Thozha Movie ReviewPublished: March 25, 2016
Director: Vamsi Paidipally
Cast: Nagarjuna, Karthi, Tamannaah, Prakash Raj
With the name itself giving shivers down the spine, Thozha, the official remake of the French comedy-drama ‘The Intouchables’ was directed by Vamsi and he has perfectly adapted the movie to suit the Tamil nativity while perfectly retaining the soul of the flick. Karthi and Nagarjuna, the film’s leads have perfectly done justice to their roles and this movie can definitely be marked as a perfect sweep for the Paruthiveeran hero.
The film opens with a commonly seen scene where Seenu (Karthi), a petty thief comes out of jail on parole with the help of his lawyer friend (Vivek). Being disowned by his mother (Jayasudha) who works as a clerk in the railways he was in dire need of a job so that he could get out of jail permanently by portraying his good deeds. For him money is everything and that was the reason for his mother disowning him as she felt that he might spoil his siblings as well.
In the meantime Vikramadithya (Nagarjuna), a quadriplegic billionaire, who is paralysed below the neck was looking out for a caretaker and had dismissed a dozen interviews before being finally bowled over by Seenu. Seenu too accepts the job after initial reluctance seeing the stunning house and secretary of Vikramadhitya. He also has a charming secretary Keerthi (Tamannah) and a legal advisor (Prakash Raj) who takes care of him as a best friend. He tames the role of a person who hates people looking at him with sympathy and he has done justice to the role at every scene.
The rest of the story is about how the duo, over a period of time bond over and solve each other’s problems.
Everyone have done justice to their roles and the technical department plays a major role in making this film a pleasure to watch. Gopi Sundar’s background score goes well with the mood of the film, but the songs seem to be average.
P.S.Vinod’s cinematography is top notch and of international standards, especially during the vibrant Paris episode. Although Praveen’s editing is faultless, the movie is little lengthy and he could have trimmed certain portions. All these vibrant features push it into the list of movies that should be watched at-least once.
Verdict: A perfect blend that should never be left unattended.