Thaana Serndha Koottam Movie Review
Flabbergasting would be the synonymous adjective to acclaim the latest outing of Suriya starrer Thaana Serndha Koottam. The actor has been a part of several films that were distinctly based on real life characters and incidents. It dates back to the times of Raktha Charithra, 7am Arivu and even preceded by his role in Maniratnam’s Aayutha Ezhuthu. His movies have coherent to such paradigms of being realistic values. When the buzz was stronger that Thaana Serndha Koottam is a remake of Bollywood’s most celebrated Special 26, it kept the curious investigators on spree of watching it. But what turns to be an intriguing amazement is Vignesh Shivn’s enthralling proficiency is crafting a dissimilar version to Special 26. The 1987 real life incident happens to be the only inspiration and rest belongs to the own world of this filmmaker.
Suriya wants to be a CBI officer and his close friend Kalaiarasan, a police officer. But they belong to the cohort that believes on honesty and straight forwardness. But when the corrupt system pushes them down to the deplorable phase, the protagonist decides to show back his revenge against system, but in different style.
It’s a brainy version of Robin Hood, where he doesn’t use brawny aspects to take on the riches of corrupt people. The plot has been very well handled with gripping screenplay during entire show. The first hour with a running length of 75 minutes strides faster than you think. In fact, most of the songs occur during this portion and the intermission part is massy one. The second half gets perfect; especially the last 30 minutes are perfectly racy.
Suriya looks so much rejuvenated and is completely energetic as in his days during Pithamagan. An effortlessly stupendous impact is all that we could add up on our verdict. It would be really great to see him back in such waves in the forthcoming films as well. But there happens to be a flip side is the illogical characterization. We see him as an aspiring CBI officer. Doesn’t he know that hitting police officers is an offense? Similarly, the scene where he tells that even I talk bad words is a wrong guidance to his fans. Keerthy Suresh gets a decent scope although she appears in minimal prominence. Ramya Krishnan is the ultimate showstopper. She amazes brilliantly with her mannerisms and body language. Not to forget about the commendable presence of Senthil, Thambi Ramaiah and Kalaiarasan living up to the demands of their characterizations. Karthik makes a classy spell out there with his portions and yes, he is always ‘Navarasa Nayagan’. RJ Balaji despites his cameo gives a striking performance. Suresh Menon as a corrupt CBI officer with Gautham Vasudev Menon’s voice is a perfect choice for the role.
Technically, the entire team deserves a greater appreciation. Right by the title credits, we get to see the signature cuts of Sreekar Prasad and his transitions are really brilliant. The next highlighting trait is the art department; especially the entire Mount Road set work of 1987 backdrops during climax is remarkable. But now and then, we are reminded that it’s a 1987 movie with dialogues and properties. Anirudh’s songs and background score work out the best results.
Overall, Vignesh Shivn deserves a huge acclaim for carrying the entire film on his shoulders with an impeccable package of entertainment and emotions. Suriya on pars makes it on his best offering a sumptuous treat to his fans.
Verdict: Enjoyable and Entertaining in parts.