COBRA is an action thriller film written and directed by R. Ajay Gnanamuthu and produced by S. S. Lalit Kumar, under the banner 7 Screen Studio. Vikram is back after a long hiatus.

COBRA begins with the right elements. Starts off grand and the action is interesting too. With such a start the viewer would feel like fastening the seat belt. Unfortunately the movie then turns into a gaudy, over the top, extravagant film that confuses the viewer with unwarranted twists and turns. The romance in the film is outrageously bad and the flashback portions are tedious. The writer bundles three scripts into one with the sole ambition of trying to please Vikram (the star). Every line in the script is written to please Vikram alone and everyone else pander to him. The villain in the film is the weakest you would have seen in recent times and the Interpol and the police the most inept. At a little over three hours it is a tiring watch.

Vikram is decent and has done nothing that he has not done, despite the many makeovers. Srinidhi Shetty is bland. Irfan Pathan is neat for a debutant but has a weak role. KS Ravi Kumar is here and there. Roshan Mathew is average.

Cinematography by Bhuvan and Harish is good. Music by AR Rahman is very average. Editing by Bhuvan and John Abraham is slack. Dialogues are okay and direction is below average.




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