Tamilselvanum Thaniyar Anjalum review- A one time watch

Tamilselvanum Thaniyar Anjalum review- A one time watch



Critic's Rating: 3/5

Friday 05 August 2016

Movie Title

Tamilselvanum Thaniyar Anjalum review- A one time watch



Star Cast

Jai, Yami Gautam, Ashutosh Rana, Santhanam, VTV Ganesh

Actor Jai’s Tamilselvanum Thaniyar Anjalum is the kind of a film, where you feel that the core plot has all the necessary elements for an engaging watch but the end product is middling, thanks to lifeless romantic sequences and shoddy writing in the second half.

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Tamilselvan (Jai) is a college dropout and does all small jobs but nothing gives him the high. Soon, Tamil moves to Chennai and stays at his uncle AC Shakthivel’s (VTV Ganesh) house to land in a satisfying profession. His friend Nasa (Santhanam), a courier boy asks him to deliver a packet at a Khadi shop, where he meets Kavya (Yami Gautam) and fall head over heels in love with her. Tamil joins the courier company so that he can often meet Kavya that he daily delivers a package to her!

Meanwhile, Arun (Ashutosh Rana) a high-profile doctor forms a team to take stem cell from pregnant women as they ask them to take a medicine, which induce abortion. A ward boy Manikandan (Thambi Ramaiah) gets to know about Arun’s plan and couriers all the details to a social activist Sathyamoorthi (Nassar) in Chennai. When Arun finds out that the package is in transit, he orders his team to snatch it from the courier boy, who is of course our protagonist. The rest of the film is all about how Tamil saves himself and the public from the deadly doctors…

It is evident that debut director Premsai is inspired from Hollywood film, Premium Rush and adapted it to Tamil with a crime story. Although the idea looks solid on paper, he missed out things during screen transition. Instead of the half-baked romantic sequences, the director could have written things which happen in the lives of a courier boy. We wish more detailing in the hero vs villain’s cat and mouse game but sadly the director has missed such things. For example, Vetri Maaran’s Polladhavan too was loosely based on Bicycle Thieves but the adaptation had necessary elements for a captivating watch.

Performance wise, Jai is just about okay with his typical mannerisms and dialogue delivery. He looks fit and cinematographer Sathya Ponmar shows him super smart on screen. Yami Gautam looks gorgeous but she doesn’t have big scope in the proceedings while Ashutosh Rana grabs out attention to some extent. The silver lining of Tamilselvanum Thaniyar Anjalum is the solid work of playback singer turned music composer, Karthik.

To conclude, Tamilselvanum Thaniyar Anjalum is a harmless one time watch for the entertaining first half.

Tamilselvanum Thaniyar Anjalum review- Verdict: Average

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