A young man’s over enthusiastic and hyper-sensitive nature lands him in trouble, which almost costs his life and his close ones. Debutant Anu Charan is the latest one to arrive straight from the league of short filmmakers, who never worked for any directors on prior experience. Convincingly, he comes up with a film that is edge-seated thriller, which stars Madha Yaanai Koottam fame Kathir and Reshmi Menon in lead roles with Charlie, Thenvannan, Yogi Babu, David Solomon, Dheena, Naan Mahaan Alla Mahendran and few others in important characters.

Negligence becomes the drastic constraint in the life of protagonist (Kathir), a aimless youngster who doesn’t dare to get closer with women in spite of married to a good looking wife (Reshmi Menon), blessed with a child. His well wisher (Charlie) somehow manages to get him a job as FOP (Friend of Police), which indeed gains him some respect among his fellow pals and family. Sooner, the same job gets him through unimaginable troubles that change his life forever leading him closer to a gruesome culmination.

The emergence of young filmmakers has apparently changing the panache of Tamil cinema. The distinctive narration irrespective of genre has become the foremost asset of certain auteurs, which includes last week release Maya. The western style of screenplay has turned to be an intriguing element and Kirumi exactly befits to this zone. Although, the initial moments of this film are reluctantly far away from the actual plot, the momentum takes a right pace and second half strides with gripping moments.

Kathir somehow suits the image of what he performs here. A sort of reality in accordance to pragmatic approach, which becomes a major highlight of this characterisation… His reactions towards the complicated situations and how vague and flirty a normal Slumdog guy could be are very performed by this chap. Reshmi Menon as a polite and responsible wife. How to claim this? Although she looks too young for this character, she somehow carries it with elegance. Her performance during the final act is so much appreciable. David Solomon is the absolute showstopper, a man with unpredictable shades and someone who could exactly breathe through an unconventional characterisation. Charlie proves his proficiency with a naturalistic performance and the one playing his wife is so great. The emotional connections involving their baby turn our eyes moistened.

Cinematography is perfect. Much more than claiming with superlative adjectives, it’s perfect and well matching for the script. The background score with limited sound is yet another highlight. The first song involving the dance across the shores is something unwanted, but it’s yet again commercial attempt.

Kirumi is definitely a different attempt by team of youngsters and it’s producers who deserve ton of acclaims for believing an unconventional film amidst the realms of commercial cinema.



An unconventional thriller with realism


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