Partly inspired by Ramayanam and partly by Kannitheevu, ‘Sindhubaadh’, the third offering from the combo of Vijay Sethupathi and director Arun Kumar, is a roller coaster ride that takes the audience from Tamil Nadu to Thailand.
While the first venture of VS and Arun gave us the touching ‘Pannaiyarum Padminiyum’, their second outing was the gripping ‘Sethupathi’. Let’s check out how their third product is.
Thiru (Vjay Sethupathi) is a small-time thief who, in association with his protege Super (Surya Vijay Sethupathi), indulges in pick-pockets and stealing from the rich.
He is slightly hearing impaired and is full of cheer and quirkiness. He comes across Venba (Anjali), who works as a contract labourer in Malaysia, and is in her native on leave.
The thief falls for Venba and begins to woo her. Venba understands the good heart of Thiru and accepts him. However, as work calls her, she leaves for Malaysia.
Thiru gets a distress call from Venba, who informs him that she has been kidnapped by a prostitution gang in Thailand. She requests him to come to Thailand to rescue her.
The rest is all about the journey of Thiru and Super to Thailand, where they have to take on Ling (Linga), a dreaded gangster, to rescue Venba.
The first half is cool, casual, funny and quirky. Full marks to Vijay Sethupathi, Arun Kumar and Anjali, while extra marks should be given to Surya, the young star who goes all guns blazing.
But the latter half is dragging. But still, we are able to sustain our interest due to VS, Surya, Yuvan Shankar Raja’s peppy music and Vijay Kartik Kannan’s catchy cinematography.
It is no wrong to get inspired by Kannitheevu. But making the film stretching like the popular comic strip is what make us slightly underwhelming. However, ‘Sindhubaadh’ has its own moments and it will not disappoint Vijay Sethupathi fans, for their ‘Kutty Makkal Selvan’ is also there.
Rating: 3 out of 5