A legit-weapons dealer has 3 sons. Shiva is one of them who is subdued by his brothers. He rescues his kidnapped brother only to find himself shot by them. Then he uncovers the mystery of his father's death and takes revenge.

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A legit-weapons dealer has 3 sons. Shiva is one of them who is subdued by his brothers. He rescues his kidnapped brother only to find himself shot by them. Then he uncovers the mystery of his father's death and takes revenge.

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Asal impresses a lot but fails to re create the magic of billa
10 February 2010 | by (India) – See all my reviews

The much awaited asal finally hits the screen and with that expectation i went for that movie. First of all, hats off to saran and his team for their brilliant effort to create one of the most stylish film ever made in India. But, may be in the process, they have failed to concentrate much on story as well as music and these factors put asal on the back foot..

Ajith aka "THALA" is the major plus , may be the only plus in the movie and he lives up to the expectation... It has been evident that here after only he alone , apart from Superstar, can be considered for these kind of stylish movies to be made in Tamil.. The "Thala" factor takes the movie to another level... The same movie would have been a total crap, if it had been acted by anyone else other than Ajith... That tells you how much the movie needs him...

Asal basically lacks good story and better music which are basic parameters for any south Indian movies.. I have no idea why there are three people (saran, yugi sethu, ajith ) for story and screenplay, since i have to search for the story anywhere in the movie.. And music is horrible.. It seems saran has urged bharadwaj to compose the music while he was on his way to restroom.. Bharadwaj's asal(real) magic was missing and the worst part was stealing Bond movies theme for background score...

Sameera and bhavana are best fit for their roles but bhavana looks much younger than Ajith, which makes their on screen chemistry miserable. Sameera was also wasted in the movie...Yugi sethu tried some comedy and succeeded but the real comedian was prabhu...As usual there are some 1980's villain, except Kelly Dorji (shetty), who stands out among other baddies...

The movie would have been lot better, if saran skipped all the songs... Among technicians, Prashanth D. Misale rocks as a cinematographer.. Especially the opening scene, where the aerial beauty of Paris mesmerizes all the viewers... Through out the movie, cinematography has taken another dimension and adds style content of the movie... Stunts are short and smart not like other Tamil movies with blood shed... But they should have avoided one particular scene which they copied from a Korean movie "a bittersweet life"...

It is not a rule that stylish movies must not have a story in it.... Saran must understand this... Asal certainly impresses movie goers around the city... But it will no way create any impact on you... Only Ajith can save the movie from now on....


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