Ivan Thanthiran - Movie Review

Ivan Thanthiran - Movