An inspiring story that revolutionized the aviation industry, lands as a cleverly packaged dramatic flick. Absolutely in awe with a never-seen-before Suriya, truly a captivating performance by him and even the minute of expressions strike hard. And, his character ‘Nedumaaran Rajangam’ is full of. AparnaBalamurali is amusing in a terrifically-written character. The chemistry between the lead is something to talk about, there are multiple sequences between their sparkling eyes that creates magic. All the supporting artists have a purpose and have done complete justice to their roles. Easily brings in the emotional attachment from the very beginning, gets us highly invested and feel for the characters.
Tears and goosebumps guaranteed. Whatever mood the scenes carry gets transformed to the viewers too, which is a crucial part of the filmmaking art, loud applause to director SudhaKongara and team. Cinematic liberty is utilized to the perfect level, knowing the limit to which audience will be okay to believe, placing an important part of the flashback in the President-Meeting scene is a perfect example of that. The film never loses its focus from the story, on-point. Intensity-level of certain situations is sure to increase our pulse rate. There’s so much that is going on-screen and the beauty is it’s so clearly conveyed and the flow is seamless. Dialogues add so much value to the subject and they are very naturally placed word choices, and the slang too.
Amidst the bunch of memorable scenes, business meets with the villain in his flight, Udipi Hotel sequence, All India Radio interview, and the climax stand out. #GVPrakash’s musical treatment is rich. The songs have impressed already, visually-good too. Except for a couple of minor facts that the opening number could have choreographed in a better manner and some songs have been cut-shortened in the film. The camera work is outstanding. Set work, costumes and make-up are apt for the timeline of the setting. Some tiny jump cuts looked odd, otherwise, the film has been neatly-edited. Feels slightly stretched towards the end. Also, VFX could have been better in the flight-in-the-air shots.