Monday, August 2, 2010


Medium : Tamil
Starring : 'Jayam' Ravi, Thamanna, Shyam, Vadivelu, Prabhu,Suhasini
Director : M.Raja
Music : Yuvan Shankar Raja, Thaman (bg score)

The successful director of remake subjects, M.Raja ('Jayam', 'M.Kumaran s/o Mahalakshmi', 'Something Something Unakkum Enakkum', 'Santhosh Subramanyam' fame), had once again joined hands with his brother 'Jayam' Ravi, for the new movie named 'Thillaalangadi'. It has got charming girl Thamanna as the heroine. This home production of the actor's family, has got the story borrowed from the telugu flick 'Kick', directed by Surendar Reddy starring Ravi Teja and Ileana. Shyam ('12B', 'Leysa Leysa' fame), who has done an important character in 'Kick', has been maintained here also. Yuvan Shankar Raja is the music director, Thaman, who composed songs for telugu version, has been given the chance to do re-recording here. Rajasekhar is the cinematographer.

Krishna ('Jayam' Ravi) is an easy going guy. He wants to see some difference in each and every activities he got involved, in short he wants 'kick' in all such things. Krishna's contrasting but notable character, was not all liked by Nisha (Thamanna). But later her angry towards him got converted to passion and love. Nisha wants his lover to be serious in his career, thus Krishna entered a job. After few days, he left the job, telling that he doesn't feel 'kick' in it. She is too angry and this made a split between two, later she reached Malaysia. As per wish of her parents, Nisha meets Krishna Kumar (Shyam) and as both of them like each other, they decided to get married. There is a purpose behind Krishna Kumar's visit to that country and whether Nisha is able to meet Krisha again is told in the second half of 'Thillaalangadi'.

The director had made the carbon copy of every shots of 'Kick'. With the experience got from working with his brother in the previous projects, 'Jayam' Ravi, did well in such a role. Thamanna had tried to imitate Ileana's performance in many areas. Shyam is good in the powerful role given to him, the unsuccessful actor with an experience of about 20 films, is expecting to get a good break by this role. Though it is a repetetion, the scenes involving Vadivelu creates laughing. Santhanam is appearing in a couple of scenes only, the director had not given a chance to deliver the actor's style here, rather it is also an adaptation of Ali's role from the original version. The 'jil jil...' words told by Manobala (as saint) is also the same as the original, it should have been given a different version. The attitude of the politicians needs more seriousness.

R.D.Rajasekhar's cinematography is rich and colorful. Yuvan had given some fast peppy numbers that goes with the mood. The choreography of the songs are attractive, especially the visual effects done in 'solppechu...' song for Shobi's choreography is notable. Thaman's bg score is also good.

It is not a good custom to cut short few scenes from the censored project. Though they are doing this to reduce the length, it will affect the continuity in few areas; I am not sure whether editor Sasikumar is aware of such a fact, the culprit may be the theater owner, the distributor or the director himself. It is not a matter that I found it since I watched the original version of this movie, an ordinary viewer may be able to find the problem happened in the link between certain scenes...

If necessary, you can watch 'Thillaalangadi' once, for a time pass.

Rating : 7 / 10

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