Review: Bruce Lee

The debutant director has tried to stretch a flimsy knot to an unmanageable length, stringing a series of gags and linking a chain of characters to it.

Published: 17th March 2017 05:19 PM  |   Last Updated: 17th March 2017 05:47 PM   |  A+A-

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It’s the story of a foursome who getting entangled in the affairs of a gangster, tries to extricate themselves from it. The debutant director, a participant of the TV reality show ‘Naalaya Iyakunar’ and a former assistant to Pandiraj, has tried to stretch a flimsy knot to an unmanageable length, stringing a series of gags and linking a chain of characters to it. But the move backfires with the film seeming more like left overs of earlier GV Prakash-flicks joined together.

Prakash plays Bruce Lee a carefree youngster given to boozing binges with his buddy (Bala), the duo with their respective girl friends in tow. Life takes a turn for them when they happen to capture a moment that would incriminate the self-styled gangster ‘Godfather’ in the murder of a minister. What follow is the attempts by the hero and his friend to appease the don and extricate themselves from the problem.

The Don’s character opens promisingly and with Ramdoss playing it we expect a hilarious time. The thug is inspired by Hollywood films, fancies himself a ‘Godfather’, at times his face painted like that of the ‘joker’. But apart from that it’s a dull Ramdoss one gets to see here, the character getting its space but having nothing much to do by way of performance The film follows the pattern of Prakash’s earlier ventures with even the hero’s characterisation etched on similar lines.

That of a youngster aimless, has his alcohol binges, is short on courage, and escapes at the slightest sign of danger. Prakash seems to be getting stereotyped and having done it all before he essays Bruce with practiced ease. Kriti is yet another face in the list of glamorous heroines.

In the second half Rajendran appears as a rowdy, the hero and his friend approaching him to take on ‘Godfather’. But his act too falls flat. And with each of the characters getting their own flashback-time it gets a little too monotonous and tedious. The script in the latter part takes a downslide never to recover.

And the film which is just about 124 minutes of duration, seems to take an eternity to reach its finale. ‘Bruce lee’ is comedy gone awry!    

Director- Prashanth Pandiraj
Cast- G.V.Prakash, Kriti Kharbanda, Bala, Ramdoss, Rajendran, Sadhika

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