I (2015)

Tamil 3 hrs 8 mins Drama
56 %
Total Reviews: 107
Sahi: 59 Nahi: 48

Review Summary: 'I' may be Shankar's weakest film, feels overlong and contrived

Average Critic Rating: (2.60)
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Est. Budget: 98.7 CR
Est. Box Office Collection: 117.0 CR

Plot: The story starts with a terribly deformed hunchback abducting Diya (Amy Jackson) on her marriage day. She is held captive in an abandoned mansion, while the hunchback goes about exacting revenge. The hunchback sets Ravi, a bodybuilder, on fire but then saves him. In a flashback, Ravi is jealous of Lingesan... Read more

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Made with a humongous budget of Rs 180 crores (worth every penny), 'I' is certainly a big screen experience. Watch it to believe it. And yes, watch it for Vikram, not just for the fabulous actor that he's but also for the fact that he's literally gone out on a limb for this role
ulpy should have been way more exciting. Is there another filmmaker as fascinated by the double role as Shankar? (Even the frivolous Jeans is riveted by the sight of twins.) Where others employ this trope as merely a means to magnify the hero — see two stars for the price of one! — or maybe to flesh out the separated-at-birth scenario so popular in the masala format, Shankar uses the device to split open the protagonist’s psyche. In films li
The Hindu
Perhaps the film made sense inside director Shankar’s head
Sify
The highly Clocking in at a butt-numbing three hours and six minutes, the film works off a busy story that’s centered on Lingesan (Vikram), a local bodybuilder from Chennai’s KK Nagar, who goes from winning the Mr Tamil Nadu
Rajeev Masand
Shankar direction is good but screenplay is not so interesting his taking was also good few scens are like visual feast V.Ravichandran production values are simply super A.R.Rahman back ground music is good . P.c.sreeram camera work and Art work was good .Eding can be better
TeluguCinemas.in
The director’s films have never fell short of expectations and his works have got better film after film People are praising Vikram’s dedication and Shankar’s screenplay after watching the film
Telugu Mirchi
riking a balance between technical imagery and content with amazing regularity, Shankar disappoints this time by mounting an entertainer whose body and heart are not in sync. As a result it gets exhausted many times during its three-hour run. It hurts for it stars Vikram, a rare actor who brings new dimensions to his craft even in mass entertainers. This time he has tortured his body, transforming from a gym toned beefcake to an emaciated hunch
The Hindu
Backed by a great team of actors and technicians including names like Vikram, AR Rahman and PC Sreeram, Shankar has tried to sell the old wine in new package
Bollywood Life
I has turned out to be a trend setter as promised. Be it visuals, action sequences, VFX and make-up, all these factors in the movie have surely taken South Indian cinema to the next level thanks to outstanding visualization by Shankar and his technicians to bring the director’s dream alive on-screen.
FilmCircle
Keeping the story aside, we have hell to discuss about the technicalities of the film. 'I' is one of the most expensive movies in Indian cinema till date. Director Shankar who generally thinks out of the box, gave us another visual treat. The story is a partially routine one but the way, it was executed, Shankar should be given a pat.
Andhrawishesh
The big reveal and the underlying message is the redeeming feature, but it comes too late in the night. By then one has given up on this twisted tale of twins.
The Hindu
The effects and graphics and sound are extraordinary. Songs picturization is outstanding. Must watch movie in any language Hindi, Telugu and Tamil in theaters only.
CineForest
Diya has acted and continues to act in many ad films with John (Upen Patel) who is also a top model like her
Komals Reviews
On the whole, go for I only if you are a big fan of extravagant masala films...
Bollywood Hungama
पृथ्वी खुराना (जायद खान) बैचलर है और एक कंपनी में काम करता है, अपने रूम पार्टनर सैम (रणविजय सिंह) के साथ दिल्ली में रहता है।
Bhaskar
I is totally a Vikram picture through Shankar's eye [I]. They are to be appreciated for their work and efforts and mostly the trust they have for one another. First half of Vikram's I is a lyrical treat with Lingesan, Diya and their love story, while the counterpart seem just disclosure. On the whole, I is a treat to Chiyaan fans and an example of excellence in parts.
