Movie: Kuttrame Thandanai
Cast: Vidharth, Pooja Devariya, Aishwarya Rajesh
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
What is it about: It’s a crime suspense thriller which dwells on the mysterious murder of a resident in a community. The investigation and suspects in the murder case form the crux of the story directed by Manikandan.
Why it’s disappointing: This can rest for this film.
What to watch out for: This will be second outing for the director Manikandan after the critically acclaimed “Kaaka Muttai”. And this explores a different venue than the previous one. Manikandan gave a simple and straight forward approach to this suspense thriller with no compromises.
This film is an example that if content can speak for itself then you don’t require the clichés to be appreciated. The film has a solid notion on suspense, and takes you through a calm investigation which ponders the nuances of the genre. At a point you break the obvious code, but the director manages to keep you in knots for some time.
The cast was well picked, the lead by Vidharth was a commendable one which was perfectly supported by Pooja Devariya, and she fits the native aptly. Aishwarya Rajesh has a very short stint but she does that in a breeze. Rahman was good and so was Guru Somasundaram, who got a huge applause from the audience after his stupendous “Joker”.
The film had a great tone set by cinematographer Manikandan, who doubles up his job. And gave a neat cinematography with a swift editing by Anucharan.
The music and background score by Ilayaraja was great and had set a great mood for the film.
Verdict: Manikandan does it again with a different genre, which he handled with finesse and presented an honest thriller with no commercial compromises. It may not be impressive but does the job with no qualms. Definitely worth a watch.