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Thirumagan - A sure winner

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By: Shankar
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
It seems very much pleasurable that young directors could be explores the villages often, where one can find the real heart beat of the humanity. Thirumagan is another film with sensational story with the flavour of the soil after Paruthi Veeran. Rathna Kumar, the writer of Kizhakku Seemaiyile and Karuthamma has made his debut sensibly and completely changed the playboy image of S.J.Suryah. The story starts in a remote 'karisal kaadu' near Theni. Thangapandi (Suryah) is the only son of Malaisamy (Vijayakumar), who had once enjoyed huge wealth and power in that village. He is the man of honest and humanity, which earns the admiration of the Villagers.

Thangapandi, a carefree youth, falls in love with Mayyakka (Meera Jasmine), a poor woman, who earns her livelihood by selling pots. But his mother and sister had plans to marry Raasaathi (Preethi Varma) a close relative (Murai Penn) of Thangapandi. Meanwhile, Maina (Malavika), a local sexy folk girl also runs around romancing him. But Thangapandi gets acquainted with Mayakka and decided to marry her. Without the knowledge of this, Malaisamy gave word to his friend Sivalingam (Radha Ravi), that he would arrange for the marriage of later's physically handicapped daughter Vairam (Lakshana) with his son Thangapandi. He gave that promise on the basis of his strong belief on Thangapandi. Malaisamy told that his son is like a Raman in keeping his father's words. But things are completely gone against his wishes.

Thangapandi's mother and sister compelled him to give away his love with Mayakka and marry Preethi Varma. His father Malaisamed wished him to marry Vairam. But Thangapandi convinced his father Malaisamy and got his blessings too for his love. But on the very next morning people find his dead body in the temple. He had left the world with the worries of not keeping his words to his friend Sivalingam. Later only Thangapandi came to know about his father's belief on him. Immeadiately Thangapandi took a sensational decision on his marriage with the help of Mayakka. That gives a new dimention to the film also.

For S.J.Suryah, this movie is a milestone in his career. He is sincerely made this attempt to change his playboy image. His voice is the only irritation, but that too not hurts the viewer. In the climax, Surya proved his potentials like an established actor. One can easily lose their hearts in the scenes of his romance with Meera Jasmine. It is not an exaggeration to say that S.J.Surya is not acting, but live as a character of Thangapandi. Kudos to S.J.Surya, who was handled the major part of the direction (according to the Producer's version) too, with right mix of action, romance, and sentiment with other 'necessary' commercial ingredients. Meera Jasmine... What a brilliant actress she is! Her elegant look and excellent performance forced us to forget some minuses of the film too!

The romance between Suryah and Meera creates some chemistry even in the viewers mind. Raadha Ravi and Vijaya Kumar played the vital role in this story. Both were exposed their talents in dignified and most emphatic way. Illavarasu, Manivannan and Charlie are also contributes meaningfully. On female part, there is nothing to say about Malavika. The motive behind her inclusion is very clear and she is also fulfilled the things what the director and the fans expects from her.

Preethi Varma (one of the latest sensation in media), Lakshana also done their part well. There are few minuses also irritates the viewer. One such is the double meaning dialogue in the initial scenes. It is a surprise that nobody in the village hasn't seen the open-air romance of Suryah and Meera. But those are at tolerable level. Venu's brilliant camera work is pleasing the spectator's eyes.

And Deva's music... The title theme music is sensational and it helps pull the viewers attention seriously in to the story. The intro song of S.J.Surya is noteworthy. The lyrics of Vairamuthu for this song are meaningful. Though the tune is very popular one of Illayaraja, the lyric 'Poranthathu Pasumponnu... Ithu Veeramulla Tamil Mannu...' makes one to listen and picturisation is enchanting. The other one completely reminds us the lilting hit of Raaja 'Karutha Machan...' of 'Puthu Nellu Puthu Nathu', including the BGM. At the end of the movie, we could see the people came out sensationally with wet eyes. This is the evidence of the film's emphatic victory.

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