Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Thaana Serndha Koottam

Suriya, Ramya Krishnan, Senthil, Sathyan
Karthik, Keerthy Suresh, Nandha,
Suresh Chandra Menon, Thambi Ramaiah, RJ Balaji
Vignesh Shivn
Dinesh Krishnan
Anirudh Ravichander
A. Sreekar Prasad
Studio Green
Aadnah Arts
Release Date
12 January 2018
2 Hours & 18 Minutes

My Thoughts
Thaana Serndha Koottam is Vignesh Shivn’s second directorial venture after the much loved and appreciated Naanum Rowdy Thaan. Apart from this, there are multiple other reasons why there were lots of expectations and hype around the film:
·         The full-of-life sodakku mela song
·         Interesting trailer which was sprinkled with clap-worthy dialogs
·         Suriya’s different avatar (read not as the angry and mostly shouting Duraisingam from the Singam brand wagon)
·         Senthil’s re-entry into the movies after a long break
·         Star value – Remya Krishnan and Karthik among many others
·         Storyline inspired by the Akshay Kumar starrer Hindi movie named Special 26 which was also much appreciated. In fact, Special 26 was inspired by the 1987 Opera House heist in Mumbai.
And the list just goes on…

However, what makes Thaana Serndha Koottam a blockbuster is the way in which the director has narrated the story and how he has reached out to the audiences with the simple/funny yet impactful as well as relevant dialogs. The characters’ graph and the back stories, ROFL moments as well as dialogs that evokes claps, crisp editing, picture perfect cinematography, brilliant and energetic background music further add to the all-round entertainer.

It was a delight to watch Suriya onscreen as Iniyan. As the name means, he was sweet and brilliant. He owns the screen inch by inch and carries the weight of the film without a tinge of hesitation. Remya Krishnan as the double faced angry-young woman named Azhagu Meena aka Jansi Rani was extraordinary. It was also a pleasure to watch veteran actors like Karthik and Senthil. Suresh Menon as the greedy officer Uttaman was apt. However, since his dubbing was done by director Gautham Vasudev Menon, it was impossible to reminisce the villains of kakka Kakka, Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu and so on.

The movie would have been worth 5/5 rating if the following two clichés were avoided:
·         The hero is the only physically fit man in the gang. All others are comedians or weak. I mean didn’t Thani Oruvan have a strong battalion? Isn’t that possible? Or do the heroes still fear that the supporting actors could overshadow them? Or should the screenplay writer should be blamed?
·         Is it mandatory that the hero (who is in a mission) has to fall in love within few minutes from the start of the movie? Should the heroin be used only for songs and some random out of context scenes?
But, these are minor hiccups which could be overlooked. After all, Thaana Serndha Koottam is a mass entertainer.

So, this festive season, take your family along and go for Thaana Serndha Koottam.
Because it is a feel good film with a social relevant storyline which also offers tons of rib tickling moments.

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