Sanga Thamizhan is a decently scripted commercial entertainer which certainly has all that is needed for a mainstream masala, barring the exception of a few lulls. There is absolutely nothing new in the execution and like all commercial films, the template is quite similar for a rural drama.
Vijay Sethupathi who gives a variety of films appears to have slipped into this role with great ease. This is surely a different attempt from Vijay Chander compared to his previous ones.
A twisted tale of a double role for Vijay Sethupathi and it pans out with a nice touch and gives what the script required. Two heroines Raashi Khanna and Nivetha Pethuraj have delivered what is required for a commercial film. Raashi Khanna has a decent role and she filled it up with her elegance in two songs and Nivetha Pethuraj has a bit more to play for the script. She walks in as a brave village girl who is more concerned about the well-being of her village.
Vijay Sethupathi has two shades to his character. One is Murugan, a lover-boy paired with Raashi Khanna and the other Sanga Tamizhan, a tough village guy who seems to be very aggressive in the action sequences.
Sanga Thamizhan is a very old tailor-made revenge story that has a predictable screenplay. The first half of the film is fun and laughter with Soori giving timely wisecracks, encountered nicely by Vijay Sethupathi. The film really breaks into the storyline only from the interval with the intro of Sanga Tamizhan in the village backdrop. He fights with a politician and corporate business tycoon preventing them from bringing a copper industry in their village.
There are plenty of Tamil films based on issues like these and Sanga Tamizhan joins the list as well. A very predictable tale and very ordinary execution make the film a bland experience, but there are some nice action blocks and worthy dialogues executed well by Vijay Sethupathi.
Vivek Mervin offers some pulsating BGM and pretty good songs in their department. Anl Arasu’s stunts add to the tension, connecting well with Velraj’s cinematography. Overall, if you have nothing to complain about, Sanga Thamizhan is indeed a watchable entertainer for commercial cinema lovers.
Verdict: A passable mass-masala.