Cast: Vijay, Trisha, PrakashRaj, Dhamu
A fast- paced movie with hits, chases and the right mix of romance and humour is Gilli. Director Dharani, known for such movies, has come out with a three- hour entertainer by having actor Vijay single- handedly take on an influential gang and save a girl (Trisha) from their clutches. A good screenplay with peppy numbers has made the movie interesting.
Though there is nothing new about the story, Gilli is about a one-man army fighting the villain. After his Dhil and Dhool with Vikram in the lead role, Dharani has churned out this remake of the Telugu blockbuster Okkadu.
Vijay in GilliWith a huge starcast and grand sets, the movie takes many twists and turns. In between all this, is the aspect of humour and romance. With these ingredients, Dharani has given a sumptuous treat for Vijay's fans.
Vijay, son of a police officer played by Ashish Vidyarthi, is a happy-go-lucky youngster who spends most of his time playing kabbadi with friends.While going for a tournament in Madurai, he comes across Trisha, who is being tortured and kidnapped by an influential landlord Prakashraj, son of a State Minister. Prakashraj wants Trisha to marry him by threatening her.Vijay steps in to save her. After a tiresome chase, he manages to reach Chennai with Trisha.
Meanwhile, Prakashraj follows him to the city and zeroes in on Vijay and Trisha. However, Vijay manages to procure passports and visas for Trisha and sends her to USA. Only after leaving her in the airport, he realises that he had fallen in love with her.
The rest of the story revolves around how Vijay takes on Prakashraj and finally manages to win Trisha's love. The role in this film has been easy for Vijay. He is at his best in stunt and chase sequences. He has tried his hand at comedy too. Trisha looks convincing yet at many places appears deadpan while Prakashraj steals the show with his histrionics. However, towards the climax, he seems to have overacted.
The tunes are by Vidyasagar. Yet in the re-recording , he could have avoided a few jarring notes. The movie also has Dhamu, Nagendra Prasad, Mayilsamy, Chaplin Balu and Jennifer.