Thani Oruvan had its world premiere last night and the movie is releasing today here in India. So what does this psychological thriller has to offer? Continue reading our movie review to know.
Thani Oruvan Plot:
The movie deals with a basic concept of good vs evil which has
been narrated in a unique style. Jayam Ravi plays an upright IPS officer
whose priority is to safeguard the serenity of his town.
On the other hand Arvind Swamy has played the baddie who
deceives others with his charming looks, subsequently making them
fall into his trap.
A game of cat and mouse ensues between Jayam Ravi and Arvind
Swamy after the latter's menace reaches an unbearable height. But
this battle is more of a psychological clash which makes this film
All the lead actors including Mugdha Godse have delivered the
goods. Arvind Swamy's body language is something that you may find
interesting throughout the film and his dialogue delivery is an
Special mention goes to Nayantara, for she deserves it. The talented
actress has yet again proved her worth with her subtle and clever
Supporting cast of Ganesh Venkatraman, Harish Uthaman and
Sricharan have played their respective part in an efficient manner
while Vamsi Krishna looks way too rigid for one's liking.
Kudos to the director for assembling a near perfect cast with
Thambi Ramaiah being the only exception as his role is a slight
mismatch in a movie like Thani Oruvan.
Thani Oruvan is a technically strong film. Intriguing
screenplay backed by engaging background score forms a lethal
combination. Both first as well as second halves are fresh and
manages to keep you hooked.
Ramji's cinematography adds stability and also enhances the
overall feel of the film. Colors too have been used brilliantly as
the team has managed to give us a feeling that they sure know where
to draw the line in order to make the pictures look sleek and truly
While Gopikrishna's cuts are sharp enough, he could've perhaps
shortened the overall length of the film as 2 hours and 38 minutes
is slightly on the longer side for a thriller.
Thani Oruvan is a classified thriller which is new to
Tamil cinema. The whole team deserves a pat on their back for
pulling off a new age cinema while keeping all the commercial
Check out the slides below to know more about Thani
Oruvan with interesting stills:
Director Raja in one of his interviews had revealed that Jayam
Ravi's character in Thani Oruvan was designed after he was
inspired by one of his real life friend.
Jayam Ravi turned toward his friends working in the police
department and also underwent special training involving weapons to
get the nuances of his character right, according to a
Principle shooting began in late 2013 at Binny Mills in Chennai
where some romantic sequences involving the lead pair was
The team then shot at different locations like Bangalore (police
training college), Rishikesh, Dehradun, Hyderabad and
Arya Vs Arvind Swamy
It was earlier speculated that the team of Thani Oruvan
are keen on roping in either Arya or Arvind Swamy to play the
film's lead antagonist. Later it was officially confirmed that the
role was bagged by the Bombay actor.
The veteran actor who is very selective about his roles has
delivered a powerful yet stylish performance. Jayam Ravi had
admitted that it was difficult matching up to his standards on the
The chassy actress has been given a role of depth and she has
once again shone throughout the film. It was earlier said that
Jayam Ravi admired her work while shooting for the film.
Mugdha Godse of Fashion fame has made her Tamil debut through
Thani Oruvan and has played the role of an international
'Hiphop Tamizha' Aadhi
Aadhi has scored a peppy background music and his songs have
added value to this flick. The young musician looks promising and
has a long way to go in Kollywood.
M Raja's Original Script
This is M Raja's original script (Velayudham was
inspired by Telugu film Azad) and the director scores big in his
first attempt of penning a story.
Before the release of the movie, M Raja had revealed that
Thani Oruvan is an experimental script as the way this
film has been narrated is new to Tamil audience.
Dialogues Score Big
Almost all dialogues have worked like a charm in this film. It
is jointly written by M Raja and Subha, according to a
Biggest Release For Jayam Ravi
Thani Oruvan is the biggest release for Jayam Ravi as
far as the number of screen count is concerned. The movie had its
world premiere in Dubai and has released in the USA at many
AGS Entertainment is known for producing quality films and
Thani Oruvan is definitely one such cinema the production
unit can be proud of.
Box Office Success
Going by the reviews Thani Oruvan has managed to garner
so far, it should eventually taste success at the box office. Stay
tuned for official numbers.