Tamizhukku En Ondrai Azhuthavum Movie ReviewPublished: February 18, 2015
A thriller comes with character succumbing to baffled situations and finally a sigh of relief to walk out of theatres. Undoubtedly, unavoidable formulae that have been passed through the continental films except few exceptions like Zero Dark Thirty et al… But ‘Tamizhukku En Ondrai Azhuthavum’ belongs to a much commercial genre, say for instance, the one on the lines of ‘Cellular’ that was later remade in several Indian versions. This is a film, where you might find the logic missing in few places and yet cannot feel it to be a hurdle. Of course, a film like ‘Cellular’, where an ordinary science teacher (Kim Basinger) looks red hot in black attires with a Porsche car parked outside her bungalow. Ah! The logic strikes aren’t and yet there wasn’t a single question about it. Apparently, TEOA is a time pass flick with some thrilling moments that is based on a different concept that wasn’t explored before.
The film traverses through the day of four unusual characters – a flat promoter (Attakathi Dinesh), an unemployed scientist (Nakul), A call taxi driver (Ethir Neechal Sathish) and a terrorist ready to execute bombing in Chennai (Thuppaki fame Asif). A solar flare created through the sun radiations creates a havoc in mobile network shutting it down for some time. With the young lovers separated, the scientist trying to find solution, a call taxi driver unknowingly carrying the bomb and a terrorist waiting for the signal to click for the bombs to be operated through mobile phones. So many confrontations with situations and unfolds next is quite thrilling one.
To start off, the film has its own treatment of keeping the audiences engaged, but it doesn’t happen at completeness. The first half is filled with unwanted drama that really sends you into the zone of boredom. You don’t tend to get connected with the film. It’s almost an hour for the actual story to commence and you turn restless by then. Thanks to director Ramprakash’s creative stuffs of employing something more with the scientific terms and methods by Nakul. What makes us so excited is the petty thief who accompanies the terrorist to bomb. He turns to be the actual hero in the final sequence, while others have nothing to do with it. In fact, the lead characters – Attakathi Dinesh and Nakul are unaware about the bombing plans. The director should have tried adding them to this conflict, which would have made it more appealing.
Technically, it’s cinematography by Deepak Kumar Padhy that becomes a major highlight as we see Chennai in a different light. The top angle views, though some of them are shot by helicam, they have the best visuals. It’s been a long time, Thaman had come up with a splendiferous background score and just a couple of songs make the screenplay engaging in places. The characterizations like Manobala, the cell company owner, Oorvasi, Tea shop owner and a media person simply filling frame could have been avoided. In the name of humour, they keep irking us.
But overall, Tamizhukku En Ondrai Azhuthavum is a refreshing experience at end, although, there are some unwanted inclusions like too-much of talkative character and director wasting time to establish the actual plot.
Verdict: Different concept and moderate execution.
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