Playing a police officer is the dream of almost every actor. For, it will catapult him as a mass hero. And music composer-turned-actor Vijay Antony, who was fast riding the ladder of fame, has attempted one in ‘Thimiru Pudichavan’.
The film, an out and out commercial entertainer, has been directed by Ganeshaa, who is said to be a former associate of ace director S S Rajamouli. Without minding much about logic, he has served a racy package.
Murugavel (Vijay Antony) is a police constable who wants to create a positive change in the society. But there is a problem in the home itself, as his younger brother prefers to be a juvenile criminal.
Murugavel’s brother works for underworld gangster Meesai Padma (Dheena) and does not reform himself despite sincere efforts by Murugavel. In the meantime, Murugavel is promoted as sub-inspector and transferred to Chennai.
A police officer with passion and determination, Murugavel kills his own brother after finding him as a henchman. This act of him promotes him as inspector of police.
He is also on a mission to teach a lesson to Meesai Padma, who indulges teenagers in crimes since juveniles will face only less punishment.
In his path to achieve the mission, Murugavel has to face many hurdles, especially from his colleagues. But he instills pride in the minds of police personnel and teaches them the importance of being honest.
Vijay Antony has improved from his earlier film and has performed well the role of a police officer. Nivetha Pethuraj is the show stealer with her casual acting and Chennai slang. Dheena, if he maintains the same momentum, will emerge the numero uno villain of Tamil cinema.
Since Vijay Antony is the music composer as well, he has done complete justice, especially in background score. Director Ganeshaa, with his racy screenplay, has satisfied audience who love masala movies loaded with heroism.
Rating: 3 out of 5