Updated: November 05, 2021 12:43 IST
Rating : 1/5
Kaalaiyan (Rajinikanth) is a caring brother. His sister, played by Keerthy Suresh, means the world to him. Havoc is wrecked after Keerthy goes missing all of a sudden. A few months later, Kaalaiyan traces the whereabouts of his sister, only to know that she is neck-deep in trouble. Will he be able to save her?
Rajnikanth is one of the most evergreen superstars in Indian cinema. His trademark mannerisms and charm attribute to half of his films’ USP. He is in his element with Annaatthe. He oozes energy and swag whenever possible but the plot penned by Siva is so very outrageously bland that even an energetic Rajinikanth can’t save it. A caring brother bashing goons black and blue to save his sister was the kind of scene we used to see in the ’80s and the ’90s. For some reason, Annaatthe’s director Siva infused these tiring scenes into the Rajinikanth starter.
Annaatthe is a poorly conceived action drama that neither has engaging action nor novel drama. It is a bore-fest with an unnecessarily loud background score. Despite his winning performance, Rajnikanth can’t save this colossal mess.