Gethu Review: The heavily marketed Gethu is written and directed by Thirukumaran, starring Udhayanidhi Stalin, Sathyaraj, Vikranth and Amy Jackson. This is the first time Udhayanidhi Stalin charging in as an action hero.
The movie drags somewhere in the beginning and we find it out of focused but it is attention grabbing when the actual story begins, ie towards the interval. Comedy portions are neat without going loud and vulgar but are speed breakers for such a script. We can see the maker’s excitement to make it big, that is exactly the weakness too. It works in parts. The action scenes are fairly exciting, and the movie as a whole looks nice and better than a majority of action films releasing here.
Vikranth is good, and credible. Amy Jackson scenes are out of the road. It is not a complaint as it was always, 95% of the times, like that for an Indian action film. She is beautiful and gives the needed colour on screen. Her performance is clean. Our hero Udhayanidhi Stalin, in his new avatar, as a stylish action hero, is convincing. He had come a long way from OKOK. He is building a market for himself. The best thing he did to his career is that he himself made familiar with the audience as a hero before jumbing to the ‘action-shoes’.
Thirukumaran, the director of Siva Karthikeyan’s Maan Karate is very focused in the technical side of his films in addition to the music department and comedy. The pace of the film is what is hitting on the wrong side, apart from the ‘could have been better’ script. For example, Vikranth’s character has very little to do even after giving so much expectations. His portion could have increased after reducing some romantic and comedy portions. Overall, you’ll be pretty much able to predict what happens before it actually does. On the other hand, these predictable elements are put forward in a professional manner.
Technically sound, visually pleasing and as always for Udhayanidhi Stalin projects, Harris Jayaraj holds the key. He holds the key, door, plate, ring, wall, everything and makes the movie look bigger than the actual. His background score make many scenes work.
Finale: A decent – good action movie. Predictable but watchable.