Thursday, 11 October 2012


Madrasapatnam... Deivathirumagal... And now, it is Thaandavam...

It was director Vijay who drew me to the theatre to watch Vikram and Anoushka starrer Thaandavam.

The movie revolves around a blind protagonist enacted effortlessly by Vikram. Then the story unravels the events that rendered Vikram blind.

Vikram as one of the top Police officers is full of energy. The way he softens as a person on meeting his love aka Anoushka, is charming. Then, as a person who takes revenge on people who took innumerous innocent lives, including his wife's is convincing.

Anoushka comes across as a career oriented woman. Her characterization is a surprise in comparison to all the stereotyped heroines we get to see.

Songs are not very captivating. Compared to GV Prakash's gifts like Pookkal pookkum tharunam in Madrasapatnam and Aariro song... Vizhigalil oru vaanavil in Deivathirumagal... None of the songs is impressive... But background score is good. Especially that piano composition...

I would say the narrative is actually good. Though the movie has nothing new to offer, it doesn’t disappoint us. It is certainly not as different and spell-bounding as Vijay’s other two films though. May be I am expecting too much!

I really don’t understand why Emy Jackson’s character is imposed into it. Ins spite of a poor characterization, she has done her part well.

Nassar comes across as a calculative and sharp minded Police official. Santhanam has added lighter moments into the film. Saranya Ponvannan, though comes across for a brief time, leaves lasting impression in our heart. They are made to play roles that come naturally to them. And they do justice.

In short, I would say that Thaandavam can be a onetime watch… For actor Vikram and Director Vijay; for the unforgettable movies they have gifted! Also for actor Anoushka; for taking up such an unconventional and deglamorised role!

A 2.5 stars for the film…
It could have been lot better…
Given the better piece of works given by them... 

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