India's first space adventure movie, Tik Tik Tik, opened in theatres today. The Tamil film stars Jayam Ravi plays an astronaut who is trying to save Earth from an incoming asteroid impact. The first trailer of the movie impressed audience a lot and the film garnered a positive buzz. Written and directed by Shakti Soundar Rajan, Tik Tik Tik was slated to release in January but due to strikes, the movie's release date was pushed back multiple times. Now that it has released, we can finally judge if it was worth all the wait.
Tik Tik Tik has a lot riding on its shoulders. Just the tag that it is India's first space adventure movie was enough to draw attention from all over the country. Well, the verdict is out on the movie and the response from the critics is lukewarm. (ALSO READ: Tik Tik Tik trailer: 10 heavenly shots from the Jayam Ravi movie that will take your breath away – view pics)
Hindustan Times praised the movie for the visuals but slammed it for the bad storyline. They wrote, "Jayam Ravi’s Tik Tik Tik is an impressive thought that was not translated well onscreen. It had great visuals and decent performers, but the plot turned out to be stale with minimal character development."
123 Telugu wrote, "On a whole, Tik Tik Tik is a new age space thriller which provides a different experience to the viewers. Good graphics, interesting setup, and strong performances are major advantages. However, the movie has its own share of flaws and that may obstruct the flow for a section of the audience who are not used to such subjects. If you are a big fan of space thrillers, give this movie a try and witness the first-of-a-kind attempt in Indian cinema which ends up as a decent watch this weekend,"
Times of India thought that the crew had done a decent job. "The screenplay, however, is quite predictable and the challenges which the protagonists face and the manner in which they overcome them aren't convincing in certain places. The lack of a strong antagonist and emotional scenes needed in such a genre, too, dilute the tension. A twist towards the climax and a few logical loopholes also affect the flow of events," they added.
BehindWoods, also thought the movie was illogical and wrote, "
Tik Tik Tik has some good graphics work, stunning sound design and a traditional dose of sentiment. If you don’t look at logic and feel a movie is meant to entertain, Tik Tik Tik will do just that."
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