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Vivekam Review: Great stunt sequences, but film fails to impress!

Vivegam Review, Ajith Vivekam Movie Review

Telugu360 Rating : 2.5/5

Tamil star Ajith’s Vivegam is dubbed into Telugu as Vivekam released in 400 screens across the Telugu states. Directed by Siva, the film stars Kajal Aggarwal as the female lead and Vivek Oberoi as the prime antagonist.

The scintillating trailers set high expectations on the film. However, the lack of promotions in Telugu are proving costly as there is a low buzz in both the Telugu states. Let’s see if the film can live up to the expectations and emerge as a winner at the box office or not.

Story :
Vivekam is the story about challenges faced by Ajay Kumar alias AK (Ajith) who works as an agent in India’s Counter Terrorism Squad. He is a kind of person who never accepts defeat under any circumstances. His task is to capture and kill terrorists who are escaping from radar of the police and intelligence departments around the world. He has learnt the life and death lessons. No one can compete with him in his intellectual smartness.

The Counter Terrorism Squad led by Aryan (Vivek Oberoi) is now looking for a person with similar attitude. The story revolves around why is the department searching for another person and the past behind it?

This is a spy thriller story with an elevated gambit. But there is a problem in creating connect with the audience. The protagonist and villain use a lot of technical jargon in their communication. This may not match with the intelligence level of the general audience.

Vivekam movie is made on par with the international standards of film making. The director and the actor wanted to show a James Bond from South India on the screen and were successful to an extent. There is no point in trying to find logics in an action entertainer.

Technically first half is a high-standard film. But flipside, audience may feel overdose of action. Also, overall impact or wow factor is missing due to lack of proper subject to put things together.

The characterization of villain which was supposed to be a big twist, did not come out well. Director failed to make high points in the twists and turns. It had all elements of a South Indian Action entertainer even though Director Shiva who thought of making the film at the international level.

Akshara Hassan chase scene, Hero – Villains Mind games and Ajith introduction sequences are shown excellently. In terms of making and technical values, the movie is exceptional. After fighting at international standards throughout the movie the climax is typical south Indian mass style and funny Performances The movie is entirely one man show and runs entirely on Ajith’s shoulders. Kajal as lead doesn’t play the role of typical heroine who is used for songs and romance. The director ensured to use her role effectively with the story. Vivek Oberoi was shown in a different style but the director should have used an actor who doesn’t have controversies. Akshara Hassan’s role is small but crucial to the story.

The film is totally a parade of the technical team. The making is stylish. The film is shot entirely abroad, Stunt masters have done good job. However, Graphics add to the confusion. Every frame is exceptionally grand and overall action sequence is way above Indian films standard.

Verdict :
Vivekam has great production values, some mind-blowing stunt sequences which are by far superior for Indian film making standards. Lot of hard work by the team is visible on screen. However, poor storyline and back to back action sequences throughout the film might not appeal to common audience, Overall impact is missing. This film’s strengths are Ajith, dialogues and stunts! But weaknesses do overshadow the strengths!

Telugu360 Rating : 2.5/5

Release Date : 24th Aug, 2017
Director : Siva
Music Director : Anirudh Ravichander
Production Company: Sathya Jyothi Films
Cinematography : Vetri
Starring : Ajith Kumar, Vivek Oberoi, Kajal Aggarwal, Akshara Haasan

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Kamal Haasan to watch ‘Vivegam’ with daughter Akshara


Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan on Thursday said he will watch his daughter Akshara Haasan’s Tamil debut film “Vivegam” with her in the theatre.

The film, starring Ajith Kumar in the lead, hit the screens on Thursday.

“Watching ‘Vivegam’ today with Akshara Haasan. Looking forward,” Haasan tweeted.

Akshara plays a hacker in “Vivegam”, which is directed by Siva and it marks his third time collaboration with Ajith after “Veeram” and “Vedalam”.

Produced by Sathya Jyothi Films, the film also stars Vivek Oberoi and Kajal Aggarwal.

Tipped to be a spy thriller made on a lavish budget, the film features Ajith as a secret agent.

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I’m very choosy about the work I do: Vivek Oberoi


Vivek Oberoi, who has been acting for over 15 years and has been a part of memorable films such as “Company”, “Saathiya” and “Rakht Charitra”, says he is choosy about the work he does as he likes to distribute his time between family and his philanthropical activities.