TollyView
This is certainly not Shankar’s best work. The film maker who is usually known for making films with messages and whose heroes are the society changers, this love story with a beauty and the beast twist is quite ordinary. It will be a disappointment for those who are fans of Shankar’s work but a thorough entertainer if you love Vikram. The actor is worth a watch for his brilliant performance. If you have three hours to kill, well you could try this!
Koi Moi
Film has no chances at box office though there is no major competition from Bollywood but with such content even miracle can not save it
BoxOfficeCapsule
Finally you may watch the film for the technical brilliance, hard work of Vikram and some breath taking locales, if you are expecting a Shankar kind of magic, get ready to get disappointed.
NowRunning
However, apart from some acute observations and a few acerbic lines that highlight the increasing materialism in the society, the film fails to bring anything fresh to the table.
The Hindu
All that's big may not necessarily be great. Hope Shankar realises that much better films can be made on a smaller canvas and much lower budget
I’ movie has taken Indian Cinema to the next level with its VFX execution. P C Sreeram’s camera work has an international appeal to it. Director Shankar has given the audience the Hollywood experience with this movie. Vikram has given a mind blowing performance and his dedication towards getting into the skin of such a complex character deserves special mention. Stunts have been choreographed excellently.
Business Of Tollywood
Too long, too contrived but a good-looking leave-your-brains-at-home film
DNA India
Vikram is undoubtedly one of the biggest assets of the film. The efforts that he has put in for his role are amazing. He played three different roles in the film. He will be seen as a body builder, a model and also a deformed hunchback person. Vikram is also seen as a beast in one song. The best part of the film is Vikram performance and PC Sriram cinematography.
Andhravilas
‘I’ is definitely, a film that touches the pinnacle of technical extravaganza and special thanks to Weta Studios for an incredulous effort. But, a convincing screenplay and inclusion of newfangled rhetoric thinking could have kept it on pars with ‘Enthiran’.
Cinema Lead
Overall, this is a film which must be watched for its production values and style than the emotional substance. At the box office, the openings will be massive and success would depend on the word of mouth publicity.
BharatStudent
'I' is exuberant and unselfconscious but too cartoonish to engage your emotions
The New York Times
A model turning into a hunchback and taking revenge against the wrongdoers is the main plot of I. This could have been a slick thriller with racy screenplay and thrilling moments. However I is stretched too long for more than three hours without proper reason. Seems like Shankar just had an idea on mind and simply wrote a rough draft of script for it and went on to make a movie. There are far too many boring sequences in the film which will force you to take a break.
Gulte
But still it needs an exceptional jumps and word of mouth over weekend in order to come out as hit
BoxOfficeCapsule
The filmmaker had a vision and clearly he left no stone unturned while executing it. From casting Vikram and Amy Jackson in the lead to roping in AR Rahman for the music and PC Sreeram to add the magic touch with his cinematography he has lined up the best team possible
India Today
An hour shorter and more time and money spent on writing a story than shooting in exotic locations such as Lexiaguo in China and this could have been fun.
India Today
While the waif-like Amy looks mesmerising, Vikram bowls you over with a heart-wrenching performance whether he is handsome or disfigured. Santhanam provides the perfect comic relief. The first fight in a local gymnasium and the BMX bike fight on Chinese rooftops are an adrenaline fix. This is pure escapist fare but will resonate with those who read fairy tales at bedtime.
The Times Of India
Bipasha's 'buy one get one free' offer isn't worth it
First Post
Vikram stars in a regressive, superficial and the least fun Shankar film ever
First Post
Putting it simple and straight, ‘I’ is a disastrous film from Telugu audience point of view. Many would feel doubtful on, how far Shankar directed this film? Except the visual grandeur sprinkled on screen, neat camera work, Vikram presence and action revenge with a foreseeable twist in pre climax, rest of everything stood as drawbacks. Immediately, there is a necessity for producers to trim the movie in both halves in order to decrease the lag. Currently, the run time is above 3 hours and it should be brought down to 2:30 hours saving the patrons.
Cinejosh
Telugu viewers will find it difficult to connect to the picture as except for Vikram
Myfirstshow
The film does live up to the monumental benchmark set
REDIFF
‘I’ is undoubtedly the worst work of Shankar so far. Watch it if you want to know how Shankar made a bad film.
