Cast: Vishal, Prasanna, Vinay, Anu Emmanuel, Andrea Jeremiah, Simran
Music: Arrol Corelli
Cinematographer: Karthik Venkatraman
Genre: Thriller, Action
What is it about: It’s a detective action thriller, which revolves around a mysterious death, investigated by Kaniyan Poongundran (Vishal). What happens during this investigation and how it unfolds forms the crux of the story directed by Mysskin.
Why it’s disappointing: Except for the pace in the second half, I wouldn’t complaint anything else in the film.
What to watch out for: Mysskin is known for his distinctive style of filmmaking which in fact his signature style. And most definitely this one is no exception. The film poses a heavy influence of “Sherlock Holmes” series, and pretty much the film from Hollywood brothers. But it was derived well with a great style. The film had a neat balance in keeping the Tamil audience in mind and altering the character to it. So was the story which was spun well with apt ingredients spicing up the screenplay which manages to indulge the audience in the case. It was decorated with a potential ensemble of cast.
Vishal, I would say didn’t exactly fit the bill, but he managed to nudge the obstacle and gave a commendable performance. And made sure to justify the character.
Prasanna, was a great and commendable side kick, who did a great job. Andrea was good and did a strong one. And then Anu Emmanuel, who definitely scores the girl next door and did a neat job.
The surprise package was yesteryear actor Bhagyaraj, who looked very different and did a great job. And the of course Vinay, who was eccentric and fit the bill perfectly.
The film had a very strong technical team, which became the back bone of the film. Cinematography by Karthik Venkatraman was crisp and gave an amazing tone and look to the film. And it was precisely edited. The music by Arrol Corelli was haunting and the background score was a gripping one. The sound design and mix was perfect and enveloped a crunching experience.
Thupparivaalan’s action was quite a high point and was choreographed well. It was racy natural and agile with no slow-motion sequences.
Verdict: Mysskin, once again does it in his style which may sound and appear to be eccentric but the touch stands out. His narration is quite strong and he paces it quite well which may get tiring at times, but he makes it up. Definitely worth a watch, and do catch it at a well-equipped cinema.