Screenplay and Direction
Technical Aspects and BGM
A genuinely watchable thriller!
Debutant director Anucharan’s Kirumi is a watchable thriller with smart writing and some neat performances. The film takes up a novel subject about common people who turn informers to aid the police department to nab culprits.
Cast: Kathir, Reshmi Menon, Charlie, David Solomon, Vanitha, Yogi Babu & others
Cinematography: Arul Vincent
Screenplay: Anu Charan and ‘Kaakka Muttai’ Manikandan
Editing, Story, Dialogues & Direction: Anu Charan
Produced by: JPR Films
Distribution: Escape Artists Motion Pictures
Release Date: 24-09-2015
Run Time: 01:44:00
Debutant director Anucharan’s Kirumi is a watchable thriller with smart writing and some neat performances. The film takes up a novel subject about common people turning informers to aid the police department to nab culprits.
Kathir (Kathir) is a jobless guy who is on the lookout for employment. He is married to his niece Anitha (Reshmi Menon) who is the sole bread winner of the family. Kathir, who shares a good rapport with his neighbour Prabhakar (played by Charlie in an understated performance), stumbles upon a peculiar job through him in the police department. Kathir comes up through the ranks in the local police station and earns the goodwill of inspector David (Sowandarapandian). Kathir doesn’t pay heed to Prabhakar’s advice that the job is fraught with danger. Kathir’s idea of taking revenge on a bar owner through his job results in unexpected events. He gradually realizes the dark undertones his job brings into play and how he copes with the gross change is narrated slowly but steadily.
The first half of the film is superbly written letting the viewers discover the untold story about informers who lurk behind the higher ranks in the department. It is neatly presented too with an engaging storyline. The second half is where the film missteps with the routine treatment in the narration. The climax is a novel attempt and the director needs to be appreciated for taking the road less taken in a film which has minimal scope for improvisation.
Yogi Babu as Kathir’s friends lights up the screen with his idiosyncrasies whenever he comes. Both Maarimuthu and David, the police inspectors who are at loggerheads, have delivered good performances and justified their roles.
Anucharan impresses with his lines that reeks of simplicity. Kathir is an ideal pick for the role of an enthusiastic informer who copes with the changing dynamics in the higher rungs of the department. The background score of K is a testament that he delivers his best when he works with film-makers who have keen ear for music.
Anucharan’s direction has a lot of realism weaved into the story-line. But, the curse of the second half is what makes Kirumi a not-so-excellent thriller. Nevertheless, Anucharan shows promise in the way he has packed this thriller with directorial flair and is definitely a talent to watch out for.
Kirumi Movie Review Rating: 2.75/5
Written by Surendhar MK