Sruthi Ganapathy Raman
A camera technique that is often reserved for flashy action sequences gives us one of the most satisfying introductory moments that define Leo’s Parthiban (Vijay).
It thrives in its smaller, carefully structured scenes that challenge us to ask one question: what would an ordinary man do, when pushed into the extraordinary? Will he pick up the gun to cocoon his family? Is he ready to let the gun change his life?
Loosely based on body-horror legend David Cronenberg’s masterful A History Of Violence (2005), Leo owns this template and makes it its own in the first half.
Apart from being a loving wife, she’s a fierce protector who will go to any lengths to make sure her children are safe. This also leads to a tender scene between Vijay and Trisha, instantly filling us up with nostalgia.
Things that we never thought we’ll take home from a film like this. While leaving a few things to be desired, gives us the glimpse of a new kind of star film to root for.