Friendship, love, betrayal and vengeance – that’s how Tamil cinema ascribes the cultural capital Madurai. Any film set in this backdrop comes with a huge violence and bloodshed. While the previous films Vamsam and Udhayan were mediocre ones, the actor witnessed good success with ‘Mouna Guru’. Now, he jumps into the Madurai zone that looks more similar to ‘Subramaniapuram’ and ‘Renigunta’.
The film centers on four happy-go-lucky petty thieves, who have no worries in life. When one among them – Saravanan (Arulnidhi) falls in love with a beautiful girl (Poorna), daughter of the city’s bigwig (Jayaprakash), things turn out for worse. While her father decides to threaten Saravanan, Saravanan’s friend (Pawan) takes his turn to settle score. On the other end, there is a cop on the chase of them and a roughneck waiting to the settle the scores. During such instance, one among the four friends is brutally murdered by a mysterious person. Rest of the story involves how these friends find out and avenge the death of their pal.
First half of the film proceeds with love, friendship, action and more of entertainment elements.
As mentioned earlier, most of the scenes faintly remind us off several Madurai based movies. Second half of the film was supposed to be more engaging, but in contrast turns out to be a sluggish one. Arulnidhi has to choose some interesting kind of roles. Although, he tries to be more cool and loud, there is nothing much scope for him. Poorna doesn’t get more scope to establish her potentials. The actors as Arulnidhi friends including Pawan have done a great job. ‘Aadukalam’ fame Murugadoss is the only highlighting part of star-cast and Jayaprakash is just okay.
Only couple of songs scored by Dharan has been done well and he has done a neat job with the background score as well. Cinematography and editing are done to the best.
It has been a common practice in Kollywood of blending violence and bloodshed to Madurai. On the whole, Thagararu is an average fare that fails to engage audience in many places.
Verdict: Below average
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