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Thanga Magan (U)

Duration

2 hrs 38 mins

13  Audience Reviews

137 Ratings

Release Date

18 Dec 2015
Critics Reviews Audience Reviews Updated: January 04, 2016 01:06 PM IST

Dhanush's Thanga Magan has released today in many theatres all over the world. Since the movie houses the team that was responsible in dishing out a superhit flick in Velaiyilla Pattathari (VIP), Thanga Magan's expectation meter was high right from the beginning.

Dhanush can now effectively carry an entire film on his shoulders and he does that yet again. Thanga Magan depends on its hero and he comes up with a glittering performance. Samantha, apart from her voice which might irritate a few, complements Dhanush's act in a near perfect way.

The London based girl Amy Jackson, looks detached from the entire movie, apart from a few scenes.

Overall View: Thanga Magan, though not as impressive as Velaiyilla Pattathari, manages to make you laugh and weep. It also most definitely, entertains you.

Two heroines, two phases of life - the instinctive prediction is that it is a typical romantic saga. However, '''Thangamagan''' is not the ordinary rigmarole. Velraj is a director-turned-cinematographer who created a revolution in his debut directorial.

The first forty minutes are spent in fun and romance. Amy and Dhanush share a juvenile, lively chemistry; their rapture is one that captures the spark and energy of first love. The point where it touches you strongly emotionally is their breakup.

Verdict: A little something for every audience

Thanga Magan offers rollicking fun in its simplistic, chocolate-box romance portions though its modus operandi appears plain and unequivocal in the way the familial relations are staged, especially in the second half.

The second half is where the film falls flat thanks to the middling writing. Velraj tackles a bevy of borderline-melodrama moments in the latter chapter with his competent supporting cast that bails the boredom out and keeps the audience invested, but only to an extent.

As for the background score, Anirudh leaves his imprint as usual and keeps the DnA reputation intact.

Director Velraj delivers a clean film with textured characters and poignant moments. Thangamagan is Dhanush's best film since Velai Illa Pattadhari as it has more of a story as well as greater coherence and emotion than his last two films-Anegan and Maari.

Thangamagan rests completely on Dhanush’s shoulders and he carries it to the winning post with his herculean talent. He turns on the charm in full heartthrob mode. He’s pitch-perfect as the ideal son, lover and husband.

Despite these small flaws, we recommend that you see Thangamagan.

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