Thimiru Pudichavan Story
Director Ganeshaa’s Thimuru Pudichavan is much like every other cop dramas. In Tamil cinema, cop stories have always catapulted the hero’s career and helped him in many ways. For the first time, Vijay Antony has donned the khaki in Thimuru Pudichavan.
Constable (Murugavel) is an upright cop who wishes to change his brother’s mindset. However, his brother turns out to be a criminal under the ownership of Padma (Sai Deena) in Chennai. Two years later, Murugavel gets posted in Chennai and due to an untoward incident, he kills his brother in front of the public.
Murugavel then gets promoted as an inspector of police and tries to nab Padma who hired minors to commit crimes. Murugavel along with Madonna (Nivetha Pethuraj) and a few other cops try to arrest Padma and release the youngsters from his hand.
Thimiru Pudichavan Performances
Vijay Antony has never been an extraordinary actor. He does convince our audience with his limited expression. However, he has improved his acting skills in the last two films. And, with Thimuru Pudichavan, it looks like he’s on the right track.
Nivetha Pethuraj, as a cop named Madonna, has delivered a decent performance as a bold cop. Her character is a welcoming change from the characters she had played so far.
Thimiru Pudichavan Positives
Director Ganeshaa’s screenplay will appeal to the B and C centre audiences. But, it won’t create magic in cities. Thimuru Pudichavan has some over the top heroism and exaggerated stunt sequences.
Also, this film is another film with clichéd twists and turns. The cat and mouse game between the hero and villain is quite impressive to watch on screen.
Vijay Antony’s limited expression for this role has suited the film well. Throughout the film, one can believe that he is literally an earnest cop who means good for the society.
Another major plus point of Thimuru Pudichavan is the message the film deals with. It speaks about how juveniles who are accused are not given strong punishment which pushes them to commit more crimes.
Director Ganeshaa should be applauded for incorporating duet songs that are unnecessary to the script.
Thimiru Pudichavan Negatives
Thimuru Pudichavan’s story looks like a deliberate attempt to promote Vijay Antony as a mass hero. Several mass scenes may not appeal to audiences of all centres.
The first half of the film is quite difficult to sit through as some of the comedy sequences fall flat on its face.
Sai Dheena as Padma doesn’t look as menacing as she should have looked. Even though she has done a neat job, it feels like it is not enough.
Thimiru Pudichavan Verdict
Thimuru Pudichavan is a clichéd cop drama but it can be watched once. It is high time Vijay Antony goes back to the times where scripts were the real deal.