Cast: Vijay Sethupathi, Anjali, Surya Vijay Sethupathi, Lingaa, Vivek Prasanna & others
Cinematography: Vijay Karthik Kannan ; Editing: Anthony ; Music: Yuvan Shankar Raja ;
Art Director: AR Mohan ; Stunts: Hari Dinesh ; Written & Directed by: SU Arun Kumar;
Produced by: K Productions & Vansan Movies; Release Date: 27-06-2019 ; Run Time: 02:13:00
Sindhubaadh deals with the same plot of its fairy tale with a cinematic aspect fed into it. The end result is a film that grips you at times and compromises on other occasions with its narration. After Sethupathi, SU Arunkumar’s Sindhubaadh seems to have a complete changeover in both the narration and the plot, as some more interest in the proceedings could have made the film get closer to the worth of the previous outings. Here, we get a commercial film without many twists or turns, being predictable in its sequencing. Sindhubaadh is more about the chases and the fight scenes, and could have done with some more out-of-the-box thinking from the maker.
Vijay Sethupathi and Surya Sethupathi are casual romeos in a town, as they make their living attempting petty thefts and have a fun time together. Anjali, who works in Malaysia in a rubber estate, comes down to her hometown to spend time with her sister and her husband during her holidays. When Vijay Sethupathi meets Anjali, ‘love at first sight’ happens and the love track follows. Anjali then plans to leave to Malaysia to get her settlements done for one last time, but unfortunately gets kidnapped by a notorious gang in Thailand. Vijay Sethupathi, along with Suriya, sets to get her back and the second half of the film solely focusses on this pattern.
In Sindhubaadh, the action overtakes the emotions as there are a lot of stunt sequences in the second half. Some more drama would have helped the audiences connect better with the film, as the screenplay hinders the effect and goes pale at times. While Vijay Sethupathi and Anjali both have roles which they can pull off easily, the villain seems to have a very small part to play and doesn’t quite pull off the wow moments.
On the technical front, Yuvan’s songs are good while his BGM plays a vital role in the narration. Vijay Karthik’s cinematography lights up the proceedings as he has done an excellent job in capturing the locales abroad. The stunt work is a major positive and has been done extremely well.
On the whole, one can say that Sindhubaadh could have done better if the compromises had been avoided. The film had scope for a terrific commercial outing, but only achieves half of what it could have. However, Vijay Sethupathi and Anjali save the show with very good performances that are the best reasons to watch the film.
Verdict: A commercial entertainer that blows hot and cold