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Thoondil

Source: Sify

By: By Moviebuzz

Critic's Rating: 17/5

Friday 22 February 2008

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Movie Title

Thoondil

Director

K.S Adhiyaman's

Star Cast

Shaam, Divya, Sandhya, Vivek

K.S Adhiyaman's Thoondil is a watered down version of Barry Levinson's Disclosure along with its Hindi Abbas Mastan rip-off Aitraaz and mixed with bits from Fatal Attraction. It is a thriller set in London against a family milieu, with a jilted woman waiting to strike.

The film tries to work on the old saying "hell hath no fury like a woman scorned". Divya (Divya Spandana) is an upcoming model in London who meets Sriram (Shaam) an IT guy and falls in love. 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 but is on a revenge romp to wreck havoc in Sriram?s happily married life to Anjali (Sandhya).

The basic problem with the film is that the story is clich?d, unimaginative and amateurish to say the least. The presentation is old fashioned and the dialogues are banal. Having its milieu in London, words such as Mutta, karu and Ennanga is too incongruous. Shaam as Sriram does his best but same cannot be said about Sandhya who is evidently out of place. Her character is not well-etched out and her dialogue delivery is irritating . The bonding between the mother and child is not brought out convincingly and the baby is a total miscast. Revathy is wasted while Vivek?s comedy is repetitive and boring.

The only saving grace in the film is Divya who brings some relief to the proceedings. She has been able to rise above the fractured script and takes your attention every time she?s on screen. On the positive side London has been captured well by cameraman T.Kaviarasu.

Verdict: Below Average