Untitled Document
Sign Up | Login    
Dynamic website and Portals
Home >> Movie Home >> Reviews >> Thandavam
Movie Review
Rating :
Hero :
Heroine :
Anushka Shetty
Other Cast :
Jagapathy Babu, Amy Jackson
Director :
A L Vijay
Music Director :
G V Prakash Kumar
Producer :
Ronnie Screwwala, Sidharth Roy Kapoor
Release Date :
For an audience used to flashy dialogues, larger than life heroes and local masala, delivering a spy thriller with engaging pace and emotional value is difficult. Thandavam however makes a cakewalk in the aforementioned nuances. A L Vijay had said in an interview that he narrated the script to Vikram but since he was not convinced, he reworked on it. If this is a fact, then I should say that Vijay has tweaked it really well.

Technically, Thaandavam is one of the best films to have emerged out of Kollywood in a long time. Add to that some peppy melodies from GV Prakash and comedy that goes with the narration makes it entertaining.
The film is set in London, with Thanjavur and New Delhi coming only in flashbacks. It starts in London on a violent note on January 1, 2011. Within a few minutes we are transported to the same place, but one year later. Here we meet Kenny (Vikram), a blind man. Pianist in a church in London by day, Kenny is a man on a mission by night! In due course of his mission, he meets Sathyan (Santhanam), a cab driver and Sarah (Amy Jackson), an aspiring beauty queen. Situations and circumstances bring these three in constant contact with Veerakatthi (Nassar), a police officer in London. Also part of all these incidents is a mystery woman (Lakshmi Rai).

Infusing a credible premise with honesty, and peppering the film with tender moments, director Vijay creates an engaging drama that you're happy to emotionally invest in. It is Vikram and him alone who diverts your attention from the film's little logical script flaws and spellbinds you with an endearing act that is Thaandavam's biggest strength. Exuding menace with his expressive eyes and body language and the tiniest of tics to make flesh-and-blood characters out of Sivakumar IPS and Kenny the blind man seeking revenge, Vikram is simply terrific. Vijay with the help of Daniel Kish, an echolocation expert has made Vikram’s blind assassin role credible and awesome.

Director has beautifully captured how the newly weds are nervous around each other.The scenes where Vikram tries desperately to impress Anushka have come up well on-screen. Sandhanam has done a good job, if only had he been throughout it’d have been humorous all along. The team has done its homework as not to miss out bits and pieces of minor logistics on how a blind man can survive.

Manohar Varma, who has choreographed the action sequences, and Daniel Kish himself, who provided the inspiration for the film, are the ones who deserve genuine kudos. The movie has its own ups and downs, but watch it for good entertainment.
Home | Opinion | Sports | Business | Education | Health | Life & Style| Entertainment | Science &Technology | Art & Culture | Terms of Use |
© bangalorewaves. All rights reserved. Developed And Managed by Rishi Systems P. Limited