Tagline: Strictly for Fans!
This story begins in kerala where Joseph (Vijay) lives a peaceful life as a bakery owner and he loves his daughter Niveditha (Nayanika). Joseph is a kind of person who doesn't involve in any rifts or violence but the story takes a turn when he teaches a lesson to a group. Many shocking things get revealed about Joseph that he was a police officer named Vijay Kumar in the past. But why did he change his identity as Joseph? What happened to his family? Who are his enemies? - forms the rest of the plot.
Vijay: His role was designed keeping his fans in mind and it was a cakewalk for him. Vijay’s positive elements were perfectly presented in this film. However, apart from style and persona there is little new to expect from him.
Samantha: She is the biggest attraction of this film. She looked pretty and had a great love track sequence with her co-star Vijay. Her role had good emotional quotient and she did 100% justice to it.
Amy Jackson: She had very little to perform and only few scenes to excel her acting skills.
Baby Nayanika: Veteran actress Meena’s daughter does a wonderful job and shares brilliant chemistry with Vijay.
Radhika: Atlee couldn’t do complete justice to a senior actress like Radhika. Her scenes could have handled better.
Atlee is one talented director who rose to fame with a sensitive love story Raja Rani and when he teamed up with a hero with strong image like Vijay, people were curious of their combination. But for Police, Atlee followed Vijay's path in every respect. He kept the sensitive style of his aside and chose mass elements instead. Unfortunately, he failed badly in this attempt. The story of a hero changing his violent identity and live aloof to save his family was seen since Nasha days. The routine story could have looked novel if some interesting narrative was present but even that wasn't there in this flick. However, the director knew what clicks well with Vijay fans and he included the best fight sequences suiting the star's image. The first half looks somewhat boring but the story builds up slowly in the end of it. The flashback episode featuring Vijay in policeman attire is handled powerfully but the film loses all the pace once it's done. Though there are two heroines in the film, only Samantha 's role has importance. The love track between Vijay and Samantha is a treat to watch!
-Good Action Sequences
-Vijay-Samantha Love Track
This is the 50th film for G.V.Prakash. But there is nothing to expect from the album. However the re-recording especially for action sequences is quite good.
George Williams is the cinematographer of this film and did a commendable job by showcasing the beauty of Kerala. Every scene looks quite rich in visuals and action scenes are portrayed well. Editing could have been crisp. Second half drags a lot and Atlee couldn’t do complete justice for two departments namely story and screenplay.
Police is strictly targeted towards Vijay fans and would fare good in Tamil Nadu where Vijay has a strong fan base.However, its fate is debatable in Telugu.