Thirudan Police (Tamil, 2014)

When a constable gets stabbed in a failed encounter operation, the job goes to his supposed-to-be-bereaved son who hates his father to an extent that he doesn’t even feel for his death. One month into the father’s job, he realizes the tribulations his father had suffered & the new-found respect makes him determined to go behind the murderers. Can this story be told hilariously? Yes, you are welcome says director, Caarthick Raju!
Language:
Tamil
Running Time:
137 min
Rating:
U
Release date:
14 November 2014
Directed by:
Caarthick Raju
Produced by:
Luc Dardenne
Jean-Pierre Dardenne
Denis Freyd
Written by:
Caarthick Raju
Starring:
Attakathi Dinesh
Iyshwarya Rajesh
Bala Saravanan
Nitin Sathya
John Vijay
Rajendran
Music by:
Yuvan Shankar Raja
Shot by:
Siddharth
Editing by:
Praveen K. L.
N. B. Srikanth
Distributed by:
Capital Film Works

What’s Hot

  • The film’s debut director Caarthick Raju makes us take notice of him with the manner in which he has presented this revenge saga. In crossing the set borders of commercial movie-making (in terms of interspersing action & comedy in an abundant yet unpredictable mix), he becomes a definite prospect.
  • The casting is a major success in the film. ‘Naan Kadavul’ Rajendran is a screamer in his role as the comic villain. His accent & casual dialogue delivery have been used brilliantly (“En da unga appa va konnom nnu feel panren pa!” for example). Aadukalam Naren brings in seriousness to the proceedings, while John Vijay, Nithin Sathya, Rajesh & Renuka make their presence felt.
  • In spite of the evident Cuckoo hangover, Dinesh shows some sparks in a few scenes. All his scenes & dialogues with Bala Saravanan click. This could be a breakthrough film for the comedy actor.
  • The film’s screenplay, even with its gaping holes, is crazily and enjoyably written and reminds one of the yesteryear comic classic Kadhaanaayagan. Especially, when Manickam & his group faultily fear Vishwa, Malaysia Vasudevan crosses your mind.
  • The sarcasm with which some of the unfortunate realities of power exploitation done by some policemen are presented needs a special mention.
  • The solid work of the technical crew led by Yuvan, who provides a noticeable work in Background score, Super Subbarayan with pulsating action, editors Praveen Srikanth & Art director Jackson is a plus.

What’s Not

  • For the umpteenth time among films we have reviewed, a heroine placed irrelevantly presents itself as a negative. This film may have worked even without a heroine and the director could have extended his daredevilry in experimenting with that too!
  • Though the treatment is audaciously crazy and gutsy at places, the grammar of film-making has been crossed. The film misses out on closing significant scenes and characters.
  • For comedy’s sake, much mockery is made of a son’s feelings for his father and that seems odd in a tale on father-son relation which ends with a note that it is a ‘Dedication to all fathers’

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Verdict

Verdict Stamp

A Police revenge saga has been dealt with refreshingly crazily & in bringing the right cast into the mix, the debutante director has pulled off a Comic Cop Coup!

2018-05-26T19:25:31+00:00 2014|Tamil|0 Comments