The most expected Pongal release ‘Thaana Serndha Kootam starring Suriya, and Keerthy Suresh in the lead roles is an entertainer packed with classy elements from the 80s.
TSK was announced as the remake of ‘Special 26’ a 2013 Hindi film, which starred Akshay Kumar, Anupam Kher and others. The original was based on the 1987 Opera House heist of Mumbai: A gang disguised as CBI officers looted a jewellery showroom of Rs 35 lakh in 1987.Though ‘Special 26’ was taken as a reference, director Vignesh Shivan filmed it in his own style to suit the preferences of the Tamil audiences. The movie revolves around a gang who conducts raids and burgles the unaccounted money from corrupt politicians and businessmen in the name of CBI. However, the minted money is utilised for the welfare of job seekers. What occurs during their last mission, involving 30vibrant graduates, is the bottom line of the story.
Suriya’s striking performance and natural acting skills has given the movie a big boost. Keerthy Suresh hardly had any scenes in the film, but in all her shots she performed pretty well. Ramya Krishnan’s performance is a must mention, the actress asusual nailed her performance.
Suresh Menon who played the villain did a great job. The voice behind the villain is Gautham Menon, he has done a commendable job lending his voice. However, Gautham Menon could have starred as the villain, as he is known to have performed previously in roles like CBI and Police officer.
Verdict: TSK is a mass entertainer combined with a Vintage touch!