Last seen on screen in heist comedy “Bank Chor”, he is gearing up for the release of his Tamil debut film “Vivegam”.

“I’m still choosy about my work. I like to do one film a year and sometimes even two, but not more. I’m enjoying watching my children grow. I like to spend more time with them. I also have my businesses and charitable organizations that keep me busy,” Vivek told IANS in an interview.

He picks his films after considerable thought.

Asked what drew him towards “Vivegam”, he said it is director Siva’s passion.

“It’s not the first south film I have been offered. I have turned down projects from all the south industries in the past. But when Siva approached me with ‘Vivegam’, it took just fifteen minutes to get convinced. I was moved by the passion with which he narrated and I wanted to work with him,” recalls Vivek, adding that he was initially hesitant about foraying into Tamil industry.

“It’s a new language, which means double the effort. The shoot required me to stay away from my kids for a long time in really cold countries. I wasn’t quite sure initially, but Siva’s conviction and faith in his script bowled me over,” he said.

The film is named after Vivek, and that made being part of project even more special.

On teaming up with Ajith, one of the stars of Tamil filmdom, Vivek said he found a brother in him.

“I was touched by his humility. On the first day of the shoot, he walked up to me and thanked me for being part of the project. He referred me as sir and I didn’t know how to react. But I could sense he was really humble and not faking it,” Vivek said.

Elaborating with an example, he said: “I still remember that one time when he made tea and served to everybody on the sets, including my staff. A star of his stature need not to do that but he did and that surprised all of us.”

Vivek was also inspired by Ajith’s commitment.

“He worked really hard on his physique for this project. He told me he was ashamed of his body in ‘Vedalam’, and wanted to get in shape. He was so committed. In Serbia, he was the first to be in the gym every morning and he worked out rigorously,” he said.

Ajith sports six-pack abs in the film, due for release on Thursday. His look was revealed in the film’s first poster and it sent his fans into frenzy.

Vivek isn’t nervous about the film’s release. He already feels accepted by the audiences.

“The kind of love and warmth Ajith anna’s fans have shown me on social media makes me already feel accepted. It’s one of the best roles I have played in my career. I play a spy and I thoroughly enjoyed being part of this project,” he said.

This is a year of many firsts for Vivek. Apart from “Vivegam”, he made his debut in the digital space via the web series “Inside Edge”, currently streaming on Amazon.

Talking about the experience of venturing into a new space, he said: “Let’s not judge a platform by its size. It’s the experience that matters to me and if I find that on stage in a 100-seater theatre, that’s where I want to be.

“When I accepted ‘Inside Edge’, people thought I’m out of work. If you start thinking about others, you can’t live your life. Only around 2.25 crore people watch movies in cinemas but over 40 crore people in India have smartphones. What’s wrong if I cater to the 40 crore people through a new platform?”

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Its a jam packed August with a bunch of films set to vie at the B.O.


A slew of films are gearing up to hit the screens this August. It will be a jam packed month with as many as eight films gearing up to test their luck at the box office in the span of four weeks.

Starting with two low budget films on the first Friday( August 4th) – Nakshatram and Darshakudu, the box office tussle gets interesting with Ajith’s Vivegam( Vivekam in Telugu) set to release in the next week on August 10th. To cash in on the long weekend followed by Independence Day holiday, three films are going to slug it out at the box office on August 11th – Nithiin’s Lie, Rana’s NRNM and Boyapati’s Jai Janani Nayaki.

Tapsee’s horror comedy Anando Brahmo is slated for a solo release on August 18th. Naga Chaitanya’s much awaited intense thriller Yuddham Sharanam is tentatively scheduled for August 25th release. Also, a couple of dubbing releases ( Tamil) might also add to the list of August releases.

It would be an interesting fight at the box office between these low and medium budget films this August offering a good treat for movie buffs.

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“Phenomenal August from CineGalaxy for USA Movie Lovers”

It’s going to be quite a phenomenal August for the leading distributor of India cinema overseas, CineGalaxy Inc.

With three highly anticipated films set to release in August month, under their banner in the North American arena, things are really looking up for them.

