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Shankar's Beauty and the Beast

There is no secret that Ai is loosely based on the story of "Beauty and the Beast". The story itself is nothing new and has been told many time over ages and multiple cultures. What is different in this edition is Shankar has mounted this simple heart-touching story on a mega budget pedestal. Did th...(more)

Source: Editorial board, MovieCrow


Watch it for Vikram !

The biggest movie in recent times, Shankar's I is finally here. And, it is yet another proof of the capability of the director for whom even big or bigger won't cut it. His latest movie is his biggest, as of now (with no doubt that this can be said of his next movie as well - such is his vision and ...(more)

Source: Editorial board, Behindwoods.com


Love, Revenge: Vintage wine in new bottle

The last time Shankar embraced romance would have been Kadhalan, is that right? Well, strike that! As none of his movies were short of romance, as the Love rather played an important aspect in almost all of his movies. With I, we see Shankar experimenting by rather stepping away from his usual messa...(more)

Source: Editorial board, IndiaGlitz.com


Vikram's I is definitely a Pongal treat

The narrative lacks the pace; we usually associate with a Shankar's film. But he does tell a beautiful tale of love sullied by jealousies, greed and anger. The intriguing screenplay as the director alternates between the light-hearted past and the thrilling present keeps you engrossed.(more)

Source: S Saraswathi, Rediff.com


I is definitely not the best of Shankar, but still it is a one-time watch.

We are all used to Shankar movies with witty, hard-hitting dialogues but this one is not up to the mark. It won't be an exaggeration to say that late Sujatha is badly missed. The only laughs in this film few and far between are provided by Santhanam. (more)

Source: Moviebuzz, Sify.com


A terrific performance let down by an uninspired, exhausting movie

There's a hint of subtext in the beauty-and-the-beast premise. I is set largely in the world of advertising, where looks matter, and the biggest suffering one can endure, according to the film, is the loss of these looks. But it's understandable that these themes aren't elaborated (more)

Source: Baradwaj Rangan, The Hindu


Shankar's directorial fails to impress

When it comes to performance, Vikram steals the show. Generally Shankar gets all the credit in his films, but I is definitely belongs to Vikram. His performance in three different shades and the way he had worked out his body to suit the three shades is superb. However, all his hard work might not p...(more)

Source: Suresh Kavirayani, Deccan Chronicle


Vikram cannot salvage this tale of Hunchback and Beauty

The only high point of Shankar's I (in Tamil) is Vikram's enthralling performance, first as a rustic body builder and later as a disfigured hunchback. As the guy from the gutters who speaks slum Tamil and whose passion is confined to exhibiting his ripping muscles or ogling at the pictures of the se...(more)

Source: Gautaman Bhaskaran, Hindustan Times

User Reviews All User Reviews(15)


Harold Wide

really very expected movie .bt fullfiled 70 percent its really pathetic movie (more)


Arun Gowtham

I Stands tall just because of Vikram, Comma Vikram and Vikram. Shankar presence felt only with grand visuals, songs and VFX. A above average flick but still watchable, hats off to vikram for his effort . Rahman has done a decent job (more)


Ram Prakash

Vikarm & Amy's show overtaken shankar's predictable screenplay..Yet a good one t watch on big screens.Offcourse "Ai" receives over whelming mixed response, Creative meets expectation since shankar involvement but you can pay this film for Harmfull efforts, exceptionally technical (more)


Gobi Kasthu

I personally felt disappointed with the movie, everybodies performance could have well justified if the story development and screenplay was done professionally. They took 3 years time but both of this department..the story telling and screenplay seems like took only 3 months. Look at this review h... (more)


Sraavan Naryanan

Come on movie crow.... I movie deserves more than 60%. And movies like aambala and darling should not get even what they have got.. Please appreciate vikram's hardwork.. No other actor can do this.. Actors like vijay who do nothing for his movies whereas people praise him a lot and give a lot of rec... (more)


K.v. Mitthoon

Superb movie. The movies story was old but executed in a new style! (more)

BO Report World Wide

Country 2nd Weekend 3rd Weekend 4th Weekend Life Time Collection Opening Weekend
USA ($) 91952.00 7513.00 --- 1312999.00 697346.00
Malaysia (MYR) --- --- --- 7404000.00 2162742.00
Australia (A$) 86963.00 13049.00 --- --- 247751.00
UK (€ ) 104199.00 23579.00 4689.00 392165.00 258764.00

BO Report India

State Opening Weekend
Tamil Nadu 350000000.00

Music Tracks

No. Song Title Lyric Writer Performer(s) Listen here
1 “Mersalaayitten” Anirudh Ravichandar, Neeti Mohan Listen
2 “Ennodu Nee Irundhal ” Kabilan Sid Sriram & Sunitha Sarathy Listen
3 “Ladio” Madhankarky Nikita Ghandi Listen
4 “Pookaley Sattru Oivedungal ” Madhankarky Haricharan , Shreya Goshal Listen
5 “Aila Aila” Madhankarky Natalie Di Luccio, Aditya Rao Listen
6 “Mersalaayitten Remix” Kabilan Anirudh Ravichandar, Neeti Mohan Listen
7 “Ennodu Nee Irundhal Reprise” Kabilan Sid Sriram & Chinmayi Listen
8 “Listen to All songs” Listen