Ganesh’s (G V Prakash Kumar) mother calls him Bruce Lee, hoping that her coward son gets as brave as his favourite actor. Bruce Lee is in love with a pretty girl (Kriti Kharbanda), while his close friend Abbas (Bala Saravanan) is in a relationship with another.
There is a local gangster named Godfather (Ramadoss aka Muniskanth), who murders a politician (Mansoor Alikhan). Abbas clicks accidentally Godfather murdering the politico.
With already Bruce Lee and Abbas in tussle with Maasi and Kasi, the close aides of Godfather, the entire gang is behind the four (Bruce Lee, his girlfriend, Maasi and his girlfriend).
What follows is a chase and run second half, filled with kidnap episode, gags and finally, climax.
Bruce Lee, despite carrying an interesting idea, is not such an inspiring film (director Prashanth Pandiaraj says in the title card that ‘I get inspired from every single movie ever made’).
Despite the makers claiming it a black comedy, there are only a few humour scenes to look forward to in this film. There are references of Thala-Thalapathy and there is a scene which mentions Lakshmy Ramakrishnan’s Solvathellam Unmai show.
G V Prakash Kumar must hone his story picking skills, while Kriti Kharbanda is good. Bala Saravanan and Ramadoss have performed well, while the likes of veterans Mansoor Alikhan and Anandaraj are wasted.
GVP scores big as music composer, while other departments are adequate. The climax is a straight lift (or ‘inspired) from a 1990s film of Priyadarshan. Better writing and neat execution could have saved Bruce Lee.
Rating: 2 out of 5
Director: Prashanth Pandiraj
Music: G. V. Prakash Kumar
Cast: G. V. Prakash Kumar, Kriti Kharbanda, Ramdoss, Bala Saravanan, Rajendran, Anandaraj, Mansoor Ali Khan
Pro: John Johnson