Director Magizh Thiumeni, after a romantic outing in his maiden venture 'Mundhinam Parthane', has delivered an action fare in his very second venture. A former associate of Gautham Vasudev Menon, he has managed to render an engrossing fare that would be lapped up by action-lovers.
If Magizh Thirumeni's taut screenplay is the major highlight, Arun Vijay's scintillating show is equally laudable. His sincerity and keen desire to live the role adds pep to the proceedings.
The actor carries the whole burden on his shoulders to deliver a packed punch. Unlike his earlier outings where he played an innocent rustic youth, here he is more brainy and brawny. Looking fresh and fit, he suits the role well. In action sequences, his brisk work deserves a pat.
Playing a travel company's owner who wants to excel in life, Arun Vijay has apparently enjoyed the character and seems to be at ease from frame one. Mamta Mohandoss gives him the right company. Her chirpy and bold performance adds life on screen. Their chemistry adds value.
Being an action film, the director has ensured that there are not too many songs for it will put a brake on the proceedings. Just a couple of numbers by Thaman form part of the movie.
Sukumar's camera captures the darker side of Chennai. The racy and slick editing by Praveen - Srikanth duo infuses pace to the proceedings.
Selva (Arun Vijay) comes up in life the hard way. After toil, he starts a travels firm and life seems to be rosy and future looks promising. He romances Priya (Mamta) and all is set for their wedding when a twist occurs. Selva comes across Maha (Maha Gandhi) a dreaded don in the city. He and his brother Kumar (Krishnavamsi) know to speak only through guns and knives. Even the cops and politicians shiver them.
Selva comes across Maha for a reason. But what follows is Maha beaten to death and the blame falls on Selva. Though he denies attacking him, Kumar bays for his blood.
The 'whodunit' search now begins. Selva runs for cover initially. Finally he decides to turn his head back. There begins a riveting revenge drama. The rest is all but blood, gore and unlimited action.
Krishnavamsi, who had done few films in Telugu, is a welcome arrival to Tamil cinema. He is casual and his engrossing performance adds to the suspense elements. Maha Gandhi is one of the typical Tamil villains. The rest of the cast chips in with their best.
Produced by Feather Touch Entertainment, Thadaiyara Thaakka is a free flowing action fare sure to keep the audience glued to their seats.