Anna was a political action thriller with slow narration.
Story : Viswa ( Vijay ) is a young aspiing dacer, who lives in Australia runs a water plant. His Father is Leader fondly call as ANNA in Mumbai. Viswa loves Amala paul at first sight. They fell in love with each other . At last Amala paul’s father Suresh agreed their marriage proposal . Vijay goes to India with Suresh and Aamala paul for his father acceptance. Vijay enters Mumbai. And from there story turns with good twists.
Performances : Vijay excelled with his performance. Considering mass appeal of Vijay , the first half is for urban areas. Still vijay did neat job. Specially the second half elevation scenes are very apt for Vijay. With the thin story line Vijay explored all the emotions with in the character.
Aamala Paul did good job and her character needs to create impact in the second half. ANNA character is much elevated by Satya Raj. Sanatham entertains partly , while some other also did neat job , up to their characters.
Story ,Direction & Screenplay : AL Vijay , who is a trade mark of directing sensible flicks failed to elevate Vijay in most of the scenes. AL Vijay goes off with a twist in first half but much lengthy love story doesn’t create impact on Interval bang. Considering the length of the first half , director cleverly avoided the main story and suddenly comes of with surprise twist in the middle but it is Big let down in making as a revenge drama. He succeed in elevating Staya Raj character but pre – interval scenes is just like a regular story. After the Interval Hero character needs a elevation scene to build up leader / Anna character. But , particular elevation was a pure regular style not even a powerful one. There are some lighter moments in second half , where he tries to make it racy but the damage inevitable. Climax also tested the patience and making fool of himself by ending with very pathetic dialogues Aamala. He tries to engage with some DO or DIE scenes in second half , which was big relief for the audience.
Simply first half goes with his style of treatment and second half goes with regular format of Vijay style but very badly written and executed. Second hero-in track was unnecessary and pre – Climax song was wasted. Editor may take off lot of scenes in first half but in director point of view , it is building a twist with side track of the story line. Coming to the image of Vijay , ANNA was big disappointing attempt.
Songs & BGM : Songs are pretty average and on screen doesn’t created any impact on story. BGM was very bad . elevation scenes became taste less with worth less BGM .
Plus : Vijay , Twists , Comedy at parts
Minus : Story , Slow Narration, BGM & Lack of action.
Rating : 3/5
Watch it if you are a Die -hard fan of Vijay.
Box – Office Verdict :
It is very tough to sustain at Tollywood Box – Office. This flick may click in tamil considering Vijay’s Image.