When Deiva Thirumagal’s trailers were out, they resembled the scenes of Hollywood flick “I Am Sam”. It is true that the film has drawn inspiration from the Hollywood film but it is a daring attempt by director Vijay to handle such an off-beat storyline.
Krishna (Vikram) is a mentally challenged person and has the mental ability of a five year old. He works at a chocolate factory near Ooty .Unfortunately, his wife Banu dies when she gives birth to their daughter Nila (Sara) and he strives hard to bring up Nila in the best possible way. When Nila is five years old, she is suddenly abducted by Shwetha (Amala Paul) and her father Rajendran (Sachin Khedekar). It is later known that they are the sister and father of Banu respectively. Krishna approaches a lawyer Anuradha (Anushka) and her assistant Vinod (Santhanam) to get back his daughter while Rajendran approaches a leading lawyer Bashyam (Nassar) to retain Nila with him. The rest of the story tells us what happens to Nila and who takes care of her thereafter.
Vikram as a mentally challenged person and a helpless father has surpassed everyone’s expectations. This film is another feather in the cap for Vikram who has yet again showed us that he is one of the finest actors in Tamil film industry. Sara as the little daughter steals the show with her cute expressions. Anushka as a struggling lawyer is quite brilliant in her role. Santhanam has provided comic relief without deviating from the main plot. Amala Paul has very little scope to perform while seasoned actors Nassar, Y. Gee. Mahendran and M.S.Bhaskar have acted effectively.
G.V.Prakash Kumar’s music is really a boon to the film and Nirav Shah’s cinematography has captured Ooty in an exquisite manner. Director Vijay has handled a strikingly different storyline successfully and must be hailed for that.
Deiva Thirumagal is a heart-melting movie made for the child inside everyone of us. The movie will give you inner happiness and you can come out of the movie hall with a big smile for watching a classic film.
Sai Shyam G