Etharkkum Thunindhavan starts with Suriya‘s Kannabiran slaughtering a gaggle of fellows within an deserted godown. The godown is locked from within, this means that no one from the out of doors can know what is going on. That’s why it’s so complicated when Kannabiran’s mom receives a telephone name at her house. And the individual at the different aspect is giving a operating statement to her concerning the choice of people who find themselves being killed by means of Kannabiran. “What, my son killed 2 folks?”, she asks at the telephone in surprise. “What once more, he has killed 5 folks now?”
Who is that this one that is giving her a wicket-by-wicket replace about her son’s crimes which are being dedicated at the back of closed doorways? We don’t know. Possibly even director Pandiraj doesn’t know. He possibly by no means gave a lot idea to this faceless persona with a paranormal imaginative and prescient whilst making plans this film. No longer simply the scene in query, it’s protected to mention Pandiraj hasn’t put any idea into the film itself.
Kannabiran’s father, performed by means of Sathyaraj, for instance, in a second of melancholy and grief, recollects, “My son sought after to be a scientist. I sought after him to be one thing else. However, destiny and God made him like this.” It is senseless or has any relevance to the tale. If we purchase into the ache of Kannabiran’s father, then the movie wishes to give an explanation for why a wannabe scientist settled for a profession as a legal professional. Kannabiran’s handiest “medical” skill is his skill to unencumber cars with out keys. And sure, he additionally is helping ladies obtain Kavalan SOS app on their smartphones. That’s so far as Kannabiran’s flair as a person of science and era is going. Judging from the best way he argued a essential case within the film, he doesn’t also have what it takes to be a a hit suggest.
And therefore taking the autumn for others turns into Kannabiran’s handiest redeeming high quality, as a hero. He’s so shallow and dated, his characterization is a comic story within the face of the practical, and morally sturdy character of Suriya.
The film is ready an influential guy, Inba (Vinay Rai), who makes use of younger boys to trap college-going ladies into relationships, after which exploits the women to curry favours with robust males. That is impressed by means of the 2019 Pollachi sexual attack case, which concerned rapes and extortion from younger ladies.
Director Pandiraj turns this stressful crime into brief bursts of melodrama. At finish of all that, one could also be left questioning what the movie is making an attempt to mention? Particularly the climax scene, which performs out like a poorly written Mexican stand-off, and turns by chance humorous.
Etharkkum Thunindhavan is Suriya’s first theatrical unlock in 3 years. He must had been very cautious in settling on the film for his theatrical comeback, as he must keep the ambitious recognition he has controlled to carve for himself with motion pictures like Soorarai Pottru and Jai Bhim. At best possible, Etharkkum Thunindhavan seems like a hurry task that whittles down a horrible real-life crime to the bottom commonplace denominator.