Asal is the story of Ajith the weapons supplier to French government and his three sons Sampath, Prasad and Ajith.
Ajith is the son of the second wife. Sidelining him from the beginning the other brothers Sampath and Prasad are planning to enter into association with the supplier of arms to terrorists. Ajith the father does not agree with it. In the meantime the Shetty group of Mumbai assisted by Milind kidnaps Prasad. Attempts to rescue Prasad add verve to the screenplay. The rest of the story is about the troubles arising out of it and how Ajith the son proves that he was the son of the father.
Ajith has astonished us in the father character. In the three fight sequences Ajith excels. The lack of punch dialogues to Ajith is a plus point of the film. Both the heroines Sameera and Bhavna are in love with Ajith. Sameera is working at the French emabassy. Otherwise there is nothing to mention about her. The hyperactive Bhavna shows a lot of expression in her eyes. There are so many villains – Geli Dorji, Sampath, Rajeev Krishna, Pradeep Raut and Suresh. Among all only Geli Dorji is outstanding. Sampth is okay among the rest. As the chief villain is murdered during the intermission the film moves slowly after that. Suresh who appears as French police and Prabhu as Malasi just put up appearances. Before you could understand the purpose of some scenes they move fast.
Ajith could have been more diligent in choosing the story and added some dimension to his acting. He could have avoided the same expression for love, closeness, sorrow and anger.
Cinematography of Prasanth T.Mashale brings the best of Ajith in the film. He has used the opportunity to his best. The joint effort of Ajith, Yuhi Sethu and Charan makes the fist part of the story fast moving but the latter half is rather slow. More focus by Bharadwaj and Yashwantha would have produced better music.
The director could have been bold in avoiding the dialogues of Police Suresh in climax and such scenes could have been self-explanatory merely by better picturisation. The final word is that it is royal with Ajith’s joint direction and Charan’s direction.
Asal – Royal style!