26 October 2015 | afsalthodupuzha
" This Indian Cousin Of Transporter Is A Watchable Road-Thriller "
Celebrated Cinematographer Vijay Milton who set forth his directorial brilliance with 2014 release Goli Soda has tried his luck with a totally different genre this time,an action thriller that's stuffed with logic-less entertainment right from the word go,on the lines of films from the west like the 'Transporter' series.
A partial success considering the motive and genre of the movie,this Vikram starrer is a passable movie overall that suffers largely due to a loose screenplay and a disappointing first hour that fails to impress with some rather boring sequences,tacky VFX and lazy direction combined.
It felt as if the movie was going nowhere until the onset of the second half which filled the much needed air into the pointless screenplay with the much needed twists and developments that helped the movie land safely towards the climax that was well presented by the director.
Its said 'all that starts well ends well',but ironically in the case of 10 Endrathukulla its diametrically the opposite as the absence of a convincing narration particularly in the first hour is made up by a well-narrated latter half that manges to engage the audience till the climax is reached.
Supreme Sundar's action sequences were impressive and well-choreographed,the same being the case with the car chase sequences choreographed by LeeWhittaker.Stunts that defies logic was fine,but the need for going over the top with such sequences spread throughout the film is questionable and felt as if pushing the limits desperately.The item song featuring Charmee was a total let back and unintentionally funny.
The chemistry between the lead pair Vikram and Samantha was impressive and both the actors put their best as far as the acting side is concerned.Vikram looked stylish like never before and managed to perform the action sequences brilliantly.Pasupathy was another pick from the cast and gave a neat performance.Abhimanyu Sing was totally wasted.Rahul Dev repeated his usual villain kind of role.
Anoop Seelin's background score was energetic and added life to the action sequences.Music by D.Imman was okayish with the songs 'Vroom Vroom' and 'Aanalum Indha Mayakkam' being my personal favorites and presented really well by Milton.The item song could have been easily avoided.
Cuts by notable editor Sreekar Prasad were okayish where as the cinematography by Milton's long time assistant Bhaskaran K.M was good.
Overall,10 Endrathukulla is a passable action thriller that could have been presented better.
Verdict::A mixed bag as far as the overall experience is concerned,Vijay Milton's attempt on recreating an Indian version of Transporter is a watchable entertainer that's saved big time by good performances from the lead pair and an engaging latter half filled with interesting twists and turns.Watch it if you like no-brain entertainers!