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Overall, Jada seems to be a half-baked, inconsistently presented sports/horror drama, that’s underwhelming and sub-par. Neither the sports nor the horror angles have been properly executed.
Right from the start Jada fails to impress. It fails to establish professionalism.
The core idea might be promising in thoughts. But in writing and in execution Jada falls flat.
The writing is so poor that we are unable to connect to any characters. Even in the scenes that are supposed to hit us hard, we are unable to emphathise with the characters.
Kathir plays Jada in a convincing role of a football player. He does pure justice to the role.
Yogi Babu seems to be cast in the movie because he is a trend. His one liners work at some places, while at other places his style seems repetitive.
Perhaps it is time for him to change style?
Kishore plays Sethu, a football role model and inspiration to Kathir. He dies in a violent incident and Kathir is on taking revenge.
Meanwhile, due to the violence the 7s Football is banned by the local authorities and then after 10 years, the ban gets lifted.
Kathir and his team of friends enrol for the match. Did they win? Did Kathir take revenge?
And what’s it with the supernatural angle?
All these form the rest of the story.
The first half take too long to set the premise and to establish the characters. Unfortunately, even after spending so much time, the characters are not given any depth.
In the second half, the movie takes a totally different turn with the supernatural angle involved.
And that doesn’t sit well with the movie as a whole. Perhaps the movie should have stuck to any one genre and explored that deep.
Moreover the characters should have been given some depth, and screenplay some seriousness.
Even in the technical department the movie fails to shine.
Cinematography is OK. For a sports movie, one would expect even more refined camera angles and overall presentation.
Songs are OK. BGM is good. That’s perhaps the only positive I could think of.
The love angle to the movie seems unnecessary and is also so thin. It only adds to the length of the movie.
Overall, Jada seems to be a half-baked, inconsistently presented sports/horror drama, that’s underwhelming and sub-par.
Neither the sports nor the horror angles have been properly executed.