Apparently inspired by films such as ‘Kaadhal’ and ‘Subramanyapuram’ which advocated against caste and financial status playing spoilsport in the lives of lovers, director Madhuraj has made ‘Thodraa’.
The film, which appears good on paper, could have been presented better on screen, that’s what we feel after coming out of the cinema hall. But there are some moments which are worth for our money and time.
The story is set in the backdrop of Palani and the protagonist (Prithvi Rajan) hails from a middle class family. He falls for a girl (Veena Nandakumar) who is from a rich family which takes pride on its wealth and caste.
As her family comes to know about her affair, they try to separate the couple citing caste reason. But the lovers elope from their homes and get married.
Following this, Veena’s father Gajaraj dies of heart attack and her brother M S Kumar, who holds key position in a caste-based political outfit, vows to teach a lesson to her sister and her husband.
Prithvi Rajan should be sharp at story selection if he is keen to make it big. Veena, Akshayaa Premnath, Gajaraj and Kumar are right choice for their respective characters.
The film is average technically, and overall, it can be watched for its message and rural scenes.
Rating: 2.5 out of 5