Chiyaan Vikram is pure talent. His performances even in the silliest of scenes make you wish that the actor makes a comeback. But every other film of Vikram turns out to be a fancy dress competition. Cobra directed by Ajay Gnanamuthu is the most terrible film of this kind.
Vikram is earnest. You sense the actor making sincere efforts to cater to the masses but it has always been the films that have let him down. As an ardent well-wisher of the actor, I truly pray that he doesn’t do these getup changes anymore; seriously tired of it! Srinidhi Shetty gets no role, except for the loosely written character that prolongs the already boring screenplay. Irfan Pathan was never called for, in this hypotenuse mess. Roshan Mathew shoots people and kisses girls but doesn’t make an impact.
A.R.Rahman is the sole redeeming factor about Cobra. The Cobra theme pulls up the scenes from the deep caves of boredom it has dwelled into. But the tacky sound design ruins it too. You won’t hear dialogues while the background music is at play and oh boy, the background score is so loud that you may want to check if your ear is bleeding!! The cinematography isn’t helping either.
The problem with Cobra is at its base. The story at its core is very old and is diabolic to be presented now. The confusion the film creates is by far the most of any Indian film; I guess! As the film proceeds, the confusion mounts and the boredom elevates. And sorry guys, there is nothing you can do, for the film runs for an eternity!
Overall, Cobra is definitely not recommended! Vikram and A.R.Rahman try their best, but Ajay Gnanamuthu is stern on how bad things should be in this convoluted mess!
NB: Bring earpads to protect your ears
Review By Gautham Ravichandran