Director Shankar is known for his mega budget movies and his latest venture I is as big as it gets.
I tells the tale of Lingesan (Vikram), a body builder who lusts after a famous model Diya (Amy Jackson) to the extent that he simply has to purchase every item she models be it bras, panties or even sanitary napkins.
Meanwhile Diya is attracted to another model John (Upen Patel). Things work out in such a way that Lingesan gets a chance to shoot a commercial in China with Diya who starts using him as a tool to get rid of John.
In China, Diya pretends to be in love with Lingesan so that she can make the campaign work. Lingesan flips for her and also turns into an epitome of style and success. Now that’s so cool and convenient.
Post this I gets all predictable. The only shocker is that a rich businessman, even as a trans gender keeps trying to woo Lingesan. Now that’s what I call different!!
The real fault lies in the script. Shankar’s special touch seems completely lacking even though he puts up a brilliant looking film.
I unabashedly borrows from classic novels like Hunchback and the traditional fairy tale, Beauty And The Beast.
A.R. Rahman’s music and the song sequences manage to break the monotony but with a run time of over three hours, one desperately prays that the film ends.
Vikram shines in all his three get up’s; the bodybuilder, the model and the hunchback, while the rest of the cast is busy sleep walking their roles.
As stated earlier, the only high point of Shankar’s I is Vikram’s enthralling performance, first as a rustic body builder and later as a disfigured hunchback.
Watch the film if you have an Eye, because with two Eyes you cannot handle this one.
I has proved that mega bucks do not make a specular film, but it's the script that holds you thorough. Director Shankar is known for his mega budge...1.5