Kuttrame Thandanai review: Neat Crime thriller

Kuttrame Thandanai review: Neat crime thriller



Critic's Rating: 3/5

Friday 02 September 2016

Movie Title

Kuttrame Thandanai review: Neat Crime thriller



Star Cast

Vidharth, Pooja Devariya, Aishwarya, Nassar, Rahman

Director Manikandan's Kuttrame Thandanai is a neat crime thriller with a poetic touch towards the climax. The director has conveyed several underlying messages through his subtle execution, which is sure to work with people who love meaningful films.

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Ravi(Vidharth), a middle class credit card due collector suffers from tunnel vision that doctors tell him that eye transplantation is the only remedy for which he needs few lakhs. Meanwhile Ravi always observes the activities of Swetha (Aishwarya), who stays oppose his house and finds that she moves closely with her boss Vijay Prakash (Rahman) and a rich youngster Arun. One fine day, Ravi notices Vijay Prakash as he looks tensed in front of Swetha's house and threatens him to open the door to find out that she was murdered.

Using Swetha's murder, Ravi gets the monetary gain from both the murder suspects, Arun and Vijay Prakash. But can a blackmailing criminal with innocent mask escape so easily? And that's why the film has been titled as Kuttrame Thandanai (crime itself punishment)!

After Mynaa, this is the career best of Vidharth as he perfectly emotes as the tunnel vision protagonist. The way Vidharth blackmails Rahman and uses every opportunity for his own good has been portrayed with great conviction. Rahman is quite good as the rich boss while Nassar too has justified the brief role given to him. Aishwarya has got a great importance in the film but her screen presence is less that we can't laud much about her performance and the same can be said about Pooja Devariya's role.

For a small budget film, Kuttrame Thandanai sparkles in the technical department. Right from the first frame, Ilaiyaaraja hooks us with his haunting score and undoubtedly in recent times, it is the best work of the ace composer. Apart from his phenomenal command over filmmaking, Manikandan's abstract way of showing things with his frames are beautiful to watch on big screen. The idea of showing the tunnel vision of the protagonist is brilliant and the crisp cut by editor Anu Charan is another big plus.

To conclude, kuttrame thandanai is watchable for serious film buffs.

Kuttrame Thandanai review-Verdict: Neat Crime thriller

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