, even when they are going through a loop of a vapid plot line. 

Telugu actor Jagapathi Babu, who plays the antagonist (sort of) is brilliant! Having watched him play a village ruffian in Aravinda Sametha to suddenly taking on the role of a shrewd and charismatic businessman hailing from Mumbai is arresting. Even the role of Shweta played by baby Anikha has been portrayed splendidly. We have watched Ajith explore the father-daughter bond earlier in Yennai Arindhal. And we get to witness the same in Viswasam as the second half of the film extensively explores the relationship between Thookudurai and his daughter Shweta. Despite few dialogues, Anikha is very natural and convincing.

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