Banner: B.Studious,EON Studios
Casting: Jyothika, GV.Prakash Kumar, Ivana, Rockline Venkatesh,Dr.Gunasekhar and others
ACP Jhansi(Jyothika) was about to fly abroad with her husband, a gynecologist (Dr.Gunasekhar), to meet her daughter and enjoy vacation.
But she had to change her plans completely as she finds the minor pregnant girl Rashi (Ivana) and activates her team headed by Feroz Khan (Rockline Venkatesh) to arrest the suspected rapist, a juvenile Gali (GV.PrakashKumar).
As the investigation progress, ACP Jhansi finds shocking revelations. To find out the shocks, enjoy Jhansi on silver screen.
Jyothika showed her power in the role of a police officer. She showed the right kind of expressions and emotions and her screen presence is good. She delivered powerful dialogues and her intense expressions elevated the film.
GV.Prakash performed well as a juvenile accused of rape coming out with good expressions and emotions. Ivana on debut carried herself well with her performance. She expressed and emoted well.
Rockline Venkatesh and Dr.Gunasekhar performed according to their roles.
Ilayaraja elevated the scenes with his background music. Songs are very few and are situational. Cinematography of Theni Eshwar is good and captured the rustic locales in a realistic manner elevating the film to another level.
Editing of Satish Surya is good but could have been better as there are many drags in the film. Director Bala could have added few more twists and turns in the film to make it more interesting. Production values are good.
GV.Prakash, Ivana’s emotions
Missing shock value
Lack of commercial elements
Director Bala known for his powerful thought provoking and hardhitting entertainers, came with another film playing up with the human expressions and emotions. The film has a typical Bala flavour but from the middle of the first half,the film turns extremely predictable.
Despite the film’s length, the film drags with repetitive typical Tamil flavor scenes, expressions and emotions and movie lovers find it hard to digest. One cannot understand why the dubbing was done with Hyderabad and locations in Hyderabad references, when the signboards showed Chennai and outskirts. This robbed the viewers of the natural flavour and couldn’t connect with the content.
Bala highlighted the emotions and expressions of various characters in a realistic manner but the wow factor and the shock value that is the trademark of his films, went missing in it.
The film for its emotions ends up testing the patience of the viewers. Story turned out to be routine, but he tried to make up for it with his screenplay and direction to some extent. Overall the film fails turning out to be below average entertainer.
Jhansi fails to show its power.
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