Thozha review: Breezy feel-good entertainer

Thozha review: Breezy feel-good entertainer



Critic's Rating: 3/5

Thursday 31 March 2016

Movie Title

Thozha review: Breezy feel-good entertainer


Vamshi Paidipally

Star Cast

Nagarjuna, Karthi, Tamannaah,Prakash Raj

When was the last time we saw a Tamil film with chirpy characters infusing positivity throughout and make us laugh and cry till we leave leave the movie hall with moist eyes?

Director Vamshi has given us the best possible adaptation of French classic  'The Intouchables' with flavors that suit the taste of our audiences. The biggest strength of the film is the endearing bromance (or call it chemistry?) between the spontaneous Karthi and a dignified Nagarjuna.

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The colorful visuals, jaw dropping locations and the alluring Tamannaah add bonus points to this charming ride for which we are sold out the moment, a lovely bond is established between Karthi and Nagarjuna.

Seenu ( Karthi) is a carefree youngster, who is just released on parole and his mother (Jayasudha) and siblings hate him. For Seenu, money is everything and he thinks that rich people are the luckiest on the earth. We also have Vikram (Nagarjuna), a quadriplegic billionaire who was paralyzed from the neck down in a para-gliding accident. Vikram is under enormous stress, which he doesn't tell anyone and hates being seen with sympathy.

Seenu is appointed as Vikram's caretaker much to the surprise of his smart secretary (Tamannaah) and best friend (Prakash Raj).  The rest of the film says how Seenu and Vikram help out each other in making their lives better and life is all about enjoying the moment.

The film beautifully portrays the fact that each and every one in the world has problems but if they get someone, who can show unconditional love, they are blessed.

Thozha is easily one of the finest performances from Karthi, he steals the show with a pich-perfect performance. His comic one liners and sparkling screen presence are a major plus. What a spontaneous actor he is?Nagarjuna has made use of all his expertise in the film that he shines with his subtle expressions and the effort he has put in to dub his own lines too definitely deserve an applause.

Tamannaah has very little in terms of performance but she looks good, and is there throughout.  The actress has pulled it off with great élan. The rest of the actors including Prakash Raj, Kalpana, Vivek and the brief cameos of Anushka and Shriya too helped in the seamless flow of the movie.

PS Vinod's scintillating visuals are a big plus, especially the France portions are a visual extravaganza. Praveen KL's editing is flawless that he hasn't used any jump cuts to speed up the flow and allowed the characters to settle in, which has certainly helped in conveying the core feel of the movie.

The biggest worry of Thozha is the length but with so many positive factors around, we can ignore it. Overall, here is a a breezy feel good ride, which shouldn't be missed! One of the best, seen in a long time.

Thozha review: Verdict : Breezy feel-good entertainer

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