Expounding the storytelling aspects, Venkat Prabhu fumbled in making the script far more interesting. He could have done better job in making content more compact and absorbing instead of focusing on style and grandeur. There are too many subplots in the movie which is literally deviating from the original story. Also, there are too many characters performing at the same time and there's no time for the audience to correlate these characters. And this is because the focus was only on Ajith. By contrast, naturally, the rest of the casting is at least ten paces behind him.
There's no character that ignites laughter (cant expect in an action movie?) coupled with too much hoopla without any proper reason in action scenes. You could see more of action sequences every next second and less focus on the script and this doesn't really work. An hour into the film and you astonish if the huge build-up so far is just a lot of hot air. The dialogues aren't comic, the sequences are very predictable, the gun-fights are silly at times, the heroines vanish if you blink, and it's only in the last ten minutes that the movie gains the lost momentum and re-surfaces but that's too late..isn't it?
Ajith - Sporting a scruffy stubble, Ajith's charisma and style has hogged the limelight.
Arjun – The action king once again looks vintage and in his usual best. Trisha and Lakshmi Rai are alright and dont have much role to play. Rest of the casting is satisfactory.
Cinematography is very good in this an action-packed movie as Sakthi Saravanan has given a fresh color to it. It's Yuvan Shankar Raja's background score elevates the tempo of the action sequences but songs very ordinary. Editors Praveen K L and N B Srikanth should have edited the film better as the movie still needs lots of editing.
Gambler movie is purely for the masses! Its a run on the mill action movie but it worked out only because of Ajith's magic. Watch out only for Ajith's antics and his stylish Grey-haired look!