Production: Vijay Antony Film Corporation
Cast: Vijay Antony, Nivetha Pethuraj, Sai Dheena and Lakshmy Ramakrishnan
Music: Vijay Antony
Cinematography: Richard M. Nathan
Editor: Vijay Antony
After ‘Annadurai’ and ‘Kaali’, Vijay Antony’s ‘Thimiru Pudichavan’ has been awaited in screens since the movie release has been postponed from Diwali. Besides that everybody is in much expectation how the movie will be from the interesting and power packed trailer, teaser and sneak peek. Let us further know how ‘Thimiru Pudichavan’ has worked out on screens today.
Murugavel forces his younger brother to study hard for reaching great heights in life and lives in Virudhunagar as a normal constable in police department. Because of forcing too much, his younger brother starts hating him such that he challenges his brother to study and graduate if he dare. In order to make his younger brother study well, Murugavel studies well with lots of hard work and gets graduated. Seeing this Murugavel’s younger brother gets arrogant and moves out of the town which leads to the searching of him by stepping into Chennai. Murugavel comes to the city and finds his brother to be a dangerous criminal in which Murugavel then shoots his brother and reveals himself as a Police. Further taking up the Inspector post, he finds people around the area to be scared by Padma (drug smuggler and rowdy) who makes guys within 18 years to make crime under him thinking that police and court can’t do anything if kids below 18 years do crimes. How he pulls out the teenage guys from Padma? How he makes people to understand about the power of Police? How he manages to overcome his brother’s death and his insomnia problem? The remaining is fired out with sparked in the climax of ‘Thimiru Pudichavan’.
Over action and illogical emotional scenes with powerful firing of guns and cutting with knifes has extremely made us feel like watching a complete masala Telugu movie whereas Vijay Antony’s serious character seem to be passive in many active scenes. With much effective VFX and background music, it can be stated as the perfect one time watch if you believe in impossible action and unbelievable stunts. Blasting with fire and fights, Director Ganeshaa has used many good elements like respect to women, trans genders, hardly earning roadside shop vendors and pride of being in police in the screenplay with full force, we can find the overdo then and there. Cinematography of Richard M. Nathan seems to be ok but with head flipping shots whereas the first half seems to be very lengthy which make us that it can be trimmed off in editing. Music of Vijay Antony has been giving a usual feel such that the theme music will definitely raise the tempo every time we listen in between scenes as background music.
Vijay Antony as usual performed in his own style whereas we can clearly understand the improvement in his performance and body in the movie as a police officer. The mass action with thundering background score which overrated the feel of the thrills then and there whereas some scenes are hard to accept with unbelievable stunts of Vijay Antony. Nivetha Pethuraj as a police lady has played a very naughty lover girl role such that it feels very week throughout with less power. Sai Dheena who has played the villain role has played the violent role very well. The cameo role of Lakshmy Ramakrishnan has been without any meaning making us think ‘how can a psychiatrist be in pressure for handling patients under pressure?’ Transgender who has done the role of ‘first ever transgender police in Tamilnadu’ has also performed well. Special appreciations to the teenage guys, the area people and the policemen who have aptly done the simple roles they have been characterized as.
1) Point about making criminals dummy rather than killing them on first
2) Vijay Antony
What doesn’t work?
2) Unbelievable action sequences
On the whole, ‘Thimiru Pudichavan’ is a masala movie which can irritate family audience if we hate action movies whereas with some spicy thrilling twists.
Verdict : ‘Thimiru Pudichavan’ is a stubborn attempt but with unimaginable stunts.
Ratings : 4/10
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