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Sandamarudham Review

Review by IndiaGlitz [ Monday, February 16, 2015 • Tamil ]
Sandamarudham Review
Magic Frames
Sarath Kumar, Sarayu, Avani Modi, Radhika Sarathkumar, Samuthirakani, Radha Ravi, Vijayakumar, Imman Annachi, Delhi Ganesh, Kadhal Dhandapani, Avinash, Arun Sagar
Radhika Sarathkumar, Listin Stephen
James Vasanthan

After stamping himself as a hero for more than two decades, Sarathkumar has decided to cast himself in a negative role, and the result is quite positive. ‘Sandamarutham’ is all about how an undercover cop goes on to find the grass roots of an underworld Don, who is a major threat to the entire country. Like the plot, the screenplay, comedy, dialogues, and all other departments offers nothing new. But, at the same time, the movie is not so bad, and doesn’t force the audience to take their mobiles to play games or check, FB.

Sarveshwaran aka Sandamarutham is a man with a past, who lost his mother and his studies because of his poor background, decides to earn money under any cost. At the Reform school, he partners with RR (Radha Ravi) and Dhandapani to learn the basics of the underworld and eventually goes on to rule, Kumbakonam. On the other hand, Suriya is well read, an undercover cop with a lovable family from Pollachi. Police Department sends  Samuthrakani to tackle Sandamarutham, but he gets killed brutally in his hometown in front of Suriya’s eyes. Revealing the rest of the story wouldn’t be a spoiler, because, the entire screenplay is a big let down and 99/100 people would go on to predict what will happen post interval.

Sarathkumar has delivered his best after ‘Pachaikkili Muthucharam’ and some of his antics deserve real claps. He can be a tremendous Villain for Tamil cinema, and this could well be the right time as the industry doesn’t have enough villains to challenge the so called mass heroes. Meera Nandan and Oviya have played their part by romancing Sarath for a song each in both the halves while Imman Annachi and Thambi Ramiah tried their best to evoke a few laughs in their respective style.

Sarathkumar’s story could have been expressed better with a racy screenplay, and A. Venkatesh has extracted the right amount of work from all the artists. James Vasanthan has shown some class with, ‘Paarthu Konde’ song and that’s alone a positive thing from his end. N.S. Uthayakumar’s camera is crisp and presented the movie with perfect shades. V.T. Vijayan has put the frames together in a way that the audience are not throwing negative comments, at least while watching it at the hall.


Verdict:  On the whole, ‘Sandamarutham’ tries to impress you with the age old formulas, but it is as clichéd as (a b)2  = a2 b2 2ab.


Rating : 2/5

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