Alex Pandian – Review

Alex Pandian – Review

Chennai, Jan 12 (TruthDive): Karthi’s Alex Pandian has released yesterday on the big screens, with good expectations worldwide. The name of the film ‘Alex Pandian’ itself has evoked special interest among the masses, as it is the name of a popular character played by Superstar Rajinikanth in one of his super hit movies ‘Moondru Mugam’.


2.75 / 5


Starring: Karthi, Anushka, Santhanam
Director: Suraj
Producer: K. E. Gnanavelraja
Music: Devi Sri Prasad


The movie starts stunningly with a much-talked train chase scene. A group of rogues chase Anushka Shetty during which Karthi appears and smashes everything down. In an instance during the fight, they both dive into the water bed that leads them to a village located nearby.

Then, we are introduced to comedian Santhanam’s family, which consists of his mother and three younger sisters – Nikitha, Akanshka and Sanusha. Alex Pandian settles down at his house in spite of stern opposition from Santhanam while Anushka is treated in an Ayurvedic centre.

The three sisters become very much acquainted with Karthi. Parallely, Milind Soman vigorously searches for Karthi and Anushka; keeping the suspense element intense.

In the second half, the true identity of Karthi and Anushka Shetty are revealed. Anushka is the daughter of a Chief Minister. Alex has kidnapped Anushka, under the orders passed by Alvin Martin (Milind Soman) and Dr GKM (Sumanth). The baddies wants to sign a deal with the state government. As the Chief Minister refuses to sign, they give a contract to Karthi to abduct Anushka. What happens next should be seen on-screen.


Karthi has given his best, with his energetic performance. He has brilliantly handled the action and dance sequences. He also impresses us with his comedy lines along with Santhanam.

Anushka Shetty is colourful. She has nothing much to do other than some dance sequences with Karthi.

Santhanam’s comedy is hilarious in few scenes but in others it looks irritating.

Music by Devi Sri Prasad is appreciable and ‘Onnam Class’, ‘Thakka Thayya’ and ‘Bad Boy’ are our picks.

Sarvanan’s photography stand out at the technical departments. Especially, the train action sequence are fantastic. The first 10 minutes action sequence have been brilliantly shot, despite the fact that the audience can easily make out that the scenes have been choreographed on a still train at parts.

Editing done by Praveen-K.L. Srikanth is of average quality.

Director Suraj receives full marks for penning the dialogues.


“Alex Pandian” is a mix of all elements comedy, action, romance and sentiment. Overall, the movie is a typical commercial entertainer.

0 thoughts on “Alex Pandian – Review

  1. What is the use of reading so many sentences and just coming to know what is in the movie? This movie has all the things that thousands of movies have had before it, but there is nothing impressive about it. Why not simply say what works and what doesn’t? Complete waste of money and time. Spend pongal at home!

  2. Total Damage in PVR Cinemas Bangalore are as follows.

    3 Tickets each @ 290 – 870
    Convenience fee – 95
    Service Tax – 9.27
    Popcorn samosa pepsi – 180
    bribe to police – 200

    TotalWaste – 1354/-

    Yaarum Pohanthinga Venam Varutha paduvinga.

  3. Pa!!! Such a horrible movie, had a chance to watch it (Offcourse not in Theatre!!!) its a whole c(j)hunk of crap!! A complete disastrous bullshit! Wat kind of banner is this??? Karthi + Anushka + Suraj + DSP (Peria ARR) Desi Sounding Percussionist!! Santhanam’s comedy holds life in first half. Completely illogical scenes, screenplay, scenes specifically added for songs!!!

    After a such a wonderful 2012 year for Tamil industry, such a puking movie!! I donot know what got into producer really, after simple,elegant, decent movies like Pizza, NKPK, these’re all no way near!!

    Please do not allow this percussionist for another album. Songs were the same kind with some x,y irrelevant beats!

    A movie worser than vijay movie, maybe for telugu audience! Producer’s brave decision to handle such a team’s commendable!! 😀 not even worth a popcorn!

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