Fast-paced screenplay, energetic fights and glamour are the usual ingredients of a Hari's film. He mixes up those ingredients in right quantity to churn out masala entertainers. His latest movie "Poojai" is no different as it is a typical commercial entertainer.

"Poojai" has a regular story and treatment but assures entertainment throughout the movie. Vasu (Vishal Krishna) is a money lender and does his business in a vegetable market. The story turns serious after he saves the life of a cop ADSP Sivakkozhundhu (Sathyraj) when baddie Anna Thandavam (Mukesh Tiwari), a contract killer, attacks the cop.

On the other end, it is revealed that the family of Vasu gets into trouble with Anna Thandavam, who wants to eliminate them at any cost. The battle gets electrifying when the hero takes center stage to save his family.

The director gives a feel of watching a different kind of movie in the beginning. As the story progresses, audience realise that it is a regular movie, which is easily predictable in the second half. However, the screenplay is racy in the second half. The story shifts gear every now and then due to romantic and sentimental sequences. Hari brings in comedy scenes to relax the mood of audience and occasionally loses the tempo in the narration.

After being part of a few experimental films, Vishal has done the mass-masala movie, which his fans love the most. His tough looks and acting are the biggest plus points of "Poojai". Shruti Haasan tries to woo audience with her skin show. Raadhika Sarath Kumar and Sathyaraj have done justice to their roles, Mukesh Tiwari and Soori are good. Rest other characters have played their parts well.

Yuvan Shankar Raja's songs do not work well and his background score is okay. Priyan's cinematography is passable and VT Vijayan and TS Jai's editing work is appreciable.

Verdict: "Poojai" is a pure commercial movie and watched by all section of audience.
Rating: 2.5/5

Please find below some of the responses posted by audience on Twitter.

Raj Kumar Wrote:

#Poojai #Kaththi enjoy completely with your family for this festive season. Poojai Verdict: Thundering big bang treat by Hari-Vishal.

Prithvi 92 Wrote:

#Poojai typical Hari movie :) with racey screenplay, first 20 mins and songs are little bit boring. Worth watchable @VffVishal @shrutihaasan

Ajay Wrote

#Poojai - 2.75/5. As expected, this has "Hari" written all over. Pacy, but lacks logic at times. Still fun and enjoyable to watch though.

Kaushik LM Wrote

#Poojai 1st half- Typically #Hari in story,treatment,making. Big family, villains, macho #Vishal, some romance with #Shruti & 'Virgin Soori'

#Poojai 1st half- Nothing spl but watchable for Soori's comedy & #Vishal's power packed stunts. #Shruti is super eye candy. #Yuvan bgm loud

 Joseph Michael Wrote

#Poojai - Commercial family entertainer.. #Vishal does a singam surya (high decibels).. Typical Hari movie.. Time pass !!

Anish Wrote

#Poojai: Hari comes up with a cocktail of all his films. Watchable thanks to Vishal and Surudhi.

Surendhar MK Wrote

#Poojai - Looks like Hari lost his sarakku. Sim card, google maps, revenge, flying sumos, over-the-top stunts, earsplitting dialogues - #Old
A botched up concoction of Hari's filmography. Underwhelming romance, mind-numbing action and too much melodrama.

Balukumaran Wrote

#poojai has brand Hari all over it , will work big time among masses.sathyaraj has a meaty role look out for his role.Action blocks r gud

ViSvanath Wrote

#Poojai first half mass. 2nd half class. Soori non stop kalakkal comedy;) complete 2.30 hours action package :).


A still from Tamil movie Poojai.IB Times India