The best thing about going for a formulaic, mass-masala flick is that you know what to expect much before it all starts. Even if you go out of the theatre for a while and comeback after a smoke or playing with your mobile, you miss nothing much and things would be happening in that particular order only.
And with Vijay, even the style and settings will be the same. Just as it happens in his latest offering, Bairavaa, directed by Bharathan.
Bairavaa (Vijay) is a collection agent working for a bank and being a super hero, he can take on virtually anyone, including a gang of fiery looking thugs, without even batting an eyelid. Oh yes, there is a difference, he plays some cricket shots in this one, which hits the goons at the wrong places. Now that’s for all of you who blame the hero of repeating his signature style!
Once the cricket episode is over, it’s time to woo the heroine, Malar Vizhi (Keerthy Suresh). No prizes for guessing that he falls for her right at the first sight. But he soon learns that she is targeted by a ruthless don named P K (Jagapathi Babu), who runs a self-financing medical college where she is studying.
Of course, this one is not meant to be taken too seriously but even then it seems endless at a running time of more than 2 hours and 45 minutes.
Vijay is not known to experiment with his themes beyond a point and this one is more like a potpourri of his popular avatars from the past. Even in the absence of a good script or interesting scenes, it’s only the hero’s presence that keeps the viewers engaged.
Keerthy Suresh is fine but the lead pair shares zilch chemistry on screen. As it is mandatory in these kinds of stories, the villain looks more like a joker, with silly looking cronies and all the fake bravado.
Bairavaa has nothing new to offer, including good music. Let’s say, compared to this, Vijay’s Theri could be rated as a classic.