Bairavaa is the usual masala hero centric film from Bharathan that follows everything that is typical in this kind of movies. With occasional punch dialogues and over the top heroism, the film flows in an expected speed and what you get at the end is a nearly three hour long average film with no big suspense and everything one would have expected from that trailer.
Bairavan is this collection agent of a bank who is normally hired to collect money from the tougher people who use muscle power to avert payment. One day he happens to meet one girl and his attempts to get close to her ends up in a scenario where he learns a lot about her past and the issues in her life. Bairavan decides to be with her and support her in a legal battle against an influential man. Who is this man? And what lead to all these issues and how it all gets resolved is what Bairavaa dealing with.
Bairavaa has a very predictable pattern. Over the top cycling intro, then a fight worshipping him, followed by a song, then comes the heroine, hero falls for her instantly etc. are something we have seen in many films. Bharathan repeats the same stuff in Bairavaa and I have to say that it isn’t boring (Sachin, Sehwag, Dhoni part was too much). After the heroine’s entry and mainly the second half of the film is where the development happens. Bharathan there also includes familiar things in a way that shows the swag of our hero. The much talked about punch dialogue of the film and certain fiery conversations during some of those social preaching areas keeps the movie alive and because of that you sort of forgive the movie when it does some cheesy hero boosting like calling the hero as the actual God Bairavaa.
Vijay shines in delivering those catchy dialogues in his style and it had a mass appeal. But I have to say that the gimmicks and dialogue delivery in those flirting portions weren’t precisely cute. Keerthy Suresh has done a fair enough work as Malarvizhi. Director Suraaj and his audience may not like her in the film because of the excess cloth she was wearing. Jagapathi Babu plays the villain mostly utilizing his dashing largely salt “salt n pepper” look. Sathish is the Santhanam of the film, but his role has very minimal screen time. Daniel Balaji was good as the peculiar Kottai Veeran. A few Malayali characters were there in the film and I would like to appreciate Bharathan for choosing good actors and letting them dub (Aparna’s face actually had some expressions, unlike Kohinoor).
Bharathan keeps the movie alive without many surprises. His writing tries to adapt the format of the recent Vijay films like Theri, Kaththi and Thuppakki by adding a socially relevant conflict inside a usual action romance festival film. But as the writing isn’t that innovative, the content doesn’t have the moving factor. But in the making part he manages to cater to the targeted audience by presenting the hero with charm. You are in a way expecting an over the top heroism and Bharathan does just that. Cinematography was good. Cuts had a prominent role in making action sequences look slick. Santhosh Narayanan’s music tracks are kind of interesting and title track was used effectively to create the mood.
Bairavaa is an average watchable film which won’t bore you or amaze you. It has moments of heroism at regular intervals of time which keeps the movie somewhat in the zone. So the final word would be, Bairavaa is a passable theater watch.
Bairavaa is an average watchable film which won’t bore you or amaze you.
Green: Recommended Film
Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films
Red: Not Recommended