Thoogavanam Movie Review

Cast: Kamal Haasan, Prakash Raj, Trisha, Uma Riyaz Khan
Production: Raaj Kamal Films International
Direction: Rajesh M Selva
Music: M Ghibran

Thoonga Vanam’ is the direct Tamil remake of French Blockbuster ‘Sleepless Night’. Kamal Haasan himself has penned the screenplay apart from playing the main lead in the Tamil movie.

Kamal Haasan (Diwakar) plays the role of Narcotic bureau officer. He along with his partner Yugi steals cocaine from Prakash Raj, the kingpin of a drug racket. The officer’s son gets kidnapped and can save his son? The answer to this question forms the interesting part of the story.

Trisha’s makeover as an officer of the NCB adds spice to the movie watching experience. She shows strength and agility, which is of great importance to the role. Prakash Raj as Vittal Rao, is no stereotypical mafioso. He portrays arrogance, feels fear and struggles with pain. Kishore, Sampath, Asha Sharath, Yugi Sethu, Jagan and Madhu Shalini add excitement to the plot. Aman Abdullah, as Kamal’s son has a meaty role and his brief appearance is packed with wits and strong emotions!

Kamal Haasan, realizing the lack of space for star-showboating in this pressure-steamer premise, comes up with a brilliantly restrained performance as the man on the verge of insanity.

‘Thoonga Vanam’ is a good thriller.