Synopsis: A cowardly youngster and his friend run for their lives with their lovers as they are being chased by a dreaded don.
Movie Review: It was around the same time that two films, one in Tamil and the other in Telugu, titled Bruce Lee were being made, thus evincing curiosity among film buffs. Interestingly, Kriti Kharbanda was a common factor in both the projects. When the Telugu version, which released almost a year-and-a-half ago, didn’t leave any mark, one hoped that the Tamil version would fare better as the makers were claiming it to be a black comedy. However, there is hardly any comedy scene to look forward to in this film and one ends up surrounded by pitch-black darkness. If spirits could watch films, the spirit of real Bruce Lee will turn into Kanchana and Chandramukhi after watching this absurd film.
Bruce Lee (GV Prakash) is a coward who runs away from facing problems. Bruce Lee is the name given to him by his mother after she finds out that her son loves watching the actor’s movies, and to make him a courageous person when he grows up. But, he continues to remain a coward though he wins the love of a pretty girl (Kriti Kharbanda). The film, which has a slew of uninteresting flashback sequences, lacks a back story about how they fall in love, which makes the romantic track unconvincing. But that doesn’t deter the love birds to show their intimacy to each other.
Lee and Abbas (Bala Saravanan), his close friend, unexpectedly get into a tussle with Maasi and Kasi, the close aides of Ramdoss (Muniskanth), a dreaded don. Lee, a self-confessed fan of minister Mansoor (Mansoor Ali Khan), follows him one day and finds him in the company of Ramdoss. He clicks the photo of an unexpected incident which happens there and runs for his life to save himself, Abbas and their lovers.
A bevy of characters, essayed by Anand Raj (as a police officer), Naan Kadavul Rajendran (a local thug) and others, make ineffective appearances, which in no way takes the story forward. Even Muniskanth’s role, as a person who is over-obsessed with the characters of The Dark Knight and The Godfather, which starts off as an interesting one, later falls flat. Naan Kadavul Rajendran being used as spoof material in almost every other film has become irritating and it’s high time this actor is utilised sensibly. There’s also a mention of Lakshmy Ramakrishnan’s show Solvathellam Unmai in this film, too, again for no reason. The film also tries to ride on unnecessary Thala-Thalapathy references; though, the only scene that was lapped up by the audiences is one showing Vijay fans celebrating the release of Khushi.
The film starts with the popular quote of Quentin Tarantino — ‘I steal from every single movie ever made’, which is followed by ‘I get inspired from every single movie ever made’, this one by Prasanth Pandiaraj. Let’s just hope no one gets inspired by this film and makes movies titled Jackie Chan, Tiger Chen or Tony Jaa.