It's no longer a secret that many Hindi films are influenced
by South flicks and then collect a lot of money at the box office. Films from
the South, in particular, are a source of inspiration for strong performers and
Before seeing Thalapathy Vijay's Master recently, I was
completely unaware of the amazing content the South cinema had to offer. I
started to worry that I was missing out on fantastic stuff simply because of
the language barrier, so I decided to watch one Tamil film every week, and trust me;
it never fails to surprise me.
My recent watch was Thittam Irandu. Vignesh Karthik directed
Thittam Irandu, which stars Aishwarya Rajesh in the major role. The film was recently released on the Sony Live OTT platform and has garnered immense praise for its content.
Here are my thorough reasons why you should not miss this
Athira (Aishwarya), a 25-year-old Inspector who has been
moved to Chennai, is on her way to her new assignment aboard a sleeper bus. She
had a conversation with a guy co-passenger (Subash Selvam). Athira is smitten
by the stranger, even though she has no idea who he is. The jovial young man, a
part-time actor, disembarks without waving goodbye. He does, however, leave a
short handwritten message wishing Athira a Happy New Year, simply signed
"L-9" (the number of his bus seat). A heightened sense of intrigue
fuels the young policewoman's growing interest in the enigmatic co-traveler.
The conflict is established just 10 minutes into the story.
Surya (Ananya Ramprasad), Athira's childhood friend, has vanished. Athira and
her colleagues discover a burned dead body in a burning automobile a few days
into the inquiry. Surya's body has been identified by forensics. Athira refuses
to believe the reports and sets out on a mission to uncover the murderer.
Multiple subplots and twists emerge from the investigation.
The narrative is mysterious enough to keep Thittam Irandu
interested until the very end, when, as previously stated, the film delivers a
big surprise. The technique, the set of procedures that it employs makes its
way to the conclusion, is very thrilling.
The amazing performances by the actors will keep you
fascinated. Aishwarya Rajesh, with this film, proves that she is a force to be
reckoned with on-screen. Whether it's loss, astonishment, betrayal, or
suffering, her tears speak volumes in this film. Her close-ups are a joy to
watch. Apart from her, the film offers Subash Selvam's fantastic performance as
Arjun and Gokul Anand's outstanding portrayal as Kishore. Apart from them,
Pavel Navageethan, Jeeva Ravi, and Ananya Ramprasad, among others, provide the
intriguing tale just the perfect amount of punch.
While watching a film, if the background score isn't
perfect, it can also make you hate the plot no matter how convincing it is. In
this film, Satish Ragunathan, the film's music director, has created music that
complements the intriguing tale and makes it a more interesting watch. Several
scenes in the film are enhanced by the music.
Director Vignesh Karthick, who made waves with his viral
short film series Yours Shamefully, has done a fantastic job with the social
themes in this film. He has created a well-crafted thriller with a compelling
narrative. What works in the film's favor is that the conflicts are introduced
at regular intervals, ensuring that the research process does not get tedious.
Gokul Benoy's work as a cinematographer is pretty excellent.
Because the majority of the sequences are shot at night, lighting plays an
important role in the film's overall mood. The soundtrack and background score
by Sathish Raghunathan was perfect for the film.