SVe Shekher's Son Ashwin Shekher makes his debut
as hero in ‘Vegam’, directed by K R Udayashankar.
A suspense thriller, the movie has enough action
and sentiment loaded in the right mix. As a
caring father, Shekher has chosen to introduce
his son in a movie that underplays heroism. The
movie begins as a romantic entertainer which
snowballs into a suspense drama.
Seemingly inspired by
Hollywood hit Cellular, ‘Vegam’ is a perfect
launch-pad for Ashwin.
Good in stunt and dance
sequences, Ashwin has come out with a bold
performance considering his maiden attempt on
big screen. Giving able company to Ashwin are
Prabhu, Kushboo and Sriman. Archana as heroine
is passable. Shekher plays a cameo, who tickles
the funny bone in the audience.
The movie revolves around
Ashwin, who runs an event management company. He
comes to Malaysia to meet his lover Archana.
He comes across a telephone
call from a woman, (Kushboo) who cries out for
help. She is locked up in a place by a gang led
by a suspended cop (Sriman). Unable to cut the
telephone line, Ashwin sets in search of the
woman in a bid to rescue her. How he goes about
accomplishing the task forms the rest.
Screenplay by Shekher is
racy. Rajesh Vaidhya’s catchy musical score
does work out well. Especially the soft melody
‘Kalabha Mayilae’ still lingers in our hearts.
Suresh Urs' editing and K S Selvaraj's
cinematography have played their part well.
On the flip side, the climax
is too lengthy and predictable. All said, Ashwin
has made a decent beginning and if he could hone
his acting skills a bit more, he is sure to give
the big guns a run for their money.