Kuttrame Thandanai (2016)
Being the next film from the Director who gave us Kaaka Muttai (2015), Kuttrame Thandanai (குற்றமே தண்டனை) had big expectations on it. Luckily Director Manikandan has not been disappointed, he has given an interesting crime thriller.
The story is about Ravichandran (played by Vidharth of Mynaa fame), a credit card collection agent whose life takes a turn after the murder of a girl living in the same apartment complex. Ravi is shown to be suffering from Tunnel vision, Vidharth playing that role brilliantly – even many hours after the film I kept thinking about the people who are suffering from this degenerative eye condition. Actor Rahman as a wealthy businessman comes out as the perfect cast for the role. Pooja Devariya has done well in her role as a call centre agent fighting off the tempers of defaulters. Aishwarya Rajesh as the murder victim has a limited role but doesn’t fail to leave an impression on us. Nassar plays a supporting character of an old man seeking out someone to talk to, has acted convincingly in a scene where he blows glass to make a tabletop showpiece.
Maestro Illaiyaraaja has done the music, with no songs in the 99 minutes film, with his background music he keeps the tempo of the film going. Kuttrame Thandanai is a good watch in this festival season.