At a time when nature and other living beings are subjected to utmost pressure by the mankind, here comes ‘Thumbaa’, a film that bats for co-existence of humans with other creatures.
Harish Ram has taken up a novel subject with nobel intentions, and has achieved his mission in most parts. In a simple story, he narrates so many things.
Hari (Darshan) and Umapathy (Dheena) are painters. They reach Top Slip for a painting work. And there is Varsha (Keerthi Pandian) who comes to the place to click photographers of a tiger.
In the meantime, Thumbaa, a tiger, enters Top Slip from Kerala with its cub. On coming to know about this, a group of poachers including a forest officer, hatch a plan to capture it.
Now the three- Hari, Umapathy and Varsha- decide to save the animal from the hands of poachers. There is also a monkey named Tiger, which has its own mission.
Are the trio able to save Thumbaa? If so, how do they achieve it? Is there any solution for man-animal conflict? Answer to these questions lie in Thumbaa.
Dheena has come out with neat performance, while Darshan tries to strike a balance. It’s a good job by Keerthi Pandian, but the scene stealers are Thumbaa and Tiger, thanks to the computer graphics department.
While Thumbaa knocks at the conscience of adults, scenes that feature Tiger is a fun-filled treat for the children. Had only the script been more tight, the film would have been a rocking combo of message and entertainment.