2 hrs 33 mins
Tharangam is a crime-comedy that follows the misadventures of two bumbling cops. Featuring a cast of colourful characters each with their own agenda, the film is an entertainer with elements of comedy, action, fantasy, suspense and romance.
Tharangam that had graced screens today. The movie stars youth icon Tovino Thomas and Balu Varghese in lead roles. Theaters all over the state showed immense response for the film opening to be a good release. tamil star Dhanush being the producer of the movie. The movie, produced by Dhanush and Mini Studio has been co-written by Arun Narayanan
Plot of the story
The curious case of Kallan Pavithran is the story of Kallan Pavithran, a petty thief who was cursed by God that his descendants will continue to suffer for his sin. When Pavithran persistently pushes God to forgive his descendants, God explains the situation and tells him that there is only one way out. The situation has lives of Pappan/Padmanabhan (Tovino), Joy (Balu), Malu/Malini (Santy), Omana (Neha Iyer) and Siju (Saiju Kurup) tangled into a big mess.The movie opens up with Padmanabhan (Tovino Thomas) and Joy (Balu Varghese) two police officers who upon their superior’s instruction takes up a risky mission to locate and report about the smugglers of a particular locality. The later part describes how the two manages to proceed forward with the mission taking on the odds coming against them. The climax resembling the old-fashioned Priyadarshan, Siddique- Lal versions upto a mark gives the audience a thrilling cinematic feel.
Cast and performance
Tovino Thomas and Balu Varghese has given a top notch act as Padmanabhan and Joy. Their combination scenes were filled with comedy and thrill. The female leads Santhy Balachandran and Neha Iyer too had put up a brilliant performance apt to the instances. Apart from them Manoj K Jayan, Saiju Kurup, Sijoy Varghese, Shammi Thilakan and Dileesh Pothen had also played their parts well.
Cinematography, Music – Background score and Edits are decisive in determining the extent to which a comedy thriller like Tharangam succeeds in reaching its desired excellence. Deepak D Menon has cranked the camera and displays good virtuosity in intertwining itself with Ashwin Renju’s funky background scores, and the final product after Sreenath R’s precise cuts is a decent and pleasing dark comedy.
Debut director Dominic Arun’s Tharangam is a smart black comedy with a racy screenplay and intricate plot.
KBO Rating 3/5 (Total Score 60% Out Of 100)