Alex Pandian is a typical commercial potboiler..Not that thats bad.But what makes this film stand out is that it tests your patience.Its not a big issue if the director doesn’t have brains,but the problem arises when he takes it for granted that viewers too don’t have any!
So now lets start with the story.Alex Pandian has a match box like story to say the least.The hero Alex Pandian(Karthi) is a crook who happens to kidnap the CM’s daughter(Anushka).In the process he falls in love with her,and how she helps reform him forms the rest of the story.
Karthi’s in your face attitude makes u squirm at times.Anushka on the other hand has a blink and miss role in the role.The only saving grace in the movie is Santhanam,who brings the roof down with his antics and is ably supported by Lollu Sabha Manohar .But sadly their roles are restricted to the first half.
The treatment of the film is pretty much the same as the director’s earlier movies like Marudhamalai,Padikathavan and Mapillai. Suraj seem to think that he has hit upon a formula that safeguards his film from biting the box-office dust.But sadly it the same formula,that is becoming monotonous.As far as Devi Sri Prasad’s music is concerned,the lesser said the better.
On the whole,Alex Pandian is an Epic Disaster.It redefines Stupidity.Karthi with Alex Pandian joins the illustrious leage of Vishal and Bharat.