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Vijay scores as `Sachein'

Sudhish Kamath

There are only two fight scenes in the film


The good news is that younger audiences seem to like the movie better.



MIXED RESPONSE: A `Sachein' film hoarding. — Photo: K.V. Srinivasan

CHENNAI: Vijay's latest movie `Sachein' has opened to a mixed response from the audience. Fans who went into the hall expecting the regular masala-action fare were a wee bit disappointed. There were only two fight scenes instead of the regular six, not much of a cohesive story and an unmistakable feel of `Khushi' throughout, they said.

The good news is that younger audiences seem to like the movie better.

"Vijay alone makes the movie extremely watchable," says die-hard Vijay fan Manikandan.

The gang of girls in the hall at Rukmini theatre seem to agree. The guys sitting with them in the balcony jumped out of their seats to dance to the Vaadi Vaadi number. Post interval, when the proceedings became a little slow, the Gundu Maanga song got them into the groove again. The dancing continued.

"It's become like a formula to place the most popular song of the film as the song just before the climax," observes Vijay, a fan of the `Ilaya Thalapathy.'

"Look at Appidi Podu in `Gilli' or Appan Panna in `Tirupaachi'," he adds.

With his flair for item and gaana songs, Vijay wins over his fans and critics alike, no matter how strong the script may actually be.

"Vijay is good in the film. I really liked his character," actor Vikram said during a chat with journalists on Monday.

`Sachein' is a movie that fans would watch for Vijay alone. He plays the role with a certain casual air that creates a character one can easily relate to.

This is evident by the applause from the audience every time `Sachein' talks about the unplanned natural phenomenon that love is.

The guys in the movie-hall also seem to be smitten by Genelia, who almost reprises Jyotika's role in `Khushi,' playing the egotistical love interest of the hero whose favourite pastime includes misunderstanding the hero. Oh, Bipasha Basu is a bonus.

If this movie turns to be another huge hit, it will be `the miracle of love' (the tag-line for the movie) indeed.

The love that fans have for him, that is.

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