Movie failed to create the magic which Thuppakki and Kathi did. Vijay did justice to the character and he was delight to watch on screen be it with his signature dance moves or fight scenes. ARM wanted to question many politics things which is happening or happened in Tamil Nadu and choose Vijay (who is interested in Politics) but the preachy screenplay and length didn't help the movie. Varalakshmi character was strong but it was underused and there was no strong villain in the movie. Yogi Babu was also underused and Keerthy Suresh was just another actress who had nothing to do expect dancing with Vijay in songs. Logical loopholes, over the board fight scenes and very Okaayish songs were major drawbacks of the movie.