Hats off to director Boopathy Pandian and Vishal for dishing out a commercial entertainer which is racy from the word go. Known for doing action-packed roles, Vishal has tried his hand at comedy and has come out clean rendering a noteworthy performance.
With established stars like Kannada actor Devaraj, Ashish Vidyarthi and Priya Mani around, Boopathy Pandian has churned out a typical 'masala' film, which is sure to go down well with the masses.
After Thamirabarani, Vishal makes amends hogging all the limelight in Malaikottai.
The first half is packed with humour and romance while the latter half is filled with stunning action sequences. Handling both with comfort is Vishal. The tall and dark hero of Tamil cinema has announced his arrival to the big league with the movie.
After a serious portrayal in Paruthiveeran, Priya Mani has taken to glamour in the movie. She appears in skimpy costumes and shakes her legs for peppy tunes. Ashish Vidyarthi in the company of Urvashi evokes laughter.
Anbu (Vishal) is a happy go-lucky youngster who later picks up brawl with a local politician. A case is registered against him and he is forced to leave Pudukottai on a conditional bail, provided he signs the register in a Tiruchi police station.
At Tiruchi, he comes across Malar (Priya Mani) a college girl and falls for her. The inspector at the police station Kanthaswamy (Ashish Vidyarti) happens to be his uncle. Kamala (Urvasi) is the lady constable at the station. Kanthaswamy and Kamala were ex-lovers and scenes describing their romance lead to instant laughter.
Palani (Devaraj), a powerful politico controls the whole town. Along with his brother Guna (Ajay), Palani infuses terror in the hearts of the local people and virtually controls the town with his men.
Anbu ends up getting the wrath of Guna when he saves Malar from a difficult situation. Sequence of events leads Anbu to launch a crusade to bump over both Palani and Guna. And how he goes about achieving the mission forms the crux.
Kanal Kannan's stunts are a major highlight. Especially the climax flight on a rainy street in Matrix style deserves a special mention.
Mani Sharma's music is catchy especially the remix number ‘Hey Atha Athorama’. The film almost is predictable. But still is a good fast moving entertainer.