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Thavam- A suicidal penance
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Cast : Arun Vijay, Vandana, Arpitha, Vadivelu

Direction: Sakthi Paramesh

Music: D Imman

Production: Arjun

Hero and heroine meet at the altar of death. The ensuing discussion between them just before taking away their lives leads them to complete their unfulfilled desires and get back to their original mission of killing themselves. When they consume sleeping pills and are in their last minutes battling for life, they fall in love. Whether the duo survives or dies or one of them dies leaving behind the other has been narrated with the help of Vadivelu by director Shakthi Paramesh who has worked as assistant director in many films. Thavam is produced by action king Arjun.

Arun Vijay is one such actor who is struggling to come to the forefront in tinsel town despite being talented. His hard work is palpable in dance, music and stunt sequences but somehow something seems to be missing somewhere. Debutant heroines Vandana and Arpitha’s generosity in skin show does not make an impact.

Vadivelu- He shines in any kind of role and if at all the film evokes some kind of interest, the credit goes only to Vaigai Puyal. He dons the role of a petty thief in the film. He steals the jewels from people in the beach and makes his escape in a horse. When the affected party complains to the owner of the horse, he reassures them calmly saying that the horse would return to the same spot and that they would get back the jewels.


True to his words, the horse returns and Vadivelu gets beaten. Though the sequence is stale as it can get, it is made enjoyable by the performance of this veteran actor with his typical body language and the right timing of dialogues. As it has become his established trend, Vennira Aadai Moorthy revels in double entendres. Kalaivani as the mother of Arun Vijay gives the viewers an arduous time. The director has failed to etch her character properly and one is totally at a loss of her presence in the film.

On the technical front, D Imman’s music as well as background score are appalling and so are the lyrics. As the sequences right from the start to the finish tread on an expected path, it is difficult to get involved with the film. There is no depth in story, screenplay and narration is weak and pathetic.

Verdict - can be missed

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