A tedious action thriller

Cobra is an action thriller film directed by R. Ajay Gnanamuthu starring Chiyan Vikram. Math teacher/Assassin Madhi (Vikram) uses his income to support orphans and charity residences. He was born with a genetic gift and had a rough upbringing, which inevitably led to some psychiatric issues. Madhi must decide whether to embrace or reject the romantic interest displayed by Srinidhi Shetty’s character, Bhavana, while simultaneously dealing with a hot Interpol agent on his tail. His boss, who has benefited from the engineering tasks all this time, also turns against him.

Cobra is the type of over-the-top, over-the-top cliché action artist that’s archaically produced, filled with scenes that cater to its actor’s image, teenage flashbacks of the title character that’s one too big of the rest of the action. Specifically in romance novels, the conversation is forced and empty. Too much material is stuck in the second half for the sake of description while little happens in the first half. There are many logical flaws, and the justification provided for the deadly animosity of the brothers is unconvincing.

There’s no doubt that Cobra is simply about one man – Vikram – and his passion with characters that allows him to indulge his love for makeup, regardless of what happens to a variety of characters or storylines in the film. It makes sense why the actor was so enthusiastic about this movie because it’s a Vikram spectacle from start to finish.

Ajay injects this film with a good amount of original, fascinating and daring concepts, even if they are not always perfectly executed. If you’re a Vikram fan, you know that the actor’s career frequently features two identities, an intellectual base and an emotional edge. It works for him most of the time. Unfortunately, Cobra does not impress us this time. Of course, the music itself is one of the main benefits of the film. Ar Rahman’s film score is a blessing. The songs and background music are excellent. The music, however, occasionally dominates the narrative.

The film had a screen time of over three hours upon release. On the second day after its release, the runtime was shortened by 20 minutes following audience feedback. Cobra vacillates between being entertaining and being a potential improvement. I don’t know if I liked it or not, but I wouldn’t mind seeing it again – at least for Vikram, who is unquestionably an excellent performer and deserves all the praise. I’m sure you will too if you’re a Vikram fan. Otherwise, it makes for a good single film.

Cast: Vikram, Irfan Pathan, Srinidhi Shetty

Director: R. Ajay Gnanamuthu

Electronic value: 6

Day: 6

Land: 7