Despite its humour and the charisma of its lead actor, Rajinikanth’s Annaatthe is still a disappointment. The movie’s script fails to capture the emotions of its characters, and Rajinikanth’s performance in the film is far from memorable. The film is a drab, humourless drama that does not do justice to Rajinikanth’s natural talent. If this is the first time that Rajinikanth has played a leading role in a film World Ringtones, the movie will surely be remembered as one of the worst.
The two main characters of Annaatthe (Abhimanyu Singh and Jagapathi Babu) have a male saviour complex, and the film fails to create chemistry between them. Instead, the characters recite long, melodramatic dialogues, and we feel nothing is quite real. While Rajinikanth is unfailingly charismatic, Siva and his team fail to deliver the required finesse. There are some moments in the film that reek of bad writing, such as when Kaalaiyan says that his sister will need a doctor even if she marries a millionaire. The film’s weakest character is the groom’s brother, and he’s surprisingly likable.
Siva’s Annaatthe trailer reveals a film that promises high-octane entertainment, but lacks originality. Though Rajinikanth has experimented with formulaic films in his later years, none of them has been unwatchable. Yet, Siva’s Annaatthe is far from Rajinikanth’s best, and as two hours and 45 minutes go by, Annaatthe is an unwatchable ride.
Actors: Rajinikanth, Keerthy Suresh
Music: D. Imman
Audio Quality: 128 Kbps/ 320 Kbps
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