Thamaasha review:A breezy feel good movie that succeeds in striking a chord
Vinay Forrt's film is endearing, funny and relatable.
Critic's Rating: Thamaasha/5
Thursday 6 June 2019
Vinay Forrt, Grace Antony, Chinnu Chandni
Director Ashraf Hamza’s Thamaasha is the story of a bald professor who is frustrated about the attitude of the society towards his looks and in turn, learns a thing or two about his own mindset.
Sreenivasan (Vinay Forrt) is a professor, who is really worried about not finding the right girl to tie the knot. He has a terrible complex about his appearance and when the peon at his college narrates the story of how he fell in love, Sreenivasan tries the same trick with his colleague, Babitha teacher (Divyaprabha).
When that fails to work, he is dejected. He is hopeful on meeting Safiya (Grace Antony), who seems to be attracted to him. The story takes another turn when the professor meets Chinnu (Chinnu Chandni).
The narrative by and large follows the pattern of the Kannada movie Ondu Motteya Kadha, of which this is an official remake. The film handles some relevant issues and some mindsets that is seen in the society these days. At just above two hours this one is an easy watch and would even make you think about how the attitude of the people around us can start hampering our lives at times.
Vinay Forrt perfectly fits in as Professor Sreenivasan and he makes the insecurities of his character so believable. It is also refreshing to see him perform the role differently from his professor in Premam. It is one of the finest performances from the actor.
Watch out for a brilliant show from actress Chinnu Chandni, who steals the show, with her confidence and charm. Navas Vallikkunnu does his part of the peon very well. The rest of the cast are also good.
Thamaasha is a breezy feel good movie that succeeds in striking a chord with the audience. If you are looking for some nice fun at the cinemas, this one could fit the bill.
Thamaasha review: A nice, feel good movie