Suttu Pidikka Utharavu Tamil Movie Review

Jun 16, 2019 By Baranidharan Sivasankaran

Ramprakash Rayappa, the director who showed some promise with his debut, "Tamizhukku Enn Ondrai Azhuthavum" four years back has once again come up with "Suttu Pidikka Utharavu," a thriller which is in line with his debut film. This is yet another contemporary attempt at a "smart thriller" that has a short duration without songs or major celebrities or masala punchlines. All that was attempted was a racy screenplay with applaudable moments. Was the director successful in his attempt?

The story takes place in a single day with cops chasing a bunch of burglars who manage to wipe-up a bank in broad daylight. Ibrahim (Mysskin), the police commissioner gets overpowered by the men who escape from the situation. On a parallel track, there is this gang of terrorists who plan to plant a car explosive at a crowded place in the city. These two tracks converge at a point for a touted pulpy thriller.

As a story, it appears as juicy as the freshly harvested Alphonsa mango. However, when it came to screenplay and craft, it was a huge letdown. The director, even after a couple of movies under his kitty, has not withered off his amateur's skin! Scenes appeared to be staged so hurriedly that it wasn't sold convincingly to the audience.

Also, there were strenuously tucked in tracks like the one with Athulya Ravi and Mahima. Both seemed extremely out of place and stupid. These blatant scenes were overpowered by a bunch of dumb men who were cast as terrorists. As usual, those people were depicted to be from the North speaking Tamil with a heavy accent.

The screenplay had too many loose ends, and after a point, one fails to connect with the proceedings as it becomes too tedious to sustain. The performances were average, technicalities weren't up to the standards, and the background score was an average fair.

The saving grace was Sussenthiran, who has made quite a convincing acting debut. Also, the twist in the climax was pretty compelling, but by the time the damage was already done! There were also some nifty lines that take a sly potshot at the current political scenario like the line "Ibrahim, you'll be transferred to Gujarat."

The movie had very little going for it in terms of a convincing narrative. Had there been an engaging screenplay without any loose ends along with a superior craft and performance, it could have crossed the finishing line! For now, I can only feel sorry for the directors turned actors, Mysskin, and Sussenthiran!

Suttu Pidikka Utharavu has an interesting story that was spoilt with amateurish screenplay and craft!
Rating: 4 / 10
Baranidharan Sivasankaran