Technical Aspects & BGM
A middling cop story!
Sandamarutham might fall under the category of a story set in grey shades but ends up a usual predictable storyline. Sarath Kumar as an undercover cop and villain stands tall though with his experience.
Cast: Sarath Kumar, Meera Nandan, Oviyaa, Samuthirakani, Thambi Ramaiah, Rahda Ravi, Kadhal Dhandapani, Delhi Ganesh, Imman Annachi & others
Editing: VT Vijayan – Ganesh Kumar
Music: James Vasanthan
Stunts: Stun Siva
PRO: Mounam Ravi
Story: Sarath Kumar
Screenplay: Rajesh Kumar
Direction: A Venkatesh
Produced by: Sarath Kumar, Radhika Sarath Kumar and Listin Stephen
Banner: Magic Frames
Release Date: 20-02-2015
Run Time: 02:30:00
This season isn’t new to see our men in baddie avatar, who earlier ruled our hearts as protagonist. Post ‘Isai’ Sathyaraj, ‘Yennai Arindhaal’ Arun Vijay, ‘Anegan’ Karthik, Sarath Kumar joins the list as antagonist with Sandamarutham this year. Apparently, Sandamarutham is another twin presence for Sarath Kumar, earlier the actor has appeared in double roles and taken his films strong to the box office. Sandamarutham might seems like a story that is replete with grey shades but it ends up as a usual predictable story. Sarath Kumar as an undercover cop and villain stands tall with his experience.
Villain Sarath kumar is supported by Radharavi, Dhandapani and others, whereas the hero is supported by a big family and Meera Nandan. The movie deals with scientific bombs that is manufactured by Sarveswaran (villain Sarath Kumar) a Don in Kumbakonam. He tries to destroy peace and harmony in the country with a scientific bomb which is smaller in content but being a harmful explosive it’s consequences are devastating. But why? Sarveswaran has a flash back for it and the reason might bring your heads down.
Samuthirakani takes in charge as a police officer to bring Sarveswaran under control but falls prey to the don. His friend Surya (Hero Sarath Kumar) comes to Kumbakonam to find the mystery and traces down the Sarveswaran and his illegal activities. He is supported by two other cops and a crime investigator, played by Oviya who has flaunted her glamourous body. The cat and rat chase between the duo with some engaging performances especially by the baddie Sarath Kumar moves the 2nd half.
The movie is crafted by A.Venkatesh with the story being toned by Sarath Kumar along with the screenplay done by crime Novelist Rajesh Kumar. There are more traces of the novelist in the movie which also makes some twist and turns in every frame but too much of chemical terms used in the movie is a bit too much to digest for normal audience.
Imman annachi and Thambi Ramaiya have taken steps for the giggles and worked in tandem in parts. The other characters walk throughout the script falling short to create impact. On the technical aspects Music by James Vasanthan is partly engaging, Cinematographer Uthayakumar has done what the script required. Sarath Kumar looks and mannerism steals the show and probably the only factor that could convince viewers overall.