Thiruttu Payale 2 Movie Review
There is a list of few movies that actually brings up a strong and realistic premise, where one could feel themselves vulnerable to such situations in real life. In particular, the contemporary crisis of Facebook, where innocents have more risk factors of becoming prey to few miscreants. In most cases, we have come across many women being prone to such issues. Director Susi Ganesan, who returns back to his directorial venture after a long hiatus tries to tag his magnum opus ‘Thiruttu Payale’ to title… But there are no relevance between his 2006 hit movie and this Thiruttu Payale 2 featuring Bobby Simha, Prasanna and Amala Paul in lead roles.
The miserable part
Bobby Simha ennobles himself as ‘Honest Corrupt Cop’, who has been appointed to tap the calls of high profiled personalities in confidential cases. While he proves to be a honest cop to his department, his other side as ‘corrupted’ one keeps him winning more wealth. During one such coincidental call tapping, he comes to know that a smart conman who traps women on Facebook and misuses them for his pleasure. The miserable part is when he comes to know that his wife Agal (Amala Paul) happens to be a victim as well. But hunting him down isn’t as easy as Bobby Simha initially thinks.
The first hour traverses for few minutes with middling momentum, but it gains pace after 30 minutes. By the point of intermission, we get really curious that second hour is going to be much more engaging. In contrast, the drama gets too hackneyed with repeated play. The tricks played between Bobby Simha and Prasanna becomes time worn, which could have been avoided. A film with such a plot really deserves a crisp and intact screenplay that shouldn’t get beyond 120 minutes. But the second hour being dragged eclipses some of the finest moments.
How engaging the film would’ve been
There are few things that could have been avoided like Amala Paul’s younger brother getting into play. These episodes don’t help the film anywhere to progress. On the pars, the scenes involving Bobby Simha, Amala Paul and Prasanna together at home followed by few strangers mercilessly hitting Prasanna, where Bobby gets to save him are very well narrated. How engaging the film would’ve been if the director had few more scenes of this paradigm to keep us more hooked into the drama.
Vidyasagar implements newfangled music in the backdrop, especially with the Jazz styled Thiruttu Payale theme song. The melodious tracks have been scored well, but they don’t look apt with the placement. Yet another diminishing factor is that we don’t find the romantic chemistry between the lead pair, which is highly necessary for this genre of movie.
Susi Ganesan deserves special mention for bringing up a real strong issue into celluloid. Although, this is a fictional take of an current issue, it would be really appealing to many cohort of audiences. But with the narrative pattern, the film fails to travel with raciness, and carries repetitions too, which should have been corrected by Susi on final draft.
Verdict: A well chosen script that slightly stumbles with screenplay