Lounge Movie Review

Thanga Magan (2015)

Thanga Magan (தங்க மகன்) follows the last year Velaiilla Pattadhari (2014) movie’s super hit combination  by Director Velraj and Actor Dhanush.

The story starts with Tamizh (played by Dhanush), his pregnant wife Yamuna (played by Samantha) and his mom (played by Raadhika) settling into a poor neighbourhood. The family is getting over a traumatic experience following the recent suicide of Tamizh’s father (played by K. S. Ravikumar) who has been accused of wrong doing by Income Tax department where he used to work. In the flashback we see the love and the break up of Tamizh and Hema (Amy Jackson) incidents leading to Tamizh marrying Yamuna. In the present Tamizh is clueless on what happened that caused his father to take his own life, this backdrop reminded me of my once favourite hero Ramarajan in Ooru Vittu Ooru Vanthu (1990).  Rest of the film is how he solves the mystery and takes revenge against the corrupt Income Tax Officer Prakash Kumar (played by Jayaprakash).

Samantha should be appreciated for playing a completely de-glamourised role as a responsible housewife and mother in the film. For a mass hero like Dhanush, the film has very few number of fight sequences; thank you Director.  Instead of harping on the past after his failed love with Hema, Tamizh moves on with his life and loves Yamuna his wife unconditionally – a relief to watch. Anirudh Ravichander has delivered excellent background music which adds much needed tempo to the film. There are few interesting scenes in the last twenty minutes where Tamizh goes after the bad guys responsible for his father’s death. Other than these there is nothing of highlight in the film, the screenplay moves along in expected lines with no twists anywhere and that’s the weakness of the film inspite of some good performance by lead actors.