Thuppaki Review

Let me start with wishing you all a happy and prosperous Diwali.

Thuppaki directed by A.R.Murugadoss with Vijay as protagonist is one of the most expected movies of this year. It is because of the dream team which has joined hands for the first time. Thuppaki has Tamil SuperStar Vijay, Critically acclaimed director A.R.Murugadoss, National Award Winning Technicians Santhosh Sivan & Sreekar Prasad and Music by Harris Jayaraj. Did the dream team deliver a movie which can satisfy the audience? The answer is an astounding 'YES'. Thuppaki has a power packed script backed up by some eyebrow raising performances.  

Vijay as 'Captain Jagdish' has delivered a performance of his life and there is no scenes which projects him as a superhero like his previous ventures. There are very few logical flaws but they can't be noticed in this racy movie. It is not like everytime Vijay has to carry the entire movie on his shoulders, there are enough scope for others to perform as well. Vidyut Jamwal as the head of Sleeper Cell Network has impressed everyone with his looks and acting skills.

The movie starts with Army Jawans coming to their home towns to spend their holidays. There starts the story where one of the sleeper cells bombs a public bus and the hero catch holds of the criminal. The criminal was handed over to the Police by the hero but the criminal escapes from the hospital where he's been treated. Vijay tracks down the criminal and house arrests him. The hero tortures the victim and starts gathering information about the sleeper cells which are planning for a huge attack in Mumbai.  Vijay with the help of his army fellas tracks down the entire network and shoots them down. The first operation scene was pictured to perfection. AR Murugadoss made sure the audience get goose bumps in the operation scenes. 

The second half is all about the cat and mouse game between the hero and the head of sleeper cells network. The second half is bit lengthy when compared to the racy first half. I don't want to reveal much about the second half as it can spoil the surprises of the audience who are yet to watch the movie. Trust me, you won't be disappointed.

Let's speak about the performance of Ilayathalapathy Vijay. I am happy Vijay has chosen such a script and it is clearly evident that he has been a director's boy throughout the movie. You would even see the heroine teasing Vijay in many scenes, which you would've never seen in any of the Vijay's movies. He sizzles everyone with his dialogue delivery (especially in Hindi) and amazing dance moves. There is no doubt that this is one of the best performances of Vijay and I hope the best is yet to come.

The director has learned a lot from his previous failure and have not committed the mistakes again. He makes sure he engages the neutral audiences as well as Vijay Fans. He maintained the balance with such an ease. The songs already being chart busters, Harris has given a decent BGM throughout the movie. Another hero of the movie is 'Santhosh Sivan' who has framed every scene like a dream (especially the stunt sequences). Kajal Agarwal is beautiful but doesn't have much to perform. Jayaram is totally unnecessary for the movie. I wonder he has been included in this power packed script. Sathyan as a police officer has done a decent job.

There is much left for me to write about the movie. I watched the movie in the worst theatre of the country in between cracker explosions inside the theatre and people standing in their seats every now and then. I can't wait to watch the movie again in a multiplex peacefully. Stay tuned to look out for the movie's technical brilliance explained.

Bottom Line: Thuppaki is a perfect entertainer for all segments of audiences. 

My rating: 4.5/5