Production: Home Movie Makers Cast: Azhagam Perumal, Jayam Ravi, Mime Gopi, Raashi Khanna, Sampath Raj Direction: Karthik Thangavel Screenplay: Karthik Thangavel Story: Karthik Thangavel Music: Sam CS Background score: Sam CS Cinematography: Sathyan Sooryan
first time that Jayam Ravi has donned Khaki. But what’s different in the revenge thriller Adanga Maru, where he plays a sub inspector who is forced to ‘obey the orders’ from superiors, is that he quits his cop job so that he ‘need not obey the orders’ and can discharge his duties independently.
Subhash (Jayam Ravi) is a sensible cop who is an IPS aspirant. His life revolves around his family comprising of his dad and mom (Ponvannan and Sriranjini), and his twin nieces. In the very first opening scene where students protest to remove the tasmac shop from the college neighborhood, we get to know about Subhash that he is a no nonsense cop who wants to help people rather than intimidate them. However, his hands are tied and he cannot do anything on his own accord.
One day, Subhash and his team go to investigate the mysterious death of a girl and though he feels that there’s some foul play in her demise, his higher-up Muthukaruppan (Mime Gopi) orders him to close the case as suicide. However, Subhash starts his own enquiry and finds out that four guys from affluent families are involved in the case and that they have raped and murdered the innocent girl. And they are repeat offenders with many girls being trapped.
He manages to nab the four boys only to be relieved on instructions from Joint Commissioner Sarangan (Sampath Raj). He is also suspended and returns home to find out that his family is wiped out by the detractors. The reminder is all about how the tech savvy Subhash goes into revenge mode and kills the youngsters after challenging his superiors.
The latter half has a well-constructed screenplay that engages and the cat and mouse game between Jayam Ravi and the antagonists are well etched out. The mind games are infused neatly with the inclusion of science and technology, showcasing the intelligence in the writing department. The inclusion of android games into the screenplay is an interesting aspect that adds a good amount of freshness in the treatment. Inspite of the predictability, the screenplay still looked gripping only because of this freshness in the writing and the execution.
Sayaali is a pleasant number that is neatly placed in the initial part of the film. Majority of the film is filled with the main Adangamaru theme which boosts up the intensity of the scene. However, Sam CS could have used more musical scores in the re-recording. Sathyan’s visuals are classy and perfectly supplement the director’s vision.
The director has also penned some hard-hitting dialogues against sexual crimes on women. Sam CS’s theme music warrants mention. Sathyan Soorian’s cinematography is praiseworthy. Overall, an engaging thriller worth a watch.