Ivan Thanthiran review: A fast moving fun ride
A jolly time pass entertainer with a relevant message, which will definitely create an impact
Friday 30 June 2017
Gautham Karthik, RJ Balaji, Shraddha Srinath, Super Subbarayan
Director Kannan’s Ivan Thanthiran, is a fast moving fun ride. Kannan a former associate of Mani Ratnam has made it commercial and is targeting the youth audiences via RJ Balaji and Gautham Karthik dialogues and terrific on screen bonding.
Sakthi (Gautham Karthik) and his friend Balaji (RJ Balaji) are reverse engineers, they run an electronic shop at Ritchie Street to make money. Both Shakthi and Balaji would work hard but at the same time, they are adamant enough to get the deserved payment.
While fixing CCTV cameras in Union HRD Minister Devaraj’s (Super Subbarayan) house, they refuse to pay Shakthi and Balaji. Shakthi's repeated attempts to get the money, irks the minister’s brother-in-law (Stunt Silva) who starts a running battle with them and in the process Shakthi loses his bike.
Frustrated Shakthi vows to take revenge against the Minister. And he gets an opportunity when due to corruption in the examination system in a private engineering college a student commits suicide. Now Shakthi has two solid reasons to take revenge against Devaraj— personal and for a larger cause. The rest of the film is all about how Shakti smartly uses technology to bring down the empire of Devaraj.
The biggest strength of Ivan Thanthiran is Kannan’s packaging. The director has taken a KV Anand kind of script and executed like KS Ravikumar. Yes, the film has pulpy brilliant moments but they are rightly packed with comic elements, cute romance, and constant thrill.
Gautham Karthik looks handsome and energetic, if he continues to select good scripts like Ivan Thanthiran, a bright future is ahead for this hard working actor. However it is RJ Balaji who steals the show with his one liners and long drawn dialogues on engineering students and their plight which will get the maximum claps.
Ivan Thanthiran is definitely the next level film for RJ Balaji, each and every punchline of the actor is sure to work with the audiences. Especially, Balaji’s lengthy dialogues on engineering students, auto driver’s situation after the arrival of Ola and Uber, recalling the Siddharth's dad from Aayutha Ezhuthu, bring the roof down. Shraddha Srinath is also quite good as the homely Asha, the beautiful romance in the second half is classy and the actress has pulled it off well.
After Komban, Super Subbarayan once again attracts us in Ivan Thanthiran, his raw and evil look is a big plus.
Technically, Ivan Thanthiran comes out with flying colors, Thaman’s Medhakavitta is already a hit and his background score raises the tempo. Cinematographer Prasanna Kumar’s angles and color tone are perfect for a commercial film and editor RK Selva has done a commendable job by making the film crisp with the running time of 121 minutes.
Overall, Ivan Thanthiran is a jolly time pass entertainer with a relevant message, which will definitely create an impact among the lakhs of engineering students in Tamil Nadu.
Ivan Thanthiran review - Verdict: Time pass entertainer