Sanga Thamizhan review: Too long and predictable

Sanga Thamizhan review: Too long and predictable

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Critic's Rating: 2/5

Saturday 16 November 2019

Movie Title

Sanga Thamizhan review: Too long and predictable


Vijay Chander

Star Cast

Vijay Sethupathi, Raashi Khanna, Nivetha Pethuraj, Ravi Kishan, Ashutosh Rana

Vijay Sethupathi’s Sanga Thamizhan is a template mass masala entertainer but thanks to the actor's inimitable dialogue delivery and a few good scenes in the second half, the film manages us to entertain us here and there. 

Murugan(Vijay Sethupathi) is a happy-go-lucky youngster and aspiring actor in Chennai, he mostly roams around with his sidekick(Soori). Call it a fate or coincidence, Murugan and top industrialist Sanjay's (Ravi Kishan) daughter (Raashi Khanna) start seeing each other. While Sanjay initially plans to finish off Murugan, he looks exactly like one of his old enemies Sanga Thamizhan (another Vijay Sethupathi). 

Earlier, Sanga Thamizhan and his family stopped the launch of Sanjay’s factory in their village. Now the businessman strikes a deal with Murugan and asks him to act as Sanga Thamizhan so that he can help him to establish the copper factory in the village. What happens next? Watch the film to know more…

Sanga Thamizhan offers nothing new in terms of storytelling and screenplay but Vijay Sethupathi makes us sit throughout the film mainly because of his dialogue delivery. But his lethargic body language doesn’t help him in the action scenes and mass elevation sequences. Director Vijay Chander’s script and scenes remind us of a lot of old hits like Kaththi (social angle) and Mersal (festival bomb blast). Both the heroines Raashi Khanna and Nivetha Pethuraj have done a decent job, despite the film being the regular mass entertainer. The villains Ravi Kishan and Ashutosh Rana’s characters are cliched and they are mere caricatures.

The first half of the film is a tad too long with too many needless scenes. Though the romantic portions featuring Vijay Sethupathi and Raashi Khanna are adequate, the first half tests your patience. Story starts happening only in the second half, which is comparatively better. For a change, we see a subtle Soori in the film and his combination with Vijay Sethupathi looks fresh.

Technically, Vivek-Mervin duo’s songs and background score fit the bill while the cinematography by Velraj lacks the grandeur. The film’s duration is also quite long with too many needless scenes so for a better flow, urgent trimming is needed.

Overall, Sanga Thamizhan is a below average mass masala entertainer.

Sanga Thamizhan review: Disappointing

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