Production- Vishal Film Factory
Distributed By- Vendhar Movies
Sound Mix- Dolby Digital|Datasat|DOLBY ATMOS
Original Music by- Yuvan Shankar Raja
Cast- Vishal, Shruti Hassan, Sathyaraj, Raadhika Sarathkumar, Soori, Mukesh Tiwari, Jayaprakash, Thalaivasal Vijay, Prathap Pothen, Pandi, Manobala, Imman Annachi, Kausalya, Sitara & Aishwarya.
POOJAI….Every festival has it’s mood and now being Diwali, the spirits soar high with loud crackers with the combination of sweets and delicious food. Director Hari in Poojai brings in the same mood which holds on for entire 02hr:40min runtime. It has the usual and clichéd ingredients which we have been seeing over the years. Hari repeats his successful formula and he has not disappointed most of the time, at the end of the day the cash registers keep ringing. In spite of a heavy contender, It manages to sail through smoothly due to the different genre. The screenplay is pretty straight, it was dragged a bit but the other elements overshadowed it.
Vishal off lately is been tasting success since VFF has happened. His attitude towards cinema is different and love the way he carries himself in different characters. When it comes to larger than life Heroic character, he gets under its skin and belts it out with style. Looking at Poojai I believe he is taking a break from character roles, This in fact suits him well, which is how he started but later movies like “Avan Ivan”, “Pandiya Naadu” threw a different light which brought out the actor in him, As Vasu in Poojai he did justice to it.
Sathyaraj was seen for a short period but whenever he’s on screen he makes an impact.
Shruti Hassan was dolled up well to add the oomph factor and she was eye candy throughout.
Raadhika Sarathkumar, Soori, Mukesh Tiwari, Jayaprakash, Thalaivasal Vijay, supported their respective characters pretty well.
Music by Yuvan Shankar Raja was not up to the mark, all of them did not seem like it was from YSR, wonder what’s happening to him lately. The cinematography by Priyan was shaky as the camera runs at 100 miles an hour all the time with aerial shots, which is followed by the edgy editing.
Director Hari knows the pulse when it comes to masala flicks, and Poojai is no exception, there are too many action sequences which were over the top with SUV’s flying all over, but the best part is it was fun to watch them. Poojai is a 1000 wala sara vedi which would put any cracker to shame with its tremendous sound mixing. Only Hari could light a cracker of this sort!!!