After playing quite different role in Shankar's "I", Vikram donned the role of a transgender in "Inkokkadu". His getup that was revealed in the trailer evoked huge interest on the film.
Although the Telugu audiences do not know the movie's director, the trailers made everyone look forward to this. Has this film lived up to its promise?
Akhilan (Vikram) is an officer in RAW. The secret agent left the organization as his wife Meera (Nayanathara) was killed by a transgender pharmaceutical mafia don Love (Vikram) four years ago. Akhilan destroys the empire of Love and kills him. Four years later, a group of RAW agents notice that the network of Love has resurfaced. Now, Akhilan is called again for work. Akhilan along with trainee RAW agent (Nithya Menon) heads to Malaysia to find out about Love. What happens next is the story.
Vikram is the heart and soul of the film. It is his double role which attracts the audience right away into the proceedings. The star actor is especially good as Love. Be it his body language, dialogue delivery and walking style, he is a treat to watch whenever he is on screen.
Nayanthara plays a different role and has very good screen presence. The interval bang leaves you with a surprise and sets the film up nicely. The first half has good chases, interesting investigation scenes, and superb performances.
After a gripping first half, things get slightly slow as the film loses its pace in certain areas. Also, the presence of two songs in unwanted areas disturbs the flow of the film to an extent.
Off late, Nithya Menen has been doing these small roles which do not have any weight in the film. She is wasted in her role as Vikram overshadows her completely throughout the film.
After a point where the twists are revealed, the second half becomes a bit predictable and it is left to the villain character played by Vikram to bring spice into the proceedings.