Cast : Nakul, Attakathi Dinesh, Bindu Madhavi, Aishwarya Dutta and more.
Editing : VJ Sabu Joseph
Music : Thaman
Cinematography : Deepak Kumar Padhy
Written : Ramprakash Rayappa
Direction : Ramprakash Rayappa
Production : VLS Rock Cinema
Distribution : Red Giant Movies
It demands a sheer genius sense when dropping ideas over the plot of action-thrillers. Naturally, anything that slightly gets into the zone of implausibleness would shrink the brilliant flashes into thin vapour making things derisive. Inheriting the best rhetoric skills with a unique plot, debutant Ramprakash Rayappan brings ‘Tamizhukku En Ondrai Azhuthavum’ in a much convincing panache. Released by Udhayanidhi Stalin of Red Giant Movies and produced by Chandran, this thriller stars Attakathi Dinesh, Nakul, Bindu Madhavi, Aishwarya Dutta and Ethir Neechal Satish in lead roles.
The plot looks clever with ensemble characters out in the city with casual activities. Attakathi Dinesh, a chirpy-funny flat promoter is madly blessed in love with Bindu Madhavi, a good looking counselor at rehabilitation centre for suicidal victims. A brainbox (Nakul) without any jobs has been helping the college students on scientific projects and one among them (Aishwarya Dutta) falls in love over his brains. A call taxi driver (Ethir Neechal Satish) is on his usual trip without knowing the person sitting behind him is a terrorist (Asif of Thuppakki fame), executing to bomb the city through his mobile phone. Every character has its own challenges and confrontations with situations, when a solar flare affects the mobile networks shutting them down. With city dwellers paralyzed with the jammed up networks, lesser they know is their lives are ready to be terribly blown up once the solutions are found. What unfolds is a series of permutations and combinations of fate and destiny, where all the characters don’t meet, but somehow influence each other.
A thriller is always placed on a needle between the scale of ‘Improbabilities’ and ‘Impossibilities’. This script embedded with some clever proportions proves that certain acts are improbable, but not impossible. The performers exert an impeccable act irrespective of their actual involvement in the plot. Sometimes, they look effortlessly perfect and one such illustration could be Attakathi Dinesh, who easily lets us indulge in fun. Nakul gets addicted to the genius character and he does nothing above the levels. With a simplistic performance, he keeps up the show at best levels. Ethir Neechal Satish tries to evoke the laughter and indeed does it, but the feeble portrayal of female characterisation as he converses with his fiancé is appalling. With such clever plot, the film turns fallible with such elements. Bindu Madhavi is splendid in her looks and her emoting skills have turned proficient when compared to her previous flicks. Aishwarya Dutta pulls out decent efforts. In spite of well known faces, an ordinary actor in a supporting character who accompanies the terrorist and finally becomes a savior grabs everyone’s eyeballs towards the final credits.
Cinematography by Deepak Kumar is brilliant and background score by Thaman is compelling. The director has played some smart methods to keep the thriller racier that includes just couple of songs that doesn’t hamper the progression of screenplay. For the first time, a thriller comes without any action sequences of protagonists locking horns with the baddies. It’s just a game of mind and fate, which has been decorously executed. If there could be something to be spotted on the flip side, preferably, the first hour should have been crisp with some essential ingredients that would’ve kept this thriller more engrossing. Had the director and his team of writers had kept the screenplay secure from few sluggish moments and avoided certain characters like goofy professor and mother with overdose wizardry (looks too artificial in places), the film would have constantly kept us on edge-of-seats.
- Our Rating
Tamiluku En Ondrai Aluthavum – Not a complete edge-on-seat, but strikes impressively