The astonishing team work of biggies like Shankar, Vikram, A.R.Rahman and P.C.Sreeram have turned out to be fruitful and ‘I’ lives up to the expectations even though the storyline seems predictable.
‘Chiyaan’ Vikram starts off his role as Lingesan, an aspirant body-builder who yearns to become Mr.Tamil Nadu. He falls head over heels for Diya (Amy Jackson) who is an international model.
Upen Patel, who plays the antagonist is also a professional model and desires Diya. She gets distressed because of Upen’s behavior and laments about this to her family doctor Suresh Gopi. Suresh Gopi warns Upen Patel and insists him to stay away from Diya.
Fumed by this incident, Upen plans to insult Diya by inhibiting the growth in her career.
In order to cope up with her projects, Diya approaches Lingesan and asks him to act with her as a model. Lingesan goes the extra mile to transform himself as a professional model to amaze Diya and succeeds in doing so leaving behind his long time urge to win Mr.India title.
Lingesan becomes Lee for Diya and she falls for him. The duo smitten by the love bug set their hearts for a happy future.
As everything seems to be in place, the antagonist executes an ugly plan which leaves Vikram’s life dreadful and horrible. The protagonist is deprived of everything he had and what he does to retrieve his love and life forms the rest of the story.
Vikram is an ace actor and the amount of effort he has put in for the versatile roles in ‘I’ is tremendous. Amy Jackson has an interesting role to play and the stunning actress sets the screens on fire in her model avatar.
A.R.Rahman’s composition and background music leaves the audience mesmerized and P.C.Sreeram’s cinematography portrays exquisite visuals of unseen locales in a fabulous way. It is to be noted that ‘I’ has some of the very exquisite visuals the Tamil industry has ever seen. Art director Muthuraj is sure to receive many awards for his work in ‘I’.
The screenplay is strong and Shankar has established his characters in the most convincing way. Santhanam’s humor portion is rib-tickling and contributes to the strength of the film.
On the whole, heart-warming romance, stunning making, appropriate characterization, scintillating music, jaw-dropping visuals, astounding make-up and spectacular acting of Vikram are the aspects which makes ‘I’ a must watch in theatres.