There are certain times, where even before analysing the plus and minus of a film, it bluntly gains the appreciation for one reason – THE HARDWORK. This is so much illustrious with Theeran Adhigaaram Ondru, which witnesses the complete involvement of each and every actor, technician and almost everyone in the crew. This Karthi-Rakul Preet Singh starrer TAO is directed by ‘Sathuranga Vettai’ fame Vinoth and is produced by SR Prabhu and SR Prakash Babu of Dream Warrior Pictures.
The film opens with a police officer Theeran Thirumaran (Karthi) recollecting one of his most unforgettable cases, which his entire course of life.
Perhaps, we are limiting the film’s synopsis to just one line for revealing more could turn out to be a spoiler. Karthi should have definitely shed nearly 5Kgs by the end of Theeran shoot. Jokes apart! We meant to say that he has been seen running miles and miles that should have taken him through a toilsome phase. He has worked a lot in body language, mannerisms and expressions, which deserves special mention. Abhimanyu Singh as the baddie exhibits the deadly antagonistic shade. Since, major portions of the film are shot in North India, most of the characters are Hindi artists and they’ve done complete justice to their roles. On the flip side, the portions involving Rakul Preet Singh looks completely inappropriate to the film’s screenplay. A version without heroine in addition to trimming of few scenes, especially the second half chasing sequence would have made the film racier. But it doesn’t mean that the actress hasn’t done her job properly. She has been on her best to get the role done properly. This film is something that demands a running length of not more than 2hrs, but with an additional 40 minutes, it turns out to be slightly flimsy in few places. But then, it doesn’t look like a huge drawback for the hard work of every actor is so much evident in every frame. Bose Venkat has given his complete heart and soul into the project, which is so much outstanding.
The greatest showstopper sequences are the 25 minutes drama before intermission and the bus sequence by second half followed by climax. These episodes really brim up the theatres with unlimited applause and emotions.
Background score Ghibran is fantabulous, but the songs are nowhere close to the screenplay. It’s good that most of them happen as montage songs or else it would have hampered the progression of story. Cinematography across the desert laden lands of Rajasthan definitely deserves special mention. Vinoth has worked a lot on detailing and research, which is so much evident in many places.
Director Vinoth has strictly remained close to reality in projecting the sequences. The way, a police deals the case and how the pressures are handled is very well shown here. Policemen are not superheroes; they are ordinary human beings like anyone else. The home sickness, nauseas and fever that hits them psychologically and physically has been exhibited with more depth.