Screenplay and Direction
Technical Aspects and BGM
A middling thriller!
Tamilselvanum Thaniyar Anjalum is a middling thriller which is made occasionally watchable by the enjoyable wisecracks of Santhanam!
Cast: Jai, Yami Gautam, Thambi Ramaiah, Ashutosh Rana, Santhanam, VTV Ganesh
Cinematography: Sathya Ponmar
Editing: Praveen Antony
Stunts: Dhilip Subbarayan
Art Direction: Rajeevan
Written & Directed by: Premsai
Produced by: Gautham Menon
Release Date: 05-08-2016
Tamilselvanum Thaniyar Anjalum is a middling thriller which is made occasionally watchable by the enjoyable wisecracks of Santhanam and his camaraderie with the supporting cast which includes VTV Ganesh.
Debutant director Premsai has smartly adapted the Hollywood thriller Premium Rush and given a local twist in the screenplay with a fascinating medical crime. However, despite an intriguing premise, the film is let down by an uninteresting romance track between Tamilselvan (Jai) and Kavya (Yami Gautam) and patience-testing songs that nowhere gel with the story.
In his quest to land a white collar job, Tamilselvan gets rejected repeatedly by several employers. Finally, when he is given a task of handing over a courier parcel to Kavya, he falls in love with her at first sight. Tamilselvan decides to join as a courier boy so that he will have daily opportunities to meet Kavya. Tamilselvan goes to the extent of creating fake parcels to be delivered to Kavya so that he could meet her on a day-to-day basis.
Meanwhile, Sathyamurthi (Nassar), a social activist, is feared by corporate companies for his relentless fight against their misdeeds. When an all-important parcel, which will expose a medical racket, needs to be delivered to Sathyamurthi, Tamilselvan finds himself in a cobweb of a dreadful medical crime.
Jai is adequate as Tamilselvan and Yami Gautam is totally miscast as a sales girl in a Khadi Kraft shop. Santhanam as NASA is the only saving grace in the film, which is neither outright horrible nor satisfactorily entertaining. Premsai sets up a nice interval block and follows it up with an interesting cat-and-mouse game, only to realize later that the subplot is a half-hearted effort. Prem also displays a bit of directorial touches here and there, which made you appreciate genuinely.
Instead of milking too much from the portions involving Jai and Yami Gautam, one wishes that Premsai focussed more on the other sub-plot which has a perfect local flavor to connect to the minds of audiences.
Editor Praveen Antony has done a great job making us sit through this thriller and at times, on the edge of our seats. Cinematographer Sathya Ponnar has captured the chase scenes in the second half really well.