Sadhuranga Vettai (TAMIL)


Starring: Natraj, Ishara, Ponvannan, Ilavarasu and many more
Editing : Raja Sedhupathi
Music : Sean Roldan
Cinematography: KG Venkatesh
Directed by: H Vinoth

Trailers said that its a con movie. No good star cast except the music and gripping teasers rest all were question mark about the film. One of the major prod house acquiring the film then made a sense that this is one more special film which might take off after given a pretty good publicity. So lets see how this game of chess is played.

The movie starts with the scene from a wild life channel to show how a cheetah catches its prey which is a symbolic scene to give a glimpse of what to expect from this flick. The film is of 6 episodes based on the life of Gandhi Babu (Natraj), a conman who can easily attract people who are willing to make money. His techniques used are Eemu scam, Multi level Marketing (MLM) companies scam, temple scam and so on. When he decides to change and lead a good life his past cheating hurts him so he decides to do it for one last time when his friends also cheats him. What happens next forms the film.

The director has intelligently penned the screenplay and his choice of actors shows that he has clarity in his vision. To make the movie more interesting, the dialogues have been penned to have a longing impact and this gets thumbs up from audience instantly. The characters too are interesting and painted in different shades — a gangster who speaks in chaste and only in Tamil, a cop who understands this criminal’s ideology and so on. The usage of animation in the protagonist’s flashback is not a new one and looks cliche.

Natraj is totally convincing as a clever and intelligent speaker. He is equally comfortable in suits and the traditional dhoti and lungi, fooling everyone from villagers to the well educated. His body language and his modulation make us believe that this is a man who can get away from the toughest situation with his wits. Sean Roldan’s music is brilliant. Sean Roldan’s songs gets proper place in the narrative order. His choice of instruments in key scenes is one of the highlights of the movie. Venkatesh’s cinematography records the atmosphere well.

Debutant Vinoth has done a fantastic job by analyzing the root cause of all the scams and webbed an interesting screenplay. The movie definitely holds its share of cliches and questionable events, which wont click you till you come out of the film. With terrific screenplay, racy narration and out-of-the-box presentation, it is a surprisingly fresh film that works big time. Do not miss this con..!! 🙂


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