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Thoongaavanam Movie Review & Rating: A No-Nonsense Action Thriller!

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    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 crisis.

    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 efficiently.


    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 thriller.

    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.

    Overall View:

    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 international?

    Check out the slides below to know more about this flick and for some interesting stills:

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    Director's Debut

    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.

    Asha Sharath

    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 Krishnan

    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

    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

    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

    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 Vilayaadu.


    Kishore yet again proves that he is one of the most talented character 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

    Principle photography began with a schedule at the Ramoji Film City in Hyderabad. The filming was completed in 38 days by August 2015.

    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 success, monetarily.

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