It looks like there is no end to the recent bad run of Tamil biggies. Vijay Milton’s new movie 10 Endrathukulla after the much acclaimed Goli Soda is a very amateurishly treated entertainer. The choice of such a script will make you feel like both Vikram and Milton are desperate to create a masala entertainer. With imagination and stunt choreography overdoing everything and killing every possible form of thrill, this Transporter inspired Tamil action thriller is a disappointment without a doubt.
The man with no name (James Bond, Mani Ratnam and even A R Murugadoss was there among the fake names) is in Chennai making money from all this transporter style business (delivering secret stuff safely) and he is also a driving instructor. The movie actually deals with an unplanned road trip he had to take along with a girl with whom he was in acquaintance. How they both ended up inside that car, where they are headed and what’s awaiting them at the end of the journey is what 10 Endrathukulla talking about.
From the introduction scene of the hero itself there is a clear indication about what is going to happen in terms of treatment in the movie. Vijay Milton has planned all these over the top action set pieces and all those logic less stuff gets the support of extremely tacky visual effects. The story is pretty much a simple thing where you can predict things as it goes on. Some small moments of improvisation used by Milton gives the movie a humor flavor and that helps the movie in being passable up to a limit. Towards the climax, the movie was kind of having a gradual progress but that extremely nonsensical climax fight ruins that scope too.
The main positive of this film is its lead pair. There is a good chemistry between Vikram and Samantha that makes you like the couple. And as there are a few scenes based on their romance, 10 Endrathukulla becomes slightly better than Alex Pandiyan. Pasupathy was good. Rahul Dev once again comes with guns (and this time he hits the targets). Abhimanyu Singh was wasted in that irrelevant character to extent runtime.
Vijay Milton who made a rooted Goli Soda has completely lost control over his imagination. The best example for that would be the climax fight of 10 Endrathukulla. I was hoping he would deliver something interesting in terms of content, but the wafer thin idea would have only worked if it was visually spectacular and the makers fail to add quality in that part. Visual effects were really shabby. The stunts were unimpressive and the tunes aren’t that great. Milton’s cinematography also fails to impress and it was a bit sad to see Sreekar Prasad including some shaky visuals in between cuts.
Overall the movie is definitely a letdown and on a comparison level it was better than Alex Pandiyan (which kind of had a similar theme). Acknowledging the likeable chemistry of Samantha and Vikram, the rating for 10 Endrathukulla is 2/5.
With imagination and stunt choreography overdoing everything and killing every possible form of thrill, this Transporter inspired Tamil action thriller is a disappointment without a doubt.
Green: Recommended Film
Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films
Red: Not Recommended