Siruthai Siva's Viswasam is a family entertainer with ample of mass elements. The movie is about how a father tries to safeguard his wife and daughter from the evil force which threatens to take their lives.
Ajith plays the role of a Thooku Durai. The story revolves around his romance with strong-headed doctor Niranjhana (Nayanthara) and their separation after the birth of their daughter Swetha (Baby Anikha).The village chief comes to Mumbai to reunite with his family. The challenge for him is not just about convincing his wife, but saving the lives of his sweetheart and his daughter.
Siruthai Siva narrates the story without much flaws which turns out to be the major attraction of Viswasam. Ajith's performance during action sequence and when he mouths powerful one-liners should get special mention. Nayanthara has a meaty role and Anikha's portion works out well. Read Audience Review of Viswasam
D Imman's music and Vetri's cinematography are bonus. On the flip side, the weak villain and predictable storyline are the downers in the film. Overall, it is a complete family and mass package.
Critics, in large, have said that Ajith is the major strength in Viswasam. The emotional moments and the right mix of mass elements make it one-time watchable film.
Find out what critics say about Viswasam:
TOI Review: The screenplay has been developed in such a way to please both the star's fans and family audience. There are scenes where Ajith fans go merry while there are ample emotional elements that go in tandem with the story. A message, too, is delivered towards the end.
Behindwoods: The screenplay has been developed in such a way to please both the star's fans and family audience. There are scenes where Ajith fans go merry while there are ample emotional elements that go in tandem with the story. A message, too, is delivered towards the end.
Cinema Express: Expectation is a funny thing. No matter how much you try to skirt them, they seep into the thought stream and hugely affect the way one perceives something. And when you are pleasantly surprised, even if intermittently, it manages to the tip the scales in favour of the film. And Viswasam was a surprise, one that thankfully didn't make my worst nightmares come true.
Firstpost: As much as Viswasam is a rural drama with an ample dose of heroism, it is also a well-intended family drama revolving around a father and his daughter. If you loved the father-daughter portion in Yennai Arindhaal, you are likely to enjoy it even more in Viswasam, which does go over board at places to make the emotions work.