Action (2019 film)

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Action
Action Tamil Film.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed bySundar C.
Produced byR. Ravindran
Written bySubha
Badri
(Dialogues)
Screenplay bySundar C.
Venkat Ragavan
Subha
Story bySundar C.
Starring
Music byHiphop Tamizha
CinematographyDudley
Edited byN. B. Srikanth
Production
company
Trident Arts
Release date
  • 15 November 2019 (2019-11-15)
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

Action is a 2019 Indian Tamil-language action film directed by Sundar C. and produced by R. Ravindran under his banner Trident Arts. The film features Vishal and Tamannaah in the lead roles, while Aishwarya Lekshmi, Akanksha Puri and Yogi Babu play supporting roles, the former making her Tamil debut. The music was composed by Hiphop Tamizha. This film is the second collaboration of Vishal and Sundar C. after their previous outing Aambala.[1][2] The film was released on 15 November 2019, and received mixed reviews from critics.

Plot[edit]

Colonel Subhash (Vishal Krishna) and Diya (Tamannaah), who are Indian army officers, are on a mission to catch a mastermind behind a terror attack that took away Subhash's brother (Ramki) and his love interest (Aishwarya Lekshmi).

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Action
Soundtrack album by
Released30 October 2019 (Tamil)
1 November 2019 (Telugu)
Recorded2019
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Length18:36
LabelMuzik 247
ProducerHiphop Tamizha
Hiphop Tamizha chronology
Comali
(2019)
Action
(2019)
Naan Sirithaal
(2020)

The soundtrack album is composed by Hiphop Tamizha, collaborating with Vishal and Sundar. C for their previous outing Aambala. The lyrics were written by Pa. Vijay, Hiphop Tamizha, Arivu, Paul B Sailus and Navz47. The audio rights of the film were bagged and taken by Muzik 247. The album features five tracks and all of them were released as singles, before being released as an album. The first single was released on 30 October 2019.

The Telugu version of the soundtrack album was released by Lahari Music on 1 November 2019. Telugu actor Rana Daggubati making his debut as a singer, crooning the rap portion for the Telugu version of the song "Lights Camera Action", while the original version of the song, was performed by Hiphop Tamizha and Paul B Sailus.[4]

Tamil Tracklist
No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Nee Sirichalum"Pa. VijaySadhana Sargam, Jonita Gandhi, Srinisha4:38
2."Maula Maula"Pa. VijayNikhita Gandhi, Kutle Khan, Bamba Bakya3:54
3."Lights Camera Action" (Rap: Hiphop Tamizha, Paul B Sailus)Hiphop Tamizha, Paul B SailusKaushik Krish, Rajan Chelliah2:58
4."Azhage"Hiphop TamizhaNakul Abhyankar4:02
5."Fiyah Fiyah"Hiphop Tamizha, Navz47, ArivuNavz473:06
Total length:18:36
Telugu Tracklist
No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Yetu Nadusthunna"ChandraboseM. M. Manasi4:34
2."Maula Maula"BhuvanachandraBamba Bakya, Nivas, M. M. Manasi3:53
3."Lights Camera Action" (Rap: Rana Daggubati, Hiphop Tamizha, Roll Rida)Hiphop Tamizha, Bhuvanchandra, Paul B SailusKaushik Krish, Rajan Chelliah2:58
4."Fiyah Fiyah"Rajshri SudhakarSnigdha, Navz473:03
5."Sogasa"Rajshri SudhakarNakul Abhyankar3:59
Total length:18:32

Release[edit]

The official teaser was released on 13 September 2019,[5] followed by the trailer which was released on 27 October 2019.[6] The film is scheduled to release on 15 November 2019.[7]

Reception[edit]

Action received mixed reviews from critics, Firstpost gave 2 out of 5 stars stating "Vishal, Tamannaah starrer is a formulaic entertainer with no proper storyline. If only the film had a script with some logic and was a bit racier, it could have been a time pass entertainer".[8] The Times of India gave 2.5 out of 5 stars stating "A handful of action set pieces, set in exotic locales, strung together by a semblance of plot. If you dig the corniness of the lines and the OTT-ness of the stunts, then you might be able to enjoy the film".[9] Sify gave 2 out of 5 stars stating "Action is a below-average action thriller from Sundar C- Vishal combo".[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tamannaah to team up with Vishal again". India Today. 8 September 2018. Retrieved 5 September 2019.
  2. ^ "Vishal plays a Commando in Sundar C's 'Action'!". Sify. 15 August 2019. Archived from the original on 15 August 2019. Retrieved 15 August 2019.
  3. ^ https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/tamil/movies/news/revealed-vijay-sethupathi-has-a-special-appearance-in-vishals-action/articleshow/72069601.cms
  4. ^ "Rana Turns Rapper For Vishal!". Mirchi9. 10 November 2019. Retrieved 14 November 2019.
  5. ^ "Action Teaser - Vishal, Tamannaah I Hiphop Tamizha - Sundar.C - Official". YouTube. Lahari Music. 15 September 2019.
  6. ^ "Action Official Trailer". YouTube. 27 October 2019.
  7. ^ "Vishal`s Action pushed to November!". Sify Movies. 19 September 2019. Retrieved 19 September 2019.
  8. ^ "Action movie review: Vishal, Tamannaah starrer is a formulaic entertainer with no proper storyline". Firstpost. 15 November 2019. Retrieved 16 November 2019.2/5 stars
  9. ^ "Action Movie Review". Times of India. 15 November 2019. Text "https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/tamil/movie-reviews/action/movie-review/72069574.cms" ignored (help); Missing or empty |url= (help); |access-date= requires |url= (help)2.5/5 stars
  10. ^ "Action review: A below-average action thriller". Sify. 15 November 2019. Retrieved 16 November 2019.2/5 stars

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