TeluguOne
Amy Jackson is perfectly fits her role. As a model cum actress, she is good and we have to see whether 'I' can change her filmy career or not. Upen Patel impresses with negative role while Santhanam and Suresh Gopi are fine.
Andhra & Telangana Wishesh
A model turning into a hunchback and taking revenge against the wrongdoers is the main plot of I. This could have been a slick thriller with racy screenplay and thrilling moments. However I is stretched too long for more than three hours without proper reason. Seems like Shankar just had an idea on mind and simply wrote a rough draft of script for it and went on to make a movie. There are far too many boring sequences in the film which will force you to take a break.
Gulte
Vikram is undoubtedly one of the biggest assets of the film. The efforts that he has put in for his role are amazing. He played three different roles in the film. He will be seen as a body builder, a model and also a deformed hunchback person. Vikram is also seen as a beast in one song. The best part of the film is Vikram performance and PC Sriram cinematography.
Andhravilas
'I'(Manoharudu) Ai is definitely a must watch. Watch this Indian movie for the outstanding perfornace of Vikram and the international standards of film making displayed by Shankar .
OneIndia
Filled with high energy club numbers and intense yet romantic tracks, the music of 'I' is engaging
Bollywood Life
Shankar direction is good but screenplay is not so interesting his taking was also good few scens are like visual feast V.Ravichandran production values are simply super A.R.Rahman back ground music is good . P.c.sreeram camera work and Art work was good .Eding can be better
TeluguCinemas.in
I is totally a Vikram picture through Shankar's eye [I]. They are to be appreciated for their work and efforts and mostly the trust they have for one another. First half of Vikram's I is a lyrical treat with Lingesan, Diya and their love story, while the counterpart seem just disclosure. On the whole, I is a treat to Chiyaan fans and an example of excellence in parts.
TollyView
Some picture postcards locales in virgin China (with titillating Diya) may be a ploy to get us into a sense of exhilaration, but images of burnt or electrocuted men are downright distasteful. And Santhanam's character ridiculing them is in sheer bad taste, or simply juvenile.
Hindustan Times
Film poster of Paddington
India Today
It is no coincidence that one of his protagonists was a cartoonist (Anil Kapoor in Nayak). Shankar's films are merely extensions of those mischievous sketches. And as we know, the pen is at its mightiest in a cartoonist's hands.
Mumbai Mirror
With a sketchy narrative, unimaginative screenplay and apology of performances, Sharaafat Gayi Tel Lene barely has any merits to shout out for a pleasant watch at the theaters
Now Running
But still it needs an exceptional jumps and word of mouth over weekend in order to come out as hit
BoxOfficeCapsule
All the hardwork Vikram has put into has a fitting justification, something that doesn’t serve just the actor’s hunger but what the fan’s stomach wants as well
IndiaGlitz
Watch it for its visual extravaganza
Filmfare
Shankar's long-awaited 188-minute romantic thriller more than holds its own visually, but disappoints story-wise
Variety
Finally you may watch the film for the technical brilliance, hard work of Vikram and some breath taking locales, if you are expecting a Shankar kind of magic, get ready to get disappointed.
NowRunning
Vikram's outstanding performance makes it worth watching
International Business Times
The music of Roy is a winner all the way
REDIFF
I’ movie has taken Indian Cinema to the next level with its VFX execution. P C Sreeram’s camera work has an international appeal to it. Director Shankar has given the audience the Hollywood experience with this movie. Vikram has given a mind blowing performance and his dedication towards getting into the skin of such a complex character deserves special mention. Stunts have been choreographed excellently.
Business Of Tollywood
Shankar's directorial fails to impress
Deccan Chronicle
The effects and graphics and sound are extraordinary. Songs picturization is outstanding. Must watch movie in any language Hindi, Telugu and Tamil in theaters only.
CineForest
On the whole, ‘I’ is surely Shankar’s weakest film till date. Excessive length, weak story and lack of emotional connect are basic drawbacks. But keeping the festival season in mind, Shankar’s grand visuals added with Vikram and Amy Jackson’s mind blowing performance, this film can be given a shot. Only thing you need to do is go in without any expectations whatsoever.
Telugu123
‘I’ is undoubtedly the worst work of Shankar so far. Watch it if you want to know how Shankar made a bad film.
