Filmmaker Magizh Thirumeni, a former associate of Gautham Vasudev Menon, is known for delivering stylish flicks like his mentor. In the past, in association with Arun Vijay, he had presented ‘Thadaiyara Thaakka’, a gripping flick.
Now, by joining hands with the same actor, the director has come up with ‘Thadam’, which is a whodunit murder mystery with so many twists and turns. It’s about twins who are caught by the police for a murder.
Kavin (Arun Vijay) is a streetsmart conman who is good at swindling money from smugglers. He indulges in crimes in association with his aide Suruli (Yogi Babu). He also woos women, but doesn’t reciprocate to Ananthi (Smruthi Venkat) who loves him truly.
Ezhil (Arun Vijay) is an entrepreneur in construction business and leads a modern lifestyle with a posh bungalow and a BMW car. He is in love with Deepika (Tanya Hope), a techie.
One day, a murder happens and the police team led by Gopalakrishnan (FEFSI Vijayan) arrests Ezhil, as his image was seen in a selfie clicked by a neighbour of the victim. Gopalakrishnan also has to settle some personal scores with Ezhil.
Soon, another team of police arrests Kavin in a drunken drive case and brings him to the station. Vijayan and other cops are shocked to see the striking similarities between Kavin and Ezhil.
They also realise that they are twins. Now, Gopalakrishnan entrusts the task of finding out the real culprit to Sub-Inspector Malarvizhi (Vidya Pradeep). Is the smart officer able to solve the crime is the rest of Thadam.
Arun Vijay is improving by every film of his and ‘Thadam’ is one among them. He has really worked hard to get his act right as twins. Vidya Pradeep shines among the female actresses, though Smruthi Venkat, Tanya Hope and Sonia Agarwal (as the twins’ mother) are there.
Technically, the film is sound and stylish. Magizh Thirumeni has done the magic in his gripping writing and it has worked well, despite the flashback portions and a few scenes affecting the flow.
Rating: 3.5 out of 5