8 Thottakkal is the latest entrant to join the pleasantly fast growing list of newcomers' films making a huge bang at the box office. This film is directed by Sri Ganesh and produced by Big Print Pictures & Vetrivel Saravanan Cinemas. The cast includes Vetri, Aparna Balamurali, MS Bhaskar, Nasser and others.

The horror season has slowed down and now Kollywood has turned its attention towards a couple of promising cop stories, in recent times. 8 Thottakkal seamlessly joins the line-up of movies like Dhuruvangal 16 and Kuttram 23. The movie follows the relentless search of a naïve and soft-spoken cop, who tries to find a culprit and relieve himself from the situation he has gotten into.

Thumbs Up:

• The screenplay is catchy with unexpected plot points which keep the movie gripping till the end.

• A promising performance by actors like Vetri and other newcomers.

• MS Bhaskar steals the show with his versatility

• Music by Sundaramurthy RS is another plus for the movie

Thumbs Down: 

• Despite being good, the placement of the songs slow down the screenplay and the racy narration a little.

• The film's run time could be trimmed a little to maintain the tight screenplay.

Verdict:

An edge-of-the-seat racy detective story that's unpredictable and keeps throwing surprises at every turn!