It’s been a while, I have enjoyed a movie on the first day. I usually don’t watch movie on first-day-first-show basis, instead I prefer watching it on the coming weekend or two days later. This theory goes well on almost all the Tamil movies, no risk whatsoever. Rajinikanth movies are worth a risk, yet an exception to this theory. Then came Thani Oruvan, a thriller cop story directed by M. Raja also called Remake Raja after his series of Remake-movies. I select movies simply based on the director, no other factor come into the picture, but here it is not the director either. It is because of the day. Yes! A very special day (Happy Birthday Sweetheart...). Satyam Cineplex was her most favourite places in Chennai, how can I miss it then…
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My Rating - 4.65/5
Thani Oruvan is an elegant cop movie with ample twist and turns to keep you captivated. Raja has worked very well on the script and I particularly like his to-the-point approach. Everybody in the movie has done a fabulous job of sticking to their character sketch; special mention goes to Arvind Swamy who has made a terrific comeback as a charming, yet suave villain.
Alright, let’s dig deeper. As you know, this is about story, screenplay, music and performance.
What makes you stay seated?
It is the script that makes you stay seated throughout. Thani Oruvan is all about script, writing, characterization and visualization. Everything came out well, that’s the best part.
PERFORMANCES by the lead roles Mithran and Siddharth Abhimanyu has been a heavy weight in this movie. They literally carried the entire movie on their shoulders. For Jayam Ravi, this is one of the best intensely portrayed characterization after peraanmai and undoubtedly he pulled it off to near perfection with the right balance of emotion. This is actually a comeback movie for Arvind Swamy who is just awesome as Siddharth Abhimanyu. He is an unusual villain, Tamil movie has seen in recent times. He doesn’t shout, but his chill gesture speak volumes. He doesn’t fight, but his audacious gaze causes even tremors. And more than ever, his attitude! Aha! He is a wonder-man. He is 'incorrigible.' Unlike other movies, the heroine here is a dignified person. She is a forensic scientist. She can perform finger-print analysis. Nayanthara, being a talented and experienced artist, has done a neat job. Thambi Ramaiya, with his casual expressions and amusing one-liners creates space to laugh even in this tight and gripping screenplay.
The STORY is about a clever yet dynamic police officer Mithran (Jayam Ravi) and his mission to bring about a positive change in the society. His prime aim is to destroy mastermind who is behind a big conspiracy; thereby at least 100 criminals would be killed. During the course of the operation, he discovers Siddharth Abhimanyu (Arvind Swamy), the Padma Sri Award winning scientist and a mastermind behind the medicine-mafia. The rest is what may be called as cat and mouse game between cunning cop and an influential thief. I would rather say this story has been inspired by a powerful quote “Be the change you wish to see in this world.”
The SCREENPLAY is a best part about this movie and a huge round of applause goes to the writers Shoba and Raja, who spent around a year on the script. The dialogues were crisp and neat, supporting the plot and the quick-editing increases the pace.
Watch out for these whistle-cracking scenes…
- Title scene
- Intermission shot
- A white board proposal scene
- Siddharth's final dialogue
Hip-hop Thamizha has come up with yet another rollicking album after Aabala as MUSIC not just lifts but elevates the range of the movie. Both the lead roles have got a powerful yet stylish background scores, which also maintains the pace of the plot. Kaathal cricket is a cool, peppy intro-song and Kannala Kannala is a soothing, romantic number. The former has been accompanied with some casual and interesting visuals, whereas the latter sounds soothing with touching lines.
What would have been better?
Honestly, there is nothing as such in this movie that would have been better. The only thing is the duet song in the second half, which is completely not necessary. It completely disturbs the narrative. I agree to the fact that Tamil cinema without a song is an unbelievable thing, but at least some effort has to be taken to incorporate it in an ideal circumstances.
Anyway, this is never going to affect or bother you from enjoying the movie by itself so dont worry. Just enjoy!
“Be the change you wish to see in this world”
My Rating - 4.65/5
Story – 4.5/5
Screenplay – 4.5/5
Performance – 5/5Music – 4.5/5
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