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Thoondil - Review

By: By: Settu Shankar
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KS Adhiyaman once again returned to Tamil Cinema with a husband-wife-child sentiment story but with a poor screenplay. His Thoondil is a family thriller set in the backdrop of beautiful London locations, with an ex-lover girl of the hero waiting for a revenge for his betrayal.

There is nothing new in the story which looks like old wine in a new designer (London) bottle. Divya (Former Kuthu Ramya) is an upcoming model in London, who meets Sriram (Shaam) an IT professional and later falls in love with him. Divya has a big dream to become the number one international model, but one of her client put forth a condition that she must give up her love affair with Sriram to become as she wished. But Divya refuses the idea and tries to be loyal to her love. But later, Sriram ditches her royally and the reason he wants her to make it

big as a top model! Divya does achieve her dream and becomes a top model. Unable to forget the betrayal of her ex-lover, she owes to take a revenge on him and destroys the happiness of his family and his wife Anjali (Sandhya). She helps Anjali indirectly to become a mother by donating her ovary eggs and later when Anjalai delivers a female baby she kidnaps the child. How the couple recovers their child from Divya is the climax of the film.

No doubt, it is a cliched story with unimaginative and amateurish scenes and dialogues. The presentation is old fashioned and the dialogues are too childish. They often use the word Mutta Dhanam, which really irritates the viewers. But the director tries to maintain the suspense in few parts of the story. Also he has tried to expose Divya at the maximum level in the beach scenes, which makes the family audience to stay away from the film.

Shaam as Sriram has performed his best, especially his portion with mischievous Divya. Sandhya as a housewife with the dreams of getting a new child has performed well. But in her post interval segment, the actress has fail to make an impact. In fact, her performance like an amateur artist irritates in few scenes. Divya's seductive looks and bold performance saves the film and make the viewers to watch it for a while.

Vivek's comedy makes a reverse effect in this film. Particularly, in a scene, where he mimics the superstar forced the viewers to curse the comedian with abusive words. Actors like Vivek must avoid copying the legends like Rajini or MGR.

T Kaviyarasu's camera work is fine and the music score of debutant Abhishek is passable.

Verdict: Average

Cast: Shaam, Sandhya, Divya, Revathy and Vivek

Music: Abhishek Rai

Producers: M.Thillainathan, S.Rajkumar

Director: K.S.Adhiyaman

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