Thana Serntha Kootam (2018) starring Suriya is an action film directed by Vignesh Shivan of Naanum Rowdydhaan (2015) fame. The plot feels like a typical falooda – one scoop of Gentleman (1993), one scoop of Ramanaa (2002) with a generous pouring of Kanthaswamy (2009) – it is familiar desert, sweet but not exciting. It is the story of a disheartened youth, takes law into his own hands to fight corruption by turning into a modern-day Robinhood.
Suriya has limited his overacting and done his role aptly – if only the screenplay had pulled its weight he could’ve really shined. Ramya Krishnan charms the audience with her majestic performance. Sodakku song, composed by Anirudh had already become a super hit and it has been pictured well. It felt nice to see veteran comedian Senthil after a long time – unfortunately he has not been utilised effectively. Throughout the film, Suresh Menon and “Navarasa Nayagan” Karthik, appear as if they are going to smartly crack the case, but they don’t.
Please don’t get me started on the numerous logic gaps in every heist the hero and his gang do. The film keeps it hanging on what happened to the plan by Suriya to stop the planned marriage of the heroine Keerthy Suresh with her arranged fiance.