The cop stories have always had a separate fan following irrespective of the cinema industry, and Kollywood is no exception. The great actors of Tamil cinema have all had their hands tried with a cop story starting from Dr. M G R to the happening actor Surya. However, not all directors can make a great cop story and that too with a new cast and low budget. This fact has been proved by the movie Akilan, which stars new actors like Dr. P Saravanan and Vidya and has been canned with shoestring budget.
The story of Akilan, however, has some interesting elements in it. The assistant commissioner of Madurai, Vishnu Doss (Raj Kapoor), is in pressure to do something to stop the series of kidnappings that has been shaking the city for a while. The assistant commissioner, hence, plans to do something different and charts a plan to make a false kidnapping to catch the real culprits. While the things move in unplanned directions, here comes the protagonist Akilan (Dr. P Saravanan), a sub inspector, who has his own plans to take down the kidnappers and bring them in front of the law. What happens after that?
Debutant director S I Henry Joseph needs to learn lesson in writing the screenplay. With a good storyline in hand, the director could have easily made a good movie, but his unforgettable screenplay and poor characterization simply ends up wasting the time of the audiences. The screenplay has been plugged with unlistenable songs hampering the pace of the movie. People come in and come out of the screen with no important roles to play.
Actors like Raj Kapoor, Mano Bala and Ganja Karuppu have played under written characters and the comedy is more than a trouble for the movie. Overall, Akilan is one movie that you can easily avoid.