First of all, 'Thanaha' is crammed with trite humour situations. With no novelty in them, next package comes in the form of twists. Albeit the genre of comedy thriller is vindicated on paper, the film meets a new low on screen. Directed by Prakash Kunjhan Moorayil, it has script by Selvaraj Kulakandathil. We have a number of comedians in it but the punchline is not sufficient to enthral us.
Roy (Tito Wilson) and Vishnu (Abhilash Nandakumar) are two young policemen, who find pleasure in jovial matters than in their duty. On their way to court from Thrissur jail, a remanded thief named Parappara James (Sreejith Ravi) gives them the slip. Apparently, the two policemen lose their jobs. Meanwhile, the higher officials promise them to give back their jobs, provided they should nab James.
The two youths start their search for the thief but during their search, they got entangled in the murder of an old couple along with James. How do they solve the crime forms the crux of the story. Suresh Krishna appears as Chennaya Sugunan to offer harmful effects in the tale. Sruthy Bala's Elizabeth and Irshad's Kartha also have importance.
'Thanaha' starts off in a comic milieu and then lurches off to thriller mode. With the accompaniment of stale humour, the whole affair feels stilted and artificial. It's so shoddily made comedy thriller that badly loses its way. In the absence of genuine humour, the movie fails to raise any laughs. The unpleasant factor is that such an ensemble cast has not been adequately exploited in the film.
A certain clumsy lameness permeates every aspect of the film post the first half albeit it proceeds to the vital part of the tale. Dual meaning jokes find entry into the dialogues and it shows the desperation from the part of the director to do something inevitable to create hilarious moments. With nothing noteworthy in the technical areas, the background score by Bijibal provides some respite.
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