While Tamil film VIVEGAM (Vivekam in Telugu) starring Thala Ajith, Kajal Aggarwal and Akshara Haasan is one of them, their Telugu release is the mass director Boyapati Srinu’s Jaya Janaki Nayaka starring the hot favorite of the season, Rakul Preet Singh alongside the young happening actor Bellamkonda Srinivas and the diva Pragya Jaiswal. And the third film they are set to release is VIP 2 which is set to have a multilingual release in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi.

With so much happening on their end, the team is very elated, especially since they are associating with very prestigious names and banners.

CineGalaxy has always aimed to bring the best of Indian cinema to the audience overseas. After associating with several hit films in the past, the team is hopeful of recreating magic at the box office once again.

The team will leave no stone unturned to ensure that each of these films gets a very huge release, and in that regard are also going to go all out to promote the film.

Keep watching this space for more updates on the release dates and other updates of the films!

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CineGalaxy Inc.
Email: movies@cinegalaxy.net
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Ajith at Tirupati temple ahead of ‘Vivegam’ release


Actor Ajith Kumar offered his prayers at Tirupati temple on Tuesday ahead of the release of his Tamil film “Vivegam” next month.

In a video that has gone viral on social media, Ajith is seen dressed in white shirt and dhoti and posing with fans for selfies at the temple.

“He had gone to attend the Subhprabhat seva darshan on Tuesday morning. He had reached Tirupati on Monday night,” a source close to the actor told IANS.

The source added that it’s a ritual for Ajith to visit Tirupati before the release of his films.

In “Vivegama, slated for release on August 10, Ajith plays an Interpol agent.

Directed by Siva, the film marks his third time collaboration with Ajith after “Veeram” and “Vedalam”.

“Vivegam” marks the Tamil debut of Vivek Oberoi, who plays the antagonist. The film also stars Kajal Aggarwal and Akshara Haasan.

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Ajith aims back Tollywood market


Thala Ajith has unbeatable craze across Kollywood. Some of his films in the past have been highly successful in Telugu and he is sure a known face for Telugu audience right from the start of his career. For the first time again, Ajith is quite concentrated on Tollywood and his next film Vivegam is aiming a massive Telugu release. Shouryam Shiva is the director of this high voltage action entertainer which completed shoot recently.

The movie is said to be a spy thriller and it will have three major action sequences, which are said to be the film’s major highlights. The movie has been shot extensively in Bulgaria, Croatia, Siberia, Slovenia and Austria. Kajal Agarwal is the female lead and Vivegam will feature Ajith in different looks. The movie’s Telugu rights have been sold out for a massive price of Rs 4.5 crores and Vivegam is getting ready for a huge release in Telugu along with Tamil on August 10th. TG Thyagarajan bankrolled Vivegam on Sathya Jyothi Films banner.

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Ajith’s ‘Vivegam’ shooting wrapped up


The principal shooting of actor Ajith Kumar’S upcoming Tamil spy thriller “Vivegam”, slated for release in August, has been completed.

“With the completion of the latest schedule in Bulgaria, the makers have finished the principal shooting. Except for some patchwork, the rest of the shoot is wrapped up. The post-production work is already underway,” a source from the film’s unit told IANS.

Directed by Siva, the film marks his third-time collaboration with Ajith after “Veeram” and “Vedalam”.

The film also stars Kajal Aggarwal and Akshara Haasan as the leading ladies while Vivek Oberoi plays the antagonist.

Ajith will be seen as an Interpol agent on a mission to investigate a series of murders.

Produced by Sathya Jyothi Films, the film has music by Anirudh Ravichander.

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Ajith’s Vivegam Teaser: A Huge Sensation


Vivegam teaser

Thala Ajith’s Vivegam has been creating huge buzz all over and the film is currently in final stages of shoot. The movie’s first teaser has been released today during the early hours. Directed by Siva, Vivegam is said to be a stylish action entertainer. The teaser clocked 100K likes in just 45 minutes which is a record among South Indian films. The teaser clocked 1 million views in no time and is counting. Vivegam teaser looks grand and is a visual treat for the audience. Ajith looks ultra stylish throughout.

Kajal Agarwal is the female lead in the movie and Vivek Oberoi, Akshara Haasan played other pivotal roles in Vivegam. 70% of the film has been shot across the beautiful locales of Europe. The rest of the movie has been shot in Bulgaria, Hyderabad and Chennai. Produced by Satya Jyothi Films, Vivegam is all set for August 10th release.

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