Director : Vijay Chandar
Production Company : Moving Frame
Music Director : S. Thaman
Starring: Vikram, Tamannah Bhatia
Release Date: 23rd February 2018
Chiyaan Vikram and milky beauty Tamannah Bhatia starerr much-anticipated action thriller, Sketch has hit the theaters today. Let’s see what this movie offers us.
Story: Jiiva aka Sketch (Vikram) is an expert in seizing vehicles of those default on their EMIs. He’s a guy who loves his vehicles. He is a right hand to a financier Settu (Harish Peradi), who offers loan for bikes and cars. One day, while Jiiva and his friends are seizing a vehicle, he meets Ammu (Tamannaah), whom he falls in love with. One day, Settu, who has an eye on Kumar’s (Babu Raj) vintage car, tells Sketch that his long time wish is to own the vehicle as it once belonged to his father. Sketch and friends take up the challenge — they manage to divert Kumar’s attention by playing mind games and win the task. While Settu celebrates his success, Sketch starts losing his friends one by one. What happens next? To get this answer, one should watch the movie on silver screen.
- Vikram’s performance
- Action sequences
- Predictable storyline
- Placement of songs
Performance: As usual Chiyaan Vikram delivers his natural performance. His performance as a person with a carefree attitude and arrogance deserves applause. He provides an action feast to the audiences. The plot is not challenging for a fine actor like Vikram, but he’s earnest and energetic as usual. Tamannah did not get much screen space. She is seen in a traditional attire throughout the movie. She is only used for songs and she adds that ‘homely’ flavour to the film. RK Suresh has been underutilized and the main antagonist Babu Raj is not a great choice. All the actors have done justice to their characters.
Technical: Vijay Chander has used the same old story and screenplay in the first half so nothing extraordinary here. Thaman’s music and BGM are good. However, the placement of the songs spoils the mood. The romantic scenes do not appear convincing as the heroine’s character lacks proper development. Cinematographer Sukumar provided visuals required for a mass film. The climax and interval action sequences are the major highlights. The production Values are good.
Analysis: Overall, Sketch is an average commercial entertainer ideal for mass audiences. Sketch is one of those films set in north Madras gangster backdrop that has all style but no substance.