Pathu Thala Movie Review
A fine drama led by Silambarasan TR’s power-packed performance!
Story & Narration
Technical Aspects & Music
With much hype and fanfare, Silambarasan TR’s Pathu Thala is the next big attraction in theatres for audiences, who are looking forward to the summer for a proper arrival of films. Rightly so, the film arrives as a neat and watchable gangster drama that has enough in it for the fans to cheer for.
Gautham Karthik plays Sakthivel, who imposts himself as Guna to enter the wing of AGR (AG Raavanan played by STR), to find out more about the gangster and bring him down. Sakthivel has to go through many hurdles before he can reach AGR, but once he does, his perspective about the dangerous gangster slowly begins to change. The first half of the film is filled with a plain and basic narrative that jumps from one scene to other with a straightforward approach towards the storyline and the characters.
At the interval block, the film lights up with the entry of Silambarasan TR, and from there on, it has a better progression including the second half, which is packed with events celebrating the star in STR.
Though there are many scenes for the fans to cheer for, the movie is not cohesive and there are lags here and there. Despite the shortcomings, STR’s strong performance keeps it going and takes us until the very end where a smashing action setpiece takes the cake as the best sequence in the film.
STR shines big time as the film only takes off entirely after he enters the scene. He carries the film on his shoulders and is very fluent in the action scenes. Gautham Karthik’s role is meaty and the actor delivers a neat performance too. Gautham Menon, Santhosh Prathap, Anu Sithara and the other artists in the film are good, while Priya Bhavani Shankar could have been better at emoting her parts in the film. Credit to Sayyeshaa who wins over the audiences and gets her share of cheers for the song Raawadi in the film.
The film is technically solid with Farook Basha’s spectacular camerawork, which also makes very good use of drones in the climax sequence. The editing is neat, while the show stealer is AR Rahman who does a fabulous job with both the songs and the score.
On the whole, Pathu Thala is a neat gangster drama that keeps the ball rolling through STR’s performance which is heavy and hearty. Pathu Thala Movie Review by Siddarth Srinivas