Movie: Ivan Thanthiran
Direction: R Kannan
Cast: Gautham Karthik, Shraddha Srinath, RJ Balaji
Music: S Thaman
Cinematographer: Prasanna Kumar
Editor: Selva RK
Genre: Comedy, Action
What is it about: It’s about a young lad who crosses his path with one of the powerful personality, who scams in the name of college admissions and the politics surrounding it. What happens during this process forms the crux of the story directed by R. Kannan.
Why it’s disappointing: It does compromises on few minor commercial elements, and its romantic track kind of feels little forced. They could have infused that factor effortlessly in a different manner. But the director took the usual route. Apart from that, there was nothing that grave, which affects this film.
What to watch out for: It has a strong premise and director Kannan, made sure to make the best of it. All the commercial cards were played right with good amount of entertainment guaranteed with humour. And the comedy was tastefully done, was not forced. This actually gave the film a genuine flow without hindrance. The emotions involving the students were skilfully handled respective to the situations in the film. When it required an emotional aspect, it does the job and when it conveys it with humour you can’t stop laughing, as you can relate to the system which we all went through during our days of admissions in college.
Gautham Karthik, must be really happy and lucky to have two films back to back, appreciated. He did a good job and fit the attire decently.
RJ Balaji, he becomes a breathing factor of the film, who cracks endlessly tickling your funny bone.
Shraddha Srinath’s talent wasn’t explored much in this film, but she does her job with diligence.
Super Subbarayan, was a surprise package and brought a good amount villainism to the screen.
Cinematography by Prasanna Kumar was neat and the VFX supporting was neatly done. The editing by Selva was sharp. Music by Thaman was good and the background score was a racy one.
Verdict: Kannan, shifted the focus from comedy-thrillers to drama-thriller, and it pretty much worked out for him. It had a potential cast playing out the characters well, making this a commendable watch. Definitely worth a watch.