Title :Gang CBFC Rating : U/A Run-Time : 2 Hrs 18 Mins Release Date : 12-01-2018 Banner : StudioGreen-UVCreations Cast : suriya, Keerthy Suresh, RamyaKrishna, RJBalaji, Karthick, Suresh Chandra Menon, Senthil and Others Music : Anirudh DOP : Dinesh Krishnan Producer : K.GnyanavelRaja Direction: Vignesh Shivn
Tilak (Suriya) is an aspiring CBI officer. Despite many attempts he fails to crack job in CBI as he is unable to pay the bribe. DIstressed with the corruption Tilak forms a 'Gang' and raids politicians, big-shots as a fake CBI Officer. To catch this gang government appointed a special officer (Karthick). As a final job Tilak plans a big heist with his gang. How he manages to pull off the heist ? Did the police nab the gang ? forms the rest of the story.
Suriya is terrific in the role of an unemployed youth who is frustrated about corruption. He has given brilliant performance and is an absolute treat to watch. With his charming act Suriya carried the role of a good-hearted thief with ease. He did extremely well during emotional scenes, particularly in a scene with his father after an interview followed by the death of his friend. For the first time Suriya dubs in his own voice and his efforts to make it right are appreciable.
Ramya Krishna impresses with her natural act. She is apt for the role and provided ample support to Suriya with her screen presence. Keerthy Suresh has a brief role and she looks good as a homely girl. Karthick did good in the role of a special police officer. Suresh Chandra Menon, Senthil, RJ Balaji are adequate in other important roles.
Suriya's Brilliant Performance Main Plot Direction Art Department & Cinematography Production Values
Romantic Track Between Lead Pair Slow Proceedings In Second Half
Basic plot of 'Gang' is adapted from hindi film 'Special 26' which is based on real events. Though it is an adaptation, Director Vignesh Shivn has made required changes to suit our sensibilities. He succeeded in dealing the film in an entertaining manner discussing serious issues at the same time during the first half. But, things get slow down in second half with not so engaging screenplay. Romantic track between lead pair could have been better. Film gets engaging during pre-climax sequence and ends with an impressive twist.
As the story of the film was set in late 80's, it needs a lot of effort to make it look authentic. Art department and cinematographer Dinesh Krishnan did a great job in bringing the 80's feel. Anirudh's Music is okay but scores in BGM. Film has grand production values and the quality of dubbing is neat.
Bottom-Line : Entertaining Heist Thriller Rating : 3/5