|Release date March 10, 2006 (2006-03-10)|
Similar Vetrivel Sakthivel, Aayudham (2005 film), Neranja Manasu
Sudesi is a 2006 Indian Tamil action film. It star Vijayakanth and Ashima Bhalla in the lead roles. The film had good run and successful at the box office. It was later dubbed in Telugu as Swadeshi and Hindi as Mr. Hindustani.
With elections around, Vijayakanth, who recently floated his own party to test the waters in the elections, has come out with Sudesi where he strives to reform the Chief Minister of a State. There is enough punch dialogues and the actor utilized the opportunity well to express his political ideology. Though the preachy tone grates, the film has its moments.
Having taken the MGR route in Sudesi, Vijayakanth takes dig at the present political culture in the State and indirectly projects him to be the savior.
Though the movie is aimed at taking to masses the political agenda of Vijayakanth, debutant director Jeppy A Y deserves some credit for making it interesting with mix of commercial elements like item numbers and stunt sequences.
The likes of Ashima, playing his ladylove, and Shayaji Shinde have done a decent job.
Vijayakanth as usual excels in stunt sequences. Srikanth Deva's musical score fails to impress.
Without hurting anybody's sentiments, Vijayakanth seems to have sent a strong political message. Though Sudesi resembles Mudhalvan at few places, Vijayakanth seems to have got his first act right, but still has a lot of work to do with elections around.
Music was composed by Srikanth Deva.