“Bharath makes horizontal figures of dozens of vertical men, as a fountain gushes in the background (symbolism?). He then snarls at a powerful politician, “Bayamurutharavana bayamuruthardhu en pazhakkam.” And to think his clients, those three poor women, were worried about this guy?”
“I can summon tears at will. With due respect to method actors, I think truth comes out of spontaneity.”
So, the big question is, does Richie play Jesus? The film certainly hints at that. One shot, for instance, shows him with his back turned at you. In the foreground is a cross.
Vikram (Madhavan) is a stone-cold encounter specialist who can sleep soundly, regardless of how many lives he’s ended that day. “Korattai vittu thoonguven,” he says, and explains that he’s able to do that because of his conviction that he’s the good, and he’s putting bullets into the bad. Vedha (Vijay Sethupathi), the contemporised version of…