Vikram with his sheer screen presence entertain you but 10 Endrathukulla the movie disappoints. There is ample car chases and action to bring life and thrills into the film but sadly the execution and screenplay is a big letdown that has more amount of boredom than entertainment.
Loosely inspired and modelled from Jason Statham’s Transporter movie Vikram’s no name character in the film is one who transports anything without caring for what the purpose and content of his assignment is. He meets Shakeela (Samantha) and from there they are moving to Mussori, a scenic place in Northern part of India. What is the mystery behind this journey from Chennai is what 10 Endrathukulla is all about.
The only plus point in an otherwise lacklustre screenplay and boring movie is the onscreen chemistry between the lead pair. As I said, Vikram with his screen presence try to add and infuse life and energy but all for a loosing cause as 10 Endrathukulla is a movie that makes a tiring watch almost till the final stages. The only major excitement happens in the final forty minutes or so.
In other words, we have a badly presented first half and a somewhat entertaining second half. By the time something do happen, it was too late. There is plenty of action and car chases in the first half but that alone cannot save a film if the screenplay could not bring in some energy. By half way mark, as said the film was heavily gasping for some much needed breath which sadly director Vijay Milton could not pump in.
Vikram tries his best be it action, light humour in the way he approach things in a larger than life character. But inspite of his positive energy, he was not able to save this wafer thin story from sinking. Samantha was good in parts. Her onscreen chemistry with Vikram did work out well but some unexpected twist in her character towards the final stages was a clear case of overacting. Pasupathy acted his part well. Rahul Dev repeated his usual antagonist character while Abhimanyu Singh becomes just an ordinary baddie with nothing to do.
Technically, the visual effects were poor. Though the camera work was good in the second half, the pre interval portion had many shaky scenes which created irritation for the eyes. Editor Sreekar Prasad did a good job overall but an experienced technician like him should have taken care of some flows.
Background score was dull and songs by D Imman could not create any magic. Action and chase sequences were choreographed quite well but the climax sequences could have been better.
Overall, 10 Endrathukulla turns out to be a below average movie with a bad execution from Vijay Milton who couldn’t repeat the feat of Goli Soda. A R Murugadoss is one of the producer along with Fox Star Studios. I am not sure how they are going to recoup the money invested and if the budget is a higher amount, well then they are in for a big disappointment here. My rating is two out of five for 10 Endrathukulla.
Rating – 2 / 5
Reviewed by Chandra mohan gopinathon Oct 22 2015