TeluguOne
'I’ is definitely not the best script among Shankar’s films but the average script is lifted by the extraordinary performance of Vikram & impressive technical wizardry
PipingHotViews
'I' album is partly eclectic, partly accessible but slightly unstimulating on the whole
Only Kollywood
Three winning songs in a half-and-half soundtrack from AR Rahman
Music Aloud
फिल्म की पवन बेरी (स्वानंद किरकिरे) का बड़ा-सा फॉर्म हाउस है, जिसमें वो अपनी बड़ी-सी फैमिली के साथ रहते हैं।
Bhaskar
By now one is certain about the common traits to expect in a Shankar movie. A world of his own, presented in a grand way with a high degree of visual effects and natural panache for bringing out high degree of emotions even in intricately choreographed song picturizations. However, Shankar also tends to often test your patience with some high melodrama and deliberate heavy-handed operose film making that aims for the epic.
apherald
Great Andhra
After all the hype and hysteria, this film has hit the screens
Bollywood 3
On the whole, ‘I’ is surely Shankar’s weakest film till date. Excessive length, weak story and lack of emotional connect are basic drawbacks. But keeping the festival season in mind, Shankar’s grand visuals added with Vikram and Amy Jackson’s mind blowing performance, this film can be given a shot. Only thing you need to do is go in without any expectations whatsoever.
Telugu123
Just Bollywood
Its an amalgamation of Masters at play which works to a larger extent because of their huge efforts
Behind Woods
hankar came with an interesting story of villains turning hero a body builder and model into a hunchback. He could with all his creative brilliance have turned it into a suspense thriller. however Shankar much to the shock of all failed in his screenplay and direction. Main drawback is duration of the film. Seems Shankar did not do his home work on script of the film and failed completely as a director. The whopping budget was wasted for this mediocre film.
AndhraHeadlines
This venture can be considered as an above average one
Chirtamala
The grandeur of Vikram’s 'I' fails to overshadow its weak script
Bollywood Life
You don’t want to miss this film!
BookMyShow
He is an upright man, who will take no shortcuts to success
Glam Sham
n un-Shankar film that is as predictable a run-of-the-mill revenge pseudo-thriller. The film comes into its own only in the last 30-odd minutes. Nothing worthy about thrills or the dialogues.
Indiaglitz
Hope Shankar realizes that much better films can be made on a smaller canvas and much lower budget.Film: 'I'Cast: Vikram, Amy Jackson, Suresh Gopi, Upen Patel, Ramkumar, Santhanam and Ojas M RajaniDirector: ShankarLatest news from Entertainment News Desk
JAGRAN
hankar came with an interesting story of villains turning hero a body builder and model into a hunchback. He could with all his creative brilliance have turned it into a suspense thriller. however Shankar much to the shock of all failed in his screenplay and direction. Main drawback is duration of the film. Seems Shankar did not do his home work on script of the film and failed completely as a director. The whopping budget was wasted for this mediocre film.
AndhraHeadlines
Salman bhai ki kasam, if any film deserves to cross the Rs 100 crore mark it is MAIN AUR MR RIIGHT
Glam Sham
If you have seen Rajini films in the past, you would know what to expect
While the waif-like Amy looks mesmerising, Vikram bowls you over with a heart-wrenching performance whether he is handsome or disfigured. Santhanam provides the perfect comic relief. The first fight in a local gymnasium and the BMX bike fight on Chinese rooftops are an adrenaline fix. This is pure escapist fare but will resonate with those who read fairy tales at bedtime.
The Times Of India
If you are told that the bride in this film calls herself 'Looteri Dulhan', would you still want to waste three hours of your weekend watching it? Perhaps you won't.
Bollywood.Com
Shankar is one film maker in India whose films are eagerly awaited all over. His latest presentation in ‘I’ which has the National Award wining actor Vikram in a lead role. After all the hype and hysteria
Bollywood 3
I has turned out to be a trend setter as promised. Be it visuals, action sequences, VFX and make-up, all these factors in the movie have surely taken South Indian cinema to the next level thanks to outstanding visualization by Shankar and his technicians to bring the director’s dream alive on-screen.
