Echarikkai: Ithu Manithargal Nadamaadum Idam
Director Sarjun K M has made a solid debut in ‘Echarikkai: Ithu Manithargal Nadamaadum Idam’, a gripping thriller which deals with human emotions and minds in an interesting manner.
Ably supported by a talented team of actors and technicians, he has come up with a movie that keeps us glued to the seats till interval thanks to a terrific first-half.
David (Kishore) comes out of prison after serving a sentence for murder. He, along with his nephew, Thomas (Vivek Rajgopal), who is a small-time criminal, kidnap Shweta (Varalakshmi Sarathkumar).
Shweta is the daugher of a wealthy businessman Perumal (Jayakumar). David and Thomas plan to become rich by getting huge ransom from Perumal. In the meantime, they also have a personal motive.
After coming to know that his daughter is kidnapped, Perumal seeks the help of Nataraj (Sathyaraj), a retired police officer, to save Shweta from the criminals.
However, Nataraj cannot go out of his house since he has to take care of his ailing daughter who is always in need of attention and care. Hence, he sets up a command centre in his home itself.
The rest is all about whether Nataraj is able to catch the kidnappers, whether Shweta is saved or not, what are the real intentions behind all these happenings and who is cheating who.
Sathyaraj is strong and steady as retired police officer who has to take care of his daughter. Others in the cast, including Varalakshmi and Kishore, have performed well. But Yogi Babu has not been utilised well.
The film loses steam post interval and the characters and scenes lack depth. Even the climax is not so touching as it was aimed to be. However, the director has done a good job considering the fact that he is a fresher.
Rating: 3 out of 5