RX Soori is an underworld don, who goes by that name because of the bike he rides. He's a menace, but is still pursued by his childhood friend Meera. But, Soori is more attracted to his machete. Who wins him over eventually?
This film, directed by Shri Jai, showed a lot of promise when it was launched, because the makers had claimed this love story was set in the backdrop of the infamous gang wars of Paritala Ravi and Suri. Unfortunately, the cue for the audience that this wasn't the case was when the disclaimer read the film is fictitious and bears no resemblance to anything real. Then, the only thing that remained close to the Ravi-Suri clash was that the protagonist was name RX Soori while antagonist is actor P Ravi Shankar.
So what is RX Soori about then? Well, it is a confused tale that bears similarity to the many underworld-inspired films that have tried to woo the audience over the past decade and two. Only, the makers claimed this is a love story, but the love element is like garnish on an unpalatable spicy dish. It looks good, but camouflages the dish that you want to return. The love story is practically non-existent, but for Meera's dreams.
The friends and family in this film serve no purpose, except for additional screen time that one ends up detesting. And one really feels sorry for Ravi Shankar, for the much-hyped first combination of Vijay and him is lacklustre, where the former is reduced to a comic filler, mouthing disgusting double meaning jokes, along with the comic cast.
There are also other notable actors, right from Avinash and Vinaya Prasad to Aadhi Lokesh and Rajeev, but their roles are as substantial as the movie's plot itself. This underworld tale begins with the climax, but sees two flashbacks, with the many songs, which only adds to the ambiguity of the tale that the filmmaker wanted to narrate.
While Vijay is earnest and has some good fights to his credit, the effort goes in vain. Akankshaa shows promise in a stunted role. Watch this if you're a die-hard Vijay fan, else catch one of his older hits like Junglee or Duniya.