Thoongaavanam (Thoongaa Vanam) has released all over the world today. Continue reading our movie review to know what exactly does this Kamal Haasan starrer has to offer.
Thoongaavanam (Thoongaa Vanam) Plot:
Adapted from the French flick, Sleepless Night,
Thoongaavanam has the same plot as that of the original
with minute changes in order to suit the Indian audiences.
Kamal Haasan works for the NCB and is quite popular among his
contemporaries. His life takes a U-turn when he lands himself in
the soup while handling a bag full of hard drugs.
As a consequence, a drug dealer kidnaps Kamal's son. While Kamal
tries to retrieve his only kid, he faces yet another
Without solving the newly emerged problem, he will not be able
to get his son back. How Kamal untangles various difficult knots in
order to save his son forms the rest of the story.
Kamal Haasan delivers what is expected from him. But stars like
Prakash Raj, Kishore and Sampath have shone throughout by coming up
with believable performances.
Special mention goes to Trisha, for the actress after taking up
a challenging role has delivered the goods. Rest of the cast
including Asha Sarath have done their respective roles quite
Cinematography by Sanu Varghese stands out throughout the movie,
for each and every frame looks sharp and sleek. Shan Mohammed has
come up with some sharp cuts that keeps the audience hooked to this
Screenplay by Kamal Haasan will keep you guessing throughout
which has worked like a spell for this particular movie. Watch out
for the pre-climax portions.
Special mention goes to music director Ghibran who has come up
with a brilliant background score which adds value to the film.
Apart from the movie being slow at times, Thoongaavanam is
a technical marvel.
Without any songs and romantic sequences, Thoongaavanam
is not your regular Tamil film. After all, who else other than
Kamal Haasan can make a Kollywood flick look truly
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Thoongaavanam is director Rajesh M Selva's debut movie.
He was working under Kamal Haasan as his assistant director prior
to this movie. He has also done small roles in films like
Viswaroopam and Uttama Villain.
Thoongaavanam is Malayali actress Asha Sharath's second
Tamil film. She was earlier seen in Kamal Haasan's
Papanasam which marked her Kollywood debut. She has acted
as Kamal's ex-wife in this film.
Trisha has bagged a meaty role in this Kamal Haasan starrer. She
plays a cop and has participated in a fight sequence involving
Kamal Haasan in the movie.
Madhu Shalini has a small role to play in this movie. The
actress, who is popular in the Telugu film industry, made her Tamil
debut in Bala's Avan Ivan.
Kamal Haasan's constant strive to produce good films is very
much evident here. The actor, along with his team, has fabricated a
high quality action thriller which is new to Tamil cinema.
Prakash Raj has done a good job, playing the role of a drug
lord. This is his third collaboration with Kamal Haasan after
Vasool Raja MBBS and Vettaiyaadu
Kishore yet again proves that he is one of the most
talentedcharacter actors going around at the moment.
Hopefully, Kollywood utilizes his talent to the fullest. He has
done a terrific job in this film.
Dialogues for the Tamil version of this flick was penned by
writer Suka. The dialogues are crisp which suits well for a film
like Thoongaavanam. Abburi Ravi has written the dialogues
for the Telugu version.
Principle photography began with a schedule at the Ramoji Film
City in Hyderabad. The filming was completed in 38 days by August
Box Office Success?
Though Thoongaavanam will face a tough competition from
Vedalam, especially at the B and C centres, the film will
do well at the box office, for it has enough in it to become a