Thaana Serndha Koottam Movie Review
Writer & Director : Vignesh Shivan
Producer : K. E. Gnanavel Raja
Based on : Special 26 by Neeraj Pandey
Cast : Suriya | Keerthy Suresh
Music : Anirudh Ravichander
Cinematography : Dinesh Krishnan
Editor : A. Sreekar Prasad
Production company : Studio Green
Distribution : Bharathan Films
Running time : 132 Minutes
So much of invigorations have mounted upon this film ‘Thaana Serndha Koottam’. The earnest reason is the fans getting excited to see Suriya in their favourite format that was missing during the recent years. It’s been a long time, he geared up with something more jovial, emotionally balanced and quite entertaining too. With Thaana Serndha Koottam, Vignesh Shivan gets us back the same Suriya, who entertains you to the core.
The film as known earlier is a remake of super hit Hindi film Special 26. But then, it’s not a copycat with the translated screenplay, but completely differs from the original version with just the basic plot picked up. It is noteworthy that Special 26 is indeed based on a shocking incident that happened in1987. Borrowing the same inspiration, Vignesh Shivn draws in a newfangled narration with complete contrast.
The predominant element in TSK is that we don’t feel that nearly 2hrs has passed by ever since the commencement of show. It’s so much engaging, especially the first hour that leaves us enthralled. The second half might have some slow moments, but it gradually bounces back to the decent momentum by final moments. There are few logical elements missing, which cannot be appreciated. How can a guy casually slap police officers and easily attend CBI interview? Well, you’re not supposed to take such things into your questioning ability. Refrain from doing so and you’ll enjoy the film. The climax too might be commendable but again if you’re not caring about logic. So all that you’ve got to do is that just avoid getting into the rational process and Thaana Serndha Koottam will keep you engaged. There are few places, where director tries to keep reminding us that it’s 1987 through dialogues. RJ Balaji commenting his predictions and mentioning a particular movie of that time could be regarded as the best example.
But the emotional connection between the film and audiences are very well scored with the scenes. Especially, the pre-intermission sequence of flashback is so much emotional and even the penultimate to climax is stunning.
Art department deserves tons of appreciation for recreating a mammoth set work of 1987. The absolute attraction next on the line is editing by Sreekar Prasad. Anirudh’s songs happened to be the major crowd pulling factor and he does a flawless job with his background score as well.
Suriya looks so much handsome, perfect and doesn’t indulge in exaggerated performance as in his erstwhile movies. He looks so neat with his nuance acting. Keerthy Suresh does what the role demands from her. Ramya Krishnan is awesome. Nanda and Kalaiarasan get good roles although they are limited. Senthil, Thambi Ramaiah, Sathyan and RJ Balaji are indeed depicted in best delineations.
TSK is a film to watch out for this festive occasion and will be a casual fun-filled entertainer, if you really don’t look into our above mentioned criteria.
Thana Serntha Kootam Review
Effectually entertaining with gripping moments