Production: Aascar Films
Cast: Amy Jackson, Suresh Gopi, Upen Patel, Vikram
Music: A. R. Rahman
Background score: A. R. Rahman
Cinematography: P. C. Sreeram
Dialogues: Shankar, Subha
Art direction: T Muthuraj
Stunt choreography: Anal Arasu, Peter Ming
Dance choreography: Shobi
Lyrics: Kabilan, Madhan Karky
PRO: Nikhil Murugan
Distribution: Aascar Films
The opening shot depicts a hunchback(Vikram) kidnapping Diya(Amy Jackson). Slowly the story unveils as to how Vikram becomes the hunchback. Lingesan, played by Vikram, is an aspiring body builder who strives to become Mr. Tamil Nadu. While he is focused to realize his long term dream, he meets Amy Jackson and gets blown away by her beauty. He falls in love with Amy and also realizes that she is one of the top most professional in the modelling industry.
Circumstances change and in the verge of losing her career Diya convinces Lingesan to do modelling. Having no other option to woo his lady-love, Vikram gives up on his dream and changes his name from Lingesan to Lee. Gradually, Amy too falls for Lee and the two make plans for their future which promises to be ever so colorful.
In an interesting twist, things go horribly wrong as all that colour and glitz is forcibly extracted from Vikram’s life. But not everything is lost for the antagonist, what he does to regain something similar to his lost dream forms the rest of the movie.
Vikram excels throughout the movie and his years of dedication just to make the movie that much more interesting is apparent. Amy Jackson too has done justice to her role which is very much a part of the movie unlike many other Tamil movies. Suresh Gopi and Ramkumar’s acting skills are utilized really well while Upen Patel could’ve showcased much more emotions for the role demands it.
As disclosed earlier, I is a technically brilliant movie. While all VFX used are executed almost perfectly, PC Sreeram’s camera work supporting such graphics stands out and has an international appeal to it. AR Rahman’s background score will definitely add accolades to his never ending list of awards. T Muthuraj as an art director might receive many awards for I in the near future. Anthony’s editing could’ve been even more crispier.
Verdict : 3/5