Theri (TAMIL)

SPOILERS ALERT

I’d rate this movie 4/5.

PLOT:  The plot is cliche with the hero, D.C.P Vijay Kumar/Joeseph Kuruvilla, getting into loggerheads with a gangster politician – reason being: the politician’s son commits rape but knowing he won’t get punished due to his affluence, D.C.P kills him. The politician wants revenge. Ultimately, will the politician get his revenge or will D.C.P put a stop to him first.

BEST POINT: Despite being this cliche, I never saw it coming.

When you watch the trailer and you see two heroines, you immediately know one of them is going to die. You immediately know this is going to be a flashback movie. I expected Mithra (D.C.P’s wife) to die, but the exact moment when she did die, I was caught off guard. And that’s what this movie does well. The direction is so well done that the things you expect always happens when you least expect it.

FAVOURITE SCENE: It’s a scene where Nivi in her child like innocence asks the politician to apologise, to simply say sorry, for his wrongdoings. But he doesn’t. It’s really hard to put into words why I like that scene. I’ll try. As adults we’ve come to believe that sorry is just a word, that it doesn’t mean anything but to that kid, saying sorry is the greatest atonement there is no matter the crime. The innocence of a child, in my opinion, is humanity’s gift. Everyone will be a lot more kinder to each other if we still retained that innocence.

PET PEEVES:  Annie’s hairstyle. No, I kid. The main thing I detest is the fact that D.C.P and Nivi survived the killing attempt made by the politician. Mithra got shot in the waist while D.C.P got shot twice in the shoulder and got his skull most probably crushed by the steel mallet. But who survived? D.C.P.

P.S Nivi shouldn’t have survived either.

Everyone who survived the murder scenes in this movie should have died.

SONGS: The songs are fine. The lyrics have been given a lot of thought.

All in all, the movie is actually good. The lesson about whether a child grows up to be morally good or bad, is dependent on the father’s way of raising the child, is praiseworthy.

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