30 January 2015 | stylegamer
Best movie of the year.. Different direction of the genre
An intense thriller that sheds light on the deadly cold war between powerful drug cartels and the police. We have seen such gangster vs cop thrillers in Tamil cinema before but this movie takes the genre a few notches up though the movie execution is quite similar to the 2003 "Khakka Khakka" acted by Surya. This plays more like a Hollywood cold war spy thriller in Tamil
Meaghamann takes a while to pick up, with the director taking his time to introduce the dozen or more major characters. But once we get the background info on the various gangs, cops and the moles on either side, we are drawn into the plot, which is intricately woven and manages to keep us on the edge of our seats. The pre-interval portions, especially, are quite tense and intense Firstly this movie does not have much songs and any intro songs, hard hitting music to introduce ajith, vijay or any popular heroes to establish the characters, it just goes right into them without wasting time on unnecessary distractive introductions or comedy scenes . The director Maghil Thirumeni have previously directed the ultra dark crime noir movie "Thadayara Thakka" but in this movie has avoided direct gruesome or violence scenes but concentrated more on thrilling the audiences with mindbending wits and shrewdness. The killing of a police officer after being discovered is mentally gruesome scene which lets u imagine the aftermath rather than show it all .We can see the director;s touch for such scenes from Thadayara Thakka A few loopholes in the movie which are barely noticeable But, Maghilzh Thirumeni has a flair for staging tense sequences as proved in his previous film, Thadayara Thaaka, this too, has some solid nail-biting moments) and that helps us look over the flaws. An definite upcoming director soon the join the ranks of Gautham menon
Do not go in expecting chartbuster songs as the songs are pretty non existent in this movie
THe art direction and camera-work is top notch and apt for the film. the only lacking aspect is the background score which seems to be minimal.But overall adds on the tense mood throughout the film. overall the director carries the crime noir from his previous movie into this one albeit slightly differently . Highly recommended .