Movie review 'Ajith': A replica that falls short to impress

DECCAN CHRONICLE | SHASHIPRASAD S M
Published May 9, 2014, 8:48 pm IST
Updated Apr 1, 2019, 9:11 am IST
 
Cast: Chiranjeevi Sarja, Nikki Galrani
Music: Yuvan Shankar Raja
Director: Mahesh Babu
Rating: **1/5

With one more remake hitting the screens – ‘Ajith’ is nothing but a replica of the original Tamil hit ‘Paiyaa’, which falls short to impress as an 'entertainer.' There is hardly any difference between the original and the replica with the director Mahesh Babu reproducing it from scene to scene including the minute details. But for the end result of it, the original stands out as the best!

The melodious songs which was the highlights has been retained as it is with Yuvan Shankar Raja scoring it for the Kannada version too, is the saving grace including few moments by Chiranjeevi Sarja. A journey in love, for love and with love is the simple crux of the story. So what went wrong for the replica? It is the chemistry between the lead characters which dearly misses in ‘Ajith’ and lack of 'edge of the seat experience.'

Ajith, a young lad portrayed by Chiranjeevi Sarja who falls in love at first sight with the heroine. In a 'coincident,' Ajith meets her at the railway station and he is mistaken for a car driver. The journey continues in 'first gear' until the interval! Soon the entry of rowdies, who are looking out for the missing girl on the highway and thus a midway fight sequence. However, there are other sets of villians who are also looking out for Ajith! A lovely drive to Mumbai is pasted with past, songs and chase sequences. After fighting the villians, the duo finally reaches Mumbai.

Unlike the original, ‘Ajith’ hits a lot of potholes throughout the journey in terms making, which does not match the thriller effectively portrayed on screen by Karthi and Tammanna in Paiyaa. Nikki Galrani, sister of Sandalwood actress Sanjjana, who makes Sandalwood debut looks pretty on screen but is not up to the mark. For Chiranjeevi Sarja, who is still cherishing the success of his previous release Chandralekha, the replica is bound to be an average performer.

Will Ajith express his love for a happy ending? Simply avoid if you have watched ‘Paiyaa.’

 

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