Does it stands upto its hype? For me - Not at all.
The new kind of Amnesia(a concept from 'memento' - English) and the life of such a patient provides some food for thought. But otherwise its plain, boring movie. It never made my pulse race, which it should have been - if its got to be a thriller. Asin brings in some pep. Also she looks to be the protagonist more than surya. Her heroics of saving girls from kidnappers is the key element of the movie. But as it comes as a flashback, We know that she is no more even before we see her.
Being Rich is portrayed as a quality of the Hero, did not appeal. Hero can be rich but being rich is not heroism. Nayanantara?! Climax leads to boredom. But the fight had some good shots but... At times it feels like Aalavandhaan.. The amount of gore increased my aversion towards the movie.
Except for the amnesia nothing stands in my mind. The same 'mental disorder' in a humorous plot would have appealed more to me. Gajini invaded again and again until he won(i'm bad in history), but sanjay ramasamy didnt win at all. Final word - dissapointment.
Also saw Anbe Aruyire (ah aah, Best Friend, BF) - would have been a good movie had he avoided those double meaning dialogues and disgusting scenes. Probably suryah thinks it to be his USP.
Is this a season for mental illness - Chandramukhi, Anniyan, Gajini, Anbe Aruyire, ... Makes me Mad. Waiting to get wet in Mazhai and meet Vallavan with Maja. Let me hope that its going to be a vettayadu villayadu for me.