Director Vijay Chander’s maiden venture ‘Vaalu’, which had Simbu in the lead, took years to hit the screens and ended up as an average commercial entertainer.
It seems the director has much penchant for the genre, as his second outing ‘Sketch’, this time in the company of Vikram, is yet another flick that serves familiar entertainment to the audience.
Jeeva alias Sketch (Vikram) works for local financier Sait (Harish Peradi). The former’s job is to seize vehicles from those who fail to repay the money they received as loan from the latter.
Sketch is known for planning and executing things well, a talent which fetches him the sobriquet. When things go cool for Sketch and his aides, Sait throws up a challenge before him one day.
Sait asks whether Sketch will be able to lift an old Fiat car from Kumar (Babu Raj), a gangster. For Kumar, the car is his prized possession as he maintains it well in memory of his father.
When Sketch decides to take away the car, the information reaches Kumar and he decides to eliminate Sketch. Badly hurt, Sketch bounces back to accomplish the task.
But shocks and twists await him, as he learns about the real faces and motives of people.
Vikram is earnest, but not young. So the next time when he is offered with a youngster role, he should think more than twice. Having said that, we should accept that he has delivered an energetic performance.
Tamannah can’t feel much proud about ‘Sketch’, as she plays a regular heroine role. The likes of Harish Peradi, Babu Raj and RK Suresh are adequate to their respective roles.
Thaman’s music is one of the major high points, while Sukumar’s cinematography is another. Stunt and chase scenes have been choreographed and picturised well.
Vijay Chander has used the same old story and screenplay in the first half. But he has tried to compensate it in the second half. With a mix of highs and lows, ‘Sketch’ provides entertainment for mass audiences and hard core Vikram fans.
Rating: 3 out of 5