Director: A. L. Vijay
Cast: Vijay, Amala Paul, Satyaraj, Santhanam, Abhimanyu Singh, Suresh, Nassar, Ponvannan, Manobala and Sam Anderson (Cameo Appearance)Music: G. V. Prakash
In the first half of the movie, Vishwa (Vijay) is portrayed as a mineral water supplier and as a dancer in Australia. Meera (Amala Paul) pretends to be Vishwa's love interest and manages an Indian restaurant in Australia. Yes, she just pretends because she is actually a police officer from Crime Branch in India. She plots a clever plan with Suresh (who pretends to be Meera's father) in order to bring back Vishwa to India and arrest Vishwa's father Ramadurai a.k.a. Anna (Sathyaraj) because nobody knows where Anna is living in Mumbai. According to the plan, Meera joins Vishwa's Sydney famous dance group "Tamil Pasanga", makes him fall in love with her, proposes him and takes him to India to seek the approval of Anna. Until Vishwa reaches India, he is unaware of what exactly his father does. Forget that, he does not even know his house address in Mumbai. Anna is a very famous figure in Mumbai who not only helps the poor and needy but also fights against injustice. He has earned the respect of many people in Mumbai which has caused him a lot of trouble. His enemies have done some golmaal and want the police to arrest him. When Vishwa gets back to India with Meera, Anna reveals this truth and Vishwa also gets to know about Meera's plot. Soon after, Anna dies in a bomb blast which was not intended by Meera. Vishwa wants to take up the position of Anna but his chitappa (Ponvannan) refuses and tries to send him back to Australia. But Vijay recollects his father's golden words- "This is a one way path. One cannot step back. In the end, what goes away, is only life. Once you take up aruval (sword) in your hand, you should fight for justice". Finally, Vishwa's chitappa turns out to be a back stabber (literally). But, Vishwa kills all those who had conspired his father's death. Meera, as a responsible police officer helps him out in various instances and also quits her job in the end and marries Vishwa. Then the movie finishes off with the words- "Time to lead"!
On the whole, it was difficult to digest Vijay's transition from a dancer to a leader and Amala Paul's drastic change from a pretty lass to a police officer. The dance moves in "Tamil Pasanga" song was really nice. "Vaanganna Vanakkanganna" song made the audience whistle like anything. "Sol Sol" is my favourite but this song was not to a part of the movie. Sathyaraj had done justice to his role and for some strange reason, the Anna character reminded me of my grandfather. As usual, Santhanam's comedy was top notch. Adding to that, Sam Anderson's cameo appearance was out-of-the-box comedy. First half of the movie was interesting. Second half was little boring. Nothing extra-ordinary in this movie but Thalapathy fans will enjoy it.