Indrajith movie review: Had potential to be engaging but underwhelms

The film stars Gautham Karthik, Ashrita, Sonarika, Sanjay Khedekar and Sudhanshu Pandey in the lead roles.

Director: Kala Prabhu

Cast: Gautham Karthik, Ashrita, Sonarika, Sanjay Khedekar, Sudhanshu Pandey

Indrajith (Gautham Karthik), a happy-go-lucky guy and an adventure junkie from Chennai was asked by his uncle professor Mayilvaganan (Sanjay Khedekar) – a former director of Archeological Survey of India (ASI) – to join his team in search of a mystical stone in Goa. Apparently, the artefact has got the power to cure all kinds of diseases in the world. Mayil came to know of the unique stone through one of his ancestors Shankar Raman from his native. He had left a manuscript and a route map that help to reach the cave in which the stone is located. Apparently, it is kept under a Shiva linga in the dense forests of Arunachal Pradesh.

Meanwhile, Kapil Sharma (Sudnashu Pandey) the present director of ASI is also on the lookout for the stone and he tries to foil the attempts of Mayil and his group. However, beating all odds, they set out in search of the stone to the northeast where they face several hurdles including troubles from the Maoists (!). How Indrajith achieves his target almost effortlessly forms the reminder of the film. The hero everything – from climbing hills to surviving a steep fall and climbing back up unscathed undermines the believability of the film.

The plot had all the potential of an engaging adventure thriller had Kala Prabhu given a thoughtful and believable screenplay. Gautham Karthik as the hyper energetic youngster has been aptly cast and he does his part well. The two heroines Ashrita and Sonarika have hardly any bearing in the script. Sudhanshu and Sachin are adequate, while MS Bhaskar’s comedy to some extent is enjoyable. Rasamathy’s breathtaking visuals are a highpoints of the movie. Then there are the well rendered computer graphics consisting of snakes, eagles, the happy dog, the tiger, and a plane crash that accompanies Gautham seamlessly. While songs are hummable, background score by KP goes well with the proceedings (although it is too loud at times.)

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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