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Tharangam Movie Review: A Unique Comical Thriller!

By Akhila Menon
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    Tharangam is the crime-comedy movie which features Tovino Thomas in the lead role. Newcomer Dominic Arun has directed the movie and co-written it, along with Anil Narayanan. Tharangam is directed by actor Dhanush, for Wunderbar Films.

    Tharangam Plot

    Padmanabhan aka Pappan and Joy are two policemen, who work together. They are forced to join an unauthorized mission, by their superior officer. But, both of them get suspended from the police force, after an unfortunate incident. How Pappan and Joy get out of the situation, and what happens in their lives, thickens the plot of Tharangam.

    Cast & Crew

    Tovino Thomas As Padmanabhan

    Tovino Thomas, who appears as Padmanabhan aka Pappu, has played his role to near perfection. The actor especially scores in the comical sequences, with his exceptional performance.

    Script & Direction: Dominic Arun

    Dominic Arun has made a decent debut, by presenting a different comical thriller. As the director mentioned earlier, the Tharangam has taken inspiration from the vintage Priyadarshan films, especially in climax. The way fantasy elements are used in the movie deserves appreciation.

    When it comes to the script, Dominic Arun and co-writer Anil Narayanan have done a good job. Even though the movie has all the elements to be a perfect crime-comedy, it lacks clarity at certain points. But in total, the duo has succeeded in making the movie an extremely fresh and unique experience.

    Santhy Balachandran As Malu

    Santhy Balachandran makes a great debut, by playing Pappan's love interest Malu, in the movie. Even though her role is minimal, she has succeeded in impressing with some good acting moments.

    Balu Varghese As Joy

    Balu Varghese has delivered a fantastic performance as Joy, Pappan's close friend and colleague. The actor once again proves his mettle in handling comical roles, in the movie.

    Neha Iyer As Omana Varghese

    Actress-model Neha Iyer has made a grand debut, by playing the antagonist Omana Varghese. She had delivered a brilliant performance as the authoritative Omana.

    Unni Mukundan As Raghu

    Unni Mukundan has made an extended cameo in the movie, by essaying the role of Raghu. Even though it was a short appearance, the actor has succeeded in making a mark with his performance.

    Supporting Cast

    The entire supporting cast, including Manoj K Jayan, Shammi Thilakan, Vijayaraghavan, Saiju Kurup, Dileesh Pothan, Sijoy Varghese, etc., have essayed their respective roles to near perfection.

    Cinematography: Deepak D Menon

    Deepak D Menon, the cinematographer has made a mark with his exceptional visualization, in the movie. The different colour patterns and lighting used in the cinematography deserve a special mention.

    Editing: Sreenath S

    Editor Sreenath S has done a pretty neat job, by making the movie an engaging watch.

    Music: Ashwin Renju

    Music by newcomer Ashwin Renju is one of the major highlights. While the background score creates the perfect mood for the movie, songs are also equally impressive.


    A totally fresh and unique comical thriller, which will definitely satisfy the audiences who don't mind trying something different.


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