FilmCircle
लिंगेसन (विक्रम) एक बॉडी बिल्डर होता है। वो मिस्टर तमिलनाडु का खिताब जीतने के बाद मिस्टर इंडिया के कॉम्पिटिशन में हिस्सा लेकर नाम कमाना चाहता है। लिंगेसन को मशहूर मॉडल दीया (एमी जैक्सन) से प्यार हो जाता है।
Bhaskar
The last time Shankar embraced romance would have been “Kadhalan”, is that right? Well, strike that! As none of his movies were short of romance, as the “Love” rather played an important aspect in almost all of his movies. With “I”, we see Shankar experimenting by rather stepping away from his usual message oriented flicks to an action cum romantic drama spearheaded by Chiyaan Vikram and Amy Jackson. Spread over a period of two years, a strict weight regime from the lead actor, trots around the globe and finally an audio launch from Arnold, so has I lived up to the expectation? Let’s find out
India Glitz
'I' is an emotionally engaging, expertly directed, dazzlingly shot and technically staggering tale spearheaded by Vikram's dumb-founding, superlative, career-best performance
Only Kollywood
An unShankar film that is as predictable a run-of-the-mill revenge pseudo-thriller.  The film comes into its own only in the last 30-odd minutes.  Nothing worthy about thrills or the dialogues.
India Glitz
Vikram’s fantastic performance carries this film, quite literally
BookMyShow
This venture can be considered as an above average one and we have to wait for the box office reports to know whether this flick is a high level blockbuster or not
Chirtamala
Director Shankar tries to follow the same path to success that he did with Robot, but fails miserably. Skipping this misfiring magnum opus is the only suitable course of action.
Now Running
What horror movie? Bipasha, Karan Grover bring you the best comedy of the year
First Post
Keeping the story aside, we have hell to discuss about the technicalities of the film. 'I' is one of the most expensive movies in Indian cinema till date. Director Shankar who generally thinks out of the box, gave us another visual treat. The story is a partially routine one but the way, it was executed, Shankar should be given a pat.
Andhrawishesh
TAKE IT EASY had a good story idea but the execution is that of an unending saas-bahu serial
Glam Sham
Vikram’s dedication deserves applause, but the fact that ‘I’ is a poorly narrated and shoddily executed film
Releaseday
Putting it simple and straight, ‘I’ is a disastrous film from Telugu audience point of view. Many would feel doubtful on, how far Shankar directed this film? Except the visual grandeur sprinkled on screen, neat camera work, Vikram presence and action revenge with a foreseeable twist in pre climax, rest of everything stood as drawbacks. Immediately, there is a necessity for producers to trim the movie in both halves in order to decrease the lag. Currently, the run time is above 3 hours and it should be brought down to 2:30 hours saving the patrons.
Cinejosh
Ravi Kumar, whose effort is an ode to the victims and those suffering from the after-effects of that dreadful night
Glam Sham
'I'(Manoharudu) Ai is definitely a must watch. Watch this Indian movie for the outstanding perfornace of Vikram and the international standards of film making displayed by Shankar .
OneIndia
Overall, this is a film which must be watched for its production values and style than the emotional substance. At the box office, the openings will be massive and success would depend on the word of mouth publicity.
BharatStudent
A Boring 'I' Feast!
AP Today
The film opens with a sleepy eyed Dulal (Naveen Kasturia) blissfully peeing only to be interrupting by his girlfriend Guggu who breaks up with him over the phone.
Planet Bollywood
'I' is visually grandiose and that's not a surprise, but the visuals don't make up for the weak script
Now Running
By now one is certain about the common traits to expect in a Shankar movie. A world of his own, presented in a grand way with a high degree of visual effects and natural panache for bringing out high degree of emotions even in intricately choreographed song picturizations. However, Shankar also tends to often test your patience with some high melodrama and deliberate heavy-handed operose film making that aims for the epic.
apherald
Telugu viewers will find it difficult to connect to the picture as except for Vikram
Myfirstshow
Dia (Amy Jackson) is about to get married when is kidnapped by a strange, frightful looking being
Planet Bollywood
n un-Shankar film that is as predictable a run-of-the-mill revenge pseudo-thriller. The film comes into its own only in the last 30-odd minutes. Nothing worthy about thrills or the dialogues.
Indiaglitz