Thani Oruvan Tamil Movie ReviewFeature Film | U | Action, Drama
Thani Oruvan is one of the best Tamil films to come out this year. It breaks narration cliches, trashes character stereotypes and much more with great writing by Jayam Raja and Subha. Jayam Raja, best known for his remakes, comes off with a big surprise this time with an original film and the amount of storytelling effort he has invested in the film is evidently stupefying.
Mithran (Jayam Ravi) is a passionate IPS officer who is always enthusiastic about doing something good for the country. He is supported by four like-minded IPS officers in the training academy. When innumerable small crimes lead Mithran to a bunch of organized crimes, he starts choosing his enemies and gets determined to trap them by the neck. When all the enemies lead to Siddharth Abimanyu (Arvind Swamy), the headman of organized crimes he was waiting to hunt down, he fixes him as his enemy and the rest forms an engaging battle between the hero and the villain.
Thani Oruvan is not a regular good vs. evil film that you have been witnessing in Tamil screen. The package is splendidly presented with an astute narration which caters to the local sensibilities of audiences. The only dragging place is the pre-climax portions, but it has been justified with a gratifying climax sequence where you will see Arvind Swami's beast act.
Both Jayam Ravi and Arvind Swami are good. They try to outperform each other in the film. Arvind Swami delivers a sterling performance as Siddharth Abimanyu, a greedy businessman and scholar, who goes to any end to fulfill his dreams. Almost, all the characters are perfectly utilized, save alone Harish Uthaman and Ganesh Venkatraman, who are slightly underused. Thambi Ramaiah's jokes tickle the funny bone at regular intervals. The dialogues of Subha and Raja evoke several clap-worthy moments in the theatre. Nayanthara is good as always at a time when all she is repeatedly being offered emoticon roles.
Thani Oruvan is one of the best films of the year so far. We hope Jayam Raja keeps up doing the good job of writing original scripts henceforth.
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