Written : M. Manikandan, Anucharan
Direction : Anucharan
Production : JPR Films
Cast : Kathir | Reshmi Menon | Charle
Music : Ron Ethan Yohaan
Cinematography : Sathyan Sooryan
Editing : Anucharan
Certificate : “U”
Release date September 24, 2015
Run Time : 104 mins
Lots of efficient filmmakers have been consistently embarking on their journeys in Tamil cinema. Kudos to those producers, who have been responsibly in turning their innovative scripts into good pictures and Kirumi is one such film. The film is directed by debutant Anu Charan and is produced by JPR Films with Escape Artists Madhan releasing it worldwide.
The film traverses through the complex situations of Kathir, who is quite an ordinary youngster with an irresponsible attitude. His mother and wife (Reshmi Menon) are the breadwinners of the family and the couple is blessed with a baby as well. But still, Kathir is someone who is easily carried away by the charms of women. But that’s not the story all about as it get through the unpredictable chain of events, when his brother like Charlie gets him introduced to a police officer (David Solomon). Kathir is soon offered the task of Friend of Police, where he accompanies in seizing vehicles on non-parking zone and other cop acts. Sooner, life gets complicated for Kathir, when he tries to get beyond what he shouldn’t have done actually.
Debutant Anu Charan deserves a decent pat of appreciation for picking an unusual theme. The very characterisation of protagonist itself something unique as it goes laced with realism. He is someone whom you can easily spot in the neighbourhood, especially across the lanes of North Chennai. Reshmi Menon gives her best impression through this role as a loveable and caring wife. Charlie gets a meaty role to perform after decades and he has chances to win some accolades. David Solomon has been performing very minimal roles in movies like Kaththi and Orange Mittai, but appears throughout the film with a role of double shades. Others in the cast exert their complete energy into their roles.
Musical score by K is appreciable in places, though songs are nowhere close to the film. Although, Anu Charan tries to place them montage tracks, it doesn’t actually facilitate the narration. The first half is slightly sluggish and the first few minutes really stay away from what the film’s premise is. The point of intermission laced with some unexpected shock and aftermath events are very well narrated. The penultimate to climax sequence, which involves the heavy rush of protagonist to save his life is really moving. In fact, we are commuted into the screens at places, where we want to see what’s happening next. Kudos to Anu Charan and his team of writers for presenting a commendable climax, which is something new to Tamil cinema… It’s a tough situation to balance the moment of end between the commercial and offbeat genre, but Anu tries to offer something different that stands out practical. Cinematography is neat and crispy editing keeps the narration at right momentum.
If you’re looking up for the negative traits or something on the flip side, the film doesn’t carry much to mention about. There are some commercial elements like the one during the initial moments, which has 0.0000001% of Trisha Illana Nayantara touch, but sooner, the actual plot begins, the treatment of script changes.
Kirumi : Convincingly told thriller with realistic approach