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Thoongaavanam Movie review
The bi-lingual action thriller Thoongaavanam (Cheekati Raajyam in Telugu) stars Kamal Haasan and Trisha. Written by Ulaganayagan Kamal Haasan himself , the film is directed by Rajesh M. Selva and has Prakash Raj, Kishore, Sampath Raj, Asha Sharath, Madhu Shalini and Yugi Sethu in the supporting cast. The film which is an official remake of the French film 'Sleepless Night', revolves around a Narcotic bureau officer played by Kamal Haasan and his partner Yugi Sethu who steal cocaine from a powerful drug lord. On a parallel storyline, Kamal Haasan's beloved son is kidnapped by Prakash Raj. Why did he kidnap Kamal's son? Will Kamal save his son? That forms the crux of the story. Produced by Raaj Kamal Films International in association with Sri Gokulam Movies, the film's music is composed by Ghibran, with lyrics by Vairamuthu.
* Kamal Haasan steals the show with his suave performance.
* As usual Prakash Raj pulls off his role with ease, this unique villainous character.
* Despite being the first action venture of Trisha, she has delivered a remarkable performance. Her daring stunts sequences with Ulaganayagan are praiseworthy.
* A fully-packed screenplay with unexpected twists and turns offering bring us to the edge of the seat in anticipation.
* Background music of the film stands out and has enhanced the pace of the film.
* In addition to the brilliant performance of the lead actors, stunt choreography and thrills are the main highlights of the film.
* Director Rajesh's film making style is highly laudable!
* Cinematographer Sanu Varghese has captured the essence of the film.
* The movie is lengthier than its original version which could have been avoided.
* The screenplay is engaging, a predictable second half though!
* Kudos to the whole technical department.
Verdict : A full-packed classy action thriller.