Trust Jeethu Joseph for emotional family entertainers loaded with thrilling and chilling moments. His latest venture ‘Thambi’, which has Jyothika and Karthi in the lead roles, is no exception.
The story which starts off as a family drama slowly brings in suspense elements and ends on a high note after witnessing many twists and turns.
Parvathi (Jyothika) and her younger brother Saravanan are children of Gnanamoorthy (Sathyaraj), a longtime MLA of Gudalur Assembly constituency and a landlord. Saravanan goes missing when he was young.
This makes Parvathi to lead a recluse life. However, even after 15 years, she and everyone else in the family hope that Saravanan would come back one day.
A policeman (Ilavarasu) manages to find Saravanan, who is now a tourist guide named Vicky (Karthi) in Goa. Gnanamoorthy brings ‘Saravanan’ home.
Saravanan’s arrival makes everyone happy in the family and Parvathi too slowly becomes normal. But, someone plans to bump off Saravanan and murder attempts happen.
Who is trying to kill him? Why he left home 15 years ago? Is Vicky the real Saravanan or not? Watch ‘Thambi’ to know answers to these questions.
Karthi has delivered a power packed performance after ‘Kaithi’ and his timing sense in comedy scenes is extraordinary. Jyothika is soild, while Sathyaraj’s experience delivers excellent results.
Veteran actress Sowcar Janaki engages with her expressions. Ilavarasu, Anson Paul, Harish Peradi, Bala, Master Ashwanth and Nikhila Vimal play their respective parts well.
cinematography by RD Rajasekar and music by Govind Vasantha, especially his background score, are apt for the film’s mood.
But, the film lacks engaging screenplay at some places and editing too lacks that sharpness. Had these two departments helped, Jeethu Joseph would have scored another ‘Papanasam’ in ‘Thambi’.