The first thing that immediately stands out watching the trailer is bike stunts. They stand out and point towards an edge of the seat thrill entertainment. It gets a bit exhausting at the end due to repetitive bike shots, but that’s alright.
The action-packed bits are weaved with thriller blocks involving cat and mouse games between the hero and villain. It is here the casting of Ajith and Karthikeya stands out. The former star is known for his love for bikes and the latter offers a fresh casting and antagonist choice. Karthikeya suits the terrain and looks superb.
Ajith, of course, is in his elements all the way. The mother angle gives him an additional emotional angle to explore. And he looks to be enjoying it all by seriously getting involved.
H Vinoth, an upcoming young talent of Khakee fame directs Valimai (Balam in Telugu). It is the biggest movie of his career. The trailer despite the presence of a star like Ajith has his mark too. If he delivers with content, Ajith will do the rest with his star power for the Pongal season.
Check out the trailer below. Huma Qureshi is seen playing the female lead, but not in a typical sense. The Zee Studio and Boney Kapoor production will hit cinemas worldwide in multiple languages for Pongal 2022, on January 13th.