Director Shankar's much-awaited movie "I" ("Ai", "Manoharudu") starring Vikram and Amy Jackson in the lead roles, has released in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh on 14 January and garnered mixed reviews from Telugu viewers.
Written and directed by Shankar, "I" is a science fiction romantic thriller film, which revolves around the story of a village guy (Vikram) and model (Amy Jackson). The model becomes a brand ambassador for Olympics in Beijing, defeating the former brand ambassador (Upen Patel). How she makes the villager the most charming model in Beijing will form the crux of the story.
Vikram and Amy Jackson have played lead roles in "I" and both have done their best in the film. Vikram's sterling performance and Amy's glamour are among the main highlights of the film. Suresh Gopi, Upen Patel, Santhanam and Ramkumar Ganesan have played pivotal roles and their performances are also big assets of the movie.
Made on a whopping budget, "I" has rich production elements, which are on par with international standards. AR Rahman's music, PC Sreeram's cinematography, Srinivas Mohan's visual effects, Weta Workshop's prosthetic make-up and art direction are the big attractions of the film, say Telugu audience.
Many movie buffs took to their Twitter pages to express their views on "I". Here is the live update of "I" movie review by Telugu viewers:
Ravi kiran @kinnuPSPK
INTERVAL!! Strictly Below Avg stuff. #I #Vikram Hunchback character @iamAmyJackson Superuu @arrahman Awesome BGM Rest em ledu Done!! #I 2nd half & ah Climax edhaithe undo laal salaam #Vikram is only positive to watch the movie till end Shankar's weakest work.
Strictly Avg 1st half.. E Gay comedy Lu endi Ra saami.. #I.. Have to see how sankar handled 2nd half. #I definitely not a Shankar's range mvie to watch out.. Completely disappointed.. Can watch once for ARR music n songs.. Sankar sir.. U made my first Tamil FDFS experience terrible.. Crowd is on deep silence all the time :( #I
Naren Reddy @NarensTweetz
Strictly Average first half #I. Pre Interval oka 15 mins nasa thattukodam kashtam... #I. Vikram gadu ferformance matram chitakkottestunnadappa.. #I. Suresh Gopi gaadi naasirakam illanism.. Aaparareyiii.. ! #I Thoroughly disappointed amma Shankaramma #I . Vikram's performance , P.C.Sreeram top notch cinematography, ARR's arachakaimaina BGM & 2 paatalu..Iyye positives #I
Dandanaka Don @Srivathsan_S
#I first half dragging big-time n predictable , but acting is splendid especially Amy is surprisingly good .
Sahul Hameed @sahuly2310
#I superb acting by Vikram and Amy.amazing lens work & BGM,special mention about song visuals,san comedy & makeup but movie is too lengthy. #I definitely not a Shankar's range mvie to watch out.. Completely disappointed.. Can watch once for ARR music n songs..
Mahesh S Koneru @smkoneru 21m21 minutes ago
#I - at the halfway point..Shankar's magic is missing. All I can say is, it is a clear advantage for Gopala Gopala now.. I - costly disaster .. Sad but true.. Feeling very bad for Vikram, Shankar and Aascar
Very lengthy first half. Exotic locales of China, Vikram n Amy are superb. #I Very disappointed with #I . Best thing about #I is @iamAmyJackson . Technically good. This time if there is anyone to blame it's only Shankar. Exactlyyy "@DeepakKodela: Ego shouldn't out judge Edit. #I should be trimmed"
#I 1st Half avg movie, rich locales & PC photography r good, too much transgender scenes r drawback, easily can trim 15 mins. Vikram performance, Good Songs, Photography & Action sequences & a Technical brilliance all goes in Air due 2 weak narration & Script #I
#I @shankarshanmugh simply genius really ur giving all charc importance in screen presence especially climax position I loved it. #Imovie @pcsreeram Really u angels play a role in this flim aiyo aiyo ena ma padam eduthuriga first fight train fight elam chance ila top ga
Subbu's arrogant @SubbuArrogant
I must and should appreciate VIKRAM for his hard work salute jus he made #I #I is a movie which me hud dispointed. Some episodes of #I only #SHANKAR can do but the movie is not up to shakanr's MARK. Vikram Amy nice Pair PC ki salam shots awesome
Body building fight bagundi #I Asusual shankar film first half scenes kotaga em ledu #I Slow ga potundi..confusion screen play. #I Interval scene bagundi #I First half average...lenght ekuvaindi #I Interval episode 2nd half last 30 minutes ...super.migaya anta flat ga podi..chala scenes lepeste better #I Its a one man show...vikram sir superb #I Just acting ante evarina cheyochu antaku minchi anknunte matrame vikram la cheyagalaru..#I
#I #Ai - A visual Bonanza from Shankar, Vikram's dedication is unbeliveable. Too early too post a verdict. Good so far. #Ai #I @pcsreeram's camera work is truely equal to International Standard. #I - Visually great. As usual Shankar came with an out of the box presentation. Bt the story is unexciting, and the screenplay drags a bit. Everything seems predictable, the so called twist is not up to the level. It didn't work for me.. #I #Ithemovie. The Villains are cliched.. Missing freshness in their writing.#I is probably the most unsatisfying work from Shankar. It's a personal view..
Cut drawers tho fight super..boyapati inspiration anukunta. Mana kanthula gorre scenes good #I. amy jackon soap add srungara priyulaku varam #I. 2nd song starts pareshan ayya #I. Movie shifted to china #I' 3rd song starts.movie flat ga undi #I visual ga e song too good #I 100rupees tho shankar full china country chupistunadu oy keka#I
Sexy ladio song bagundhi #bhimavaram #i Kuripi 1st lone enter aipoyadu #bhimavaram #i. Santhanam regular comedy start chestadu #i #_bhimavaram. Vikram.amyjackson track chala routine track oka model ni oka normal boy love cheyadam #i #bhimavaram. Mathipoindhe antu Vikram song paduthu maku mathipogettesthunnadu picha comedy Ga vundhi #bhimavaram #i. Modeling lo body building stills echo comedy chesina vikram.superb response #bhimavaram. #i. Chemistry lo nenu sunna physics lo andhra first Vikram dialogue #bhimavaram #i. Namovenkatesa lo venky ni chestunnaru vikram ni #I. Bohr Ga vundhi 1 hour aindhi waiting for interval #bhimavaram #i Title padinapudu vundhi response apatinumdi andharu calm aipoindhi #bhimavaram #i. I title song thotakura LA vundhi #bhimavaram #i
#I shows ekkadaina start ayyaya 1st half finished in nandyal mixed response #I Ist half lo highlight zym fight anta. #I movie li Evado last 45 min visual wonder annandu ... Narikayeli adini
HitOrPhat Official @HitOrPhat
#I First half completed in Andhra (Premieres). Pre-Interval fight and 2 songs picturisation are said to be nice. Rest is below average.
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