THONDAN MOVIE REVIEW


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Censor Rating : U
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THONDAN CAST & CREW
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Production: Naadodigal Productions, R. Manikandan
Cast: Samuthirakani, Sunaina, Thambi Ramaiah, Vikranth
Direction: Samuthirakani
Screenplay: Samuthirakani
Story: Samuthirakani
Music: Justin Prabhakaran
Background score: Justin Prabhakaran
Cinematography: Richard M Nathan
Dialogues: Samuthirakani
Editing: A.L.Ramesh
Singers: Daya Bijibal, Diwakar, Justin Prabhakaran, Pradeep Kumar, Prashanthini, Sean Roldan, Vaikom Vijayalakshmi
Lyrics: Vivekh, Yuga Bharathi
PRO: Nikkil Murugan

Certain films are made for everyone but they are finally accepted by a certain section people while the rest finds the treatment to be a little preachy. That is how Samuthirakani’s Thondan is. It has a few social messages for everyone while some appreciate them, some disparage them. It is all in the eyes that you look at it. But one thing is for certain, if Samuthirakani’s recent works had impressed you then Thondan would be a satisfactory ride.

 

One thing with Samuthirakani is that his intentions are always commendable. You will find a lot of relevant social messages laced with some commercial aspects. When the message part gets a little overdone, the overall feel of the film changes. Samuthirakani has tried to strike a balance between the two but the commercial part doesn’t entertain you as much you would want it to be. Majorly the love segments. Thondan has two parallel love tracks, both look half baked.

 

You find 100% perfect man only in Samuthirakani’s films. Of course, it is not wrong to design characters like that. It sets an example of how one could lead his life but too much of advice makes you feel that you are in a class to learn how to live a perfect life.

 

The screenplay has been set in a way that there are few scenes for the masses, time in and time out, but that shift is not so smooth. Thondan talks about a lot of subjects starting from work, society, passion, family, love to Jallikattu, politics and farmers issue. Had the core concept been limited to one or two topics, Thondan would have been a more focused and easily accessible product that would be accepted by majority.

 

Dialogues have always been a backbone in Samuthirakani’s films. He is a proven writer and his words could inspire many. Vikranth gets to play a pivotal role which he has performed with ease and élan. Soori though comes just for 10 to 15 minutes; he makes a mark with some message-oriented funny one-liners. Ganja Karuppu’s comedy sparks now and then but does not make you laugh wholeheartedly. Technical aspects could have been better, from songs to visuals. It has got the same locations as Appa, and pretty much the same casts as Appa which gives you a déjà vu feel though the content is different.

THONDAN VIDEO REVIEW


Verdict: Thondan intends to convey moral values but its treatment could have been more focused.

BEHINDWOODS REVIEW BOARD RATING

2.25 2.25
( 2.25 / 5.0 )

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SONGS REVIEW

Review by : Behindwoods Review Board
Album Release Date : Apr 09,2017

Thondan Thondan
Singer: Diwakar
Lyrics: Yugabharathi

 

Thondan Thondan, a fast paced title track to start with by composer Justin. It has been rendered by singer Diwakar who has the energy to match such a number. The chorus is not too appealing and the use of instruments like guitar and strings are evident. The electric guitar is a constant and Thondan Thondan is that number which gives the adrenaline rush.


Chelakutti Joraa 
Singers: Justin Prabhakaran, Prashanthini
Lyricist: Vivek

 

A folk based medium paced number that has foot tapping music. Instruments like Nadhaswaram give it the rural feeling. It is a celebration based song which has a tinge of Kuthu as well. It has been sung well by Justin himself and aided by the vocals of Prashanthini.

 

Poi Varavaa
Singer
: Sean Roldan
Lyrics: Yugabharathi

 

Poi Varavaa is a melancholy number which is an instrument dominated song. Sean Roldan sounds at his usual best and adds life and emotion to this kind of the number. Lyrics by Yugabharathi are also impressive. Strings, flute and even percussions are put to good use with Poi Varavaa.


Ettoorum Kekkum 
Singers : Pradeep Kumar
Lyricist : Yugabharathi

 

A neat folk number with some really nice use of percussions. It has an attractive theme and both the beats and rhythm are catchy. Pradeep Kumar proves why he is known to be a versatile singer. A light number which impacts the listener for the ghatam, tabla, pulsating tune and vocals.

 

Vaasamulla Poova
Singers : Vaikom Vijayalakshmi, Daya Bijibal
Lyricist : Yugabharathi

 

A number which has craving and sadness as it’s main theme. Vaikom Vijayalakshmi seems to be the right choice for this style of song that has mild use of instruments and heavy chord usage. Piano and vocals dominate Vaasamulla Poova which falls under the category of the situational numbers. There is an innocence with Daya’s voice which gives it a different emotion

Verdict: Justin's tunes for Thondan have the standard combination of melody and folk numbers!
2.5
( 2.5 / 5.0 )

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Thondan (aka) Thondann

Thondan (aka) Thondann is a Tamil movie. Samuthirakani, Sunaina, Thambi Ramaiah, Vikranth are part of the cast of Thondan (aka) Thondann. The movie is directed by Samuthirakani. Music is by Justin Prabhakaran. Production by Naadodigal Productions, R. Manikandan, cinematography by Richard M Nathan, editing by A.L.Ramesh.