Shakti Soundar Rajan’s underwhelming ‘Captain’ has Arya fighting two enemies: aliens, and bad writing

Posted on September 8, 2022


Spoilers ahead…

The story is a mix of the usual creature-features, like Alien or Predator– but without the scares, the tightly held atmosphere, the A-level visual effects.

Shakti Soundar Rajan likes the high concept. He likes to say “I directed the first zombie thriller in Tamil cinema”. (That was Miruthan.) He likes to say “I directed the first space adventure in Tamil cinema”. (That was Tik Tik Tik.) He likes to say “I directed the first ‘giant talking bear’ movie in Tamil cinema”. (That was Teddy.) With Captain, he’d have liked to say, “I directed the first alien movie in Tamil cinema” – but the MGR-Nambiar starrer Kalaiarasi got there first, and then we had Super Deluxe. But maybe Shakti Soundar Rajan can say this one thing: “I directed the first alien action movie in Tamil cinema.” The creatures in this film behave like soldiers and they face off against soldiers of the Indian Army. Let the fireworks begin!

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