Thaakka Thaakka Movie Review
– A Good Story letdown by a Bad Screenplay

Thaakka Thaakka

Vikranth is an amazing actor who did some great roles in movies like 'Muthukku Muthaga' and 'Pandia Naadu'. However, he is yet to get his recognition as an individual hero as his friends Vishnu, Vishal, Arya among others have.

Release date: 28 August 2015Genre: Action, Romance, Thriller
Cast: Vikranth, Aravinnd Singh, Rahul Venkat, Abhinaya, Leema Babu, Parvati Nirban and many othersDirector: Sanjeev
Written: SanjeevMusic Director: Jakes Bejoy
Cinematography: Sujith SarangEditor: Sreejith Sarang
Production Company: Versatile StudioDistributed by: Kalaipuli International
Running time: 141 MinutesCBFC Rating: 'U/A'

Most expected 'Thaakka Thaakka' to be the movie that brings him the big break. While it is a good theme with hard hitting storyline and good technical aspects, it doesn't deliver as promised.

Quick Glance

What's great?

  • • Great cinematography with impressive color tones

  • • Good performance by Vikranth, Bose Venkat and Arul Doss

  • • A storyline that carries a strong message for the public

  • • Interesting beginning

What's not?
  • • Few but exceptionally annoying song placements

  • • An extremely predictable screenplay and dialog that tests your patience

  • • Two and half hours is too long for this movie

The story is of a young guy who has a brutal past during his childhood which he is trying hard to forget. But, when he comes across the same enemy who is trying to hurt his friend's girlfriend and his trusted friend, he gets into an action mode to ensure the villainy doesn't continue.

The Cast

Vikrant has improved amazingly and does a clean job. However, it is the script and the narrative style that drags him back. Bose Venkat is known for his ease of acting and he does it again while it is Arul Dass as the menacing villain who leaves a mark on screen. The friend played by Aravind Singh who's actually a cinematographer is well defined and he does it with aplomb. Abhinaya does better lip sync than many top heroines in Tamil cinema if you could overlook her minor flaws.

The Team

Director Sanjeev has come up with a storyline that showcases the dark side of the society including prostitution and other things that we don't discuss usually. But, he fails to convince the audience and seat them with a tight screenplay. While technical aspects including camera, music and scenes are good, the slow narration combined with few masala elements spoils the plot. With good potential, we can expect Sanjeev to come up with something much better in his next attempt.

Bottom line – Vikranth and supporting cast is a saving grace in this movie that's just ok because it misses the mark.

Certified Fresh – No!

Stars – 3.25/5