A perfect thriller with its heart in the right place
| Haricharan Pudipeddi
Sathurangam was supposed to release five years ago but finally saw the light on Oct 7th, 2011. Nobody knew what the reason behind its delay in release was. However, in spite of its long delay in release, Sathurangam manages to impress one and all, from start to finish. Director Karu Pazhaniappan, known for previous hits such as Parthipan Kannavu and Mandira Punnagai, weaves together yet another hard-hitting film with conviction.
The story revolves around Thiru, an investigative journalist in a Tamil weekly, who loves going an extra mile to bring to paper the wrongdoings of evil men. In such an effort, he deliberately commits a crime and lands in prison in an effort to bring to light corrupt officials and the darker side of life in prison. Later, he runs into Indu, a college girl and falls head over heels with her. Unfortunately, Indu gets kidnapped one fine day and Thiru gets an anonymous call, where the caller claims to be in possession of Indu. What follows is the cat and mouse game to locate the whereabouts of Indu.
Srikanth's last best performance was in 'Parthipan Kannavu', also directed few years ago by the same director. The director-actor duo team up once again to bring forth a film that is worth seeing and talking about. Unlike his previous film, Srikanth here puts forth some serious acting that is worth looking forward to. He doesn't paint his usual crappy lover boy character instead for a difference delivers a power packed role like never before. Sonia Agarwal, five years ago was a known actress but not anymore. Therefore, nobody really bothered about her. She came in few scenes, people accepted her and then she disappears and people forgot her. There wasn't anything special about her in the film that you may like to remember for a while.
Dialogues aptly suit the film but in real felt a little too old-fashioned. The reason may be the film should've release five years but apparently released now, which seemed little too late. Vidyasagar's music may not be a blessing to the film, but definitely not a curse.
Critic: Haricharan Pudipeddi
3.5 out of 5 (Very Good)
WHAT THE RATINGS MEAN:
0.0 - 1.4 : Poor
1.5 - 1.7: Poor, A Few Good Parts
1.8 - 2.3: Average
2.4 - 2.9: Fairly Good
3.0 - 3.4: Good
3.5 - 5.0: Very Good