Thupparivalan Movie Review – Rating : 3.5/5
“Thupparivalan” is a detective-thriller film helmed and scripted by director Mysskin. Actor Vishal plays the lead and produced the movie under his banner, “Vishal Film Factory”. The much previsioned combination of Mysskin and Vishal, have processed really well on screen.
Averted from certain prejudiced cliches of Mysskin’s film making and Vishal’s commercial entities, “Thupparivalan” stands out from the usuals. The movie contains all the attributes like fast paced screenplay, that would definitely attract Sherlock Holmes kind of fans and also would instigate interest in detective genre, for those who have not yet experienced.
Vishal plays Kaniyan Poongundran, an intellectual detective in town, who feels lacking of a master case in his career. Prasanna, as Mano, assists Vishal by aiding in his cases. Prasanna’s character is portrayed like a shadow of Dr.Watson’s from Sherlock Holmes novels. The movie starts with Simran and her family celebrating her husband’s birthday in their terrace. After giving surprise gifts to her husband, it is shown that her husband and son are dead striked by lightning. The genre of the movie seems unmatched by this scene, but there is an unforeseen element in the script.
Vishal’s character is very well personified through a scene , where Thalaivasal Vijay approaches him to find his missing daughter for a ransom of money to which vishal denies. Then a young lad reaches Vishal with a case to find his puppy’s murderer. Much a surprise to Prasanna, Vishal accepts the case and starts investigating the tangle. The assasination crew portrayed by director-actor K.Bhagyaraj, Vinay, Shaji, Andrea and John vijay, is teamed up and written based on a deep research. Director K. Bhagyaraj plays a scientist, the prime antagonist in the film. The costumes and body language of the characters are well studied. Vishal and K. Bhagyaraj have been disguised in a never seen before avatar. Vinay, enacts a prominent role in the second half of the film. Andrea scores her place in some action sequences. Prasanna shares a prolonged screen space with Vishal and racked up the opportunity as a remark in his career.
Anu Emmanuel’s presence is not felt throughout the movie but notably scores in a scene as a pickpocket rehab. She also crucially helps Vishal in preclimax. The action sequences are well shot and Vishal’s hardwork is effectively visible on screen, like in a sequence shot in a chinese restaurant. Vishal, firmly notached every frame with his extremely devoted acting skills, especially in a scene from second half where he cries his heart out. The cinematography was handled by Karthik Venkatraman. He scanned well through his detective lenses. The practical demonstration scene on lightning, thunder stimulation, apparently brings goosebumps to every audience. Arrol Corelli composed background scores that matches perfectly with the pace of the storyline.
The movie could not be narrated as a story whereas everyone can experience the resolvement of the mystery through concatenation, by Kaniyan Poongundran(Vishal)- the detective. Director Mysskin deserves all kinds of credits for his adequate research on the script and scientific phenomenons. The association of a commercial main stream hero and a dark-cult film maker, have devised an unexpected film in a different genre. Containing all the essential formulas of a detective-thriller film , Thupparivaalan is the best in recent times.