Director Vignesh Karthick and Aishwarya Rajesh have to be appreciated for handling a taboo subject that has been rarely seen in Tamil cinema. That unique climax topic makes Thittam Irandu (திட்டம் இரண்டு) worth watching. Unfortunately, the screenplay was not engaging for a murder thriller, it had too many logic gaps and after the first hour loses steam. As a result, it gets only a ‘Raw’ on Mangoidiots score. The film is available on the Sony Liv platform.
Athira (Aishwarya Rajesh) is an inspector in Chennai, during a bus journey she meets a young man named Arjun (Subash Selvam) who gives his berth away for her – this act and their subsequent chance encounters make her fall in love with him. Meanwhile, Athira is devasted by the death of her childhood friend Surya in an accident that she suspects to be a murder and starts investigating with no leads. What happened to Surya? Does she have a secret that even Athira doesn’t know? These get revealed in the film.
I like Aishwarya Rajesh, and in this film too, she has given an impressive performance. Subash Selvam has done his role well. Joining them has been the good performance of Ananya Ramprasad as Surya, not an easy role to do.
For a murder mystery, maintaining the suspense is important, and on that, the director has succeeded. Maybe that focus led him to keep dragging the case for too long, making unnecessary turns and thereby losing our attention. In the end, there was a big reveal but it happened as easy as we unlock our phone every day, just suddenly and without any prelude. Overall, Thittam Irandu stays as Plan B and is unlikely to shine as the audience’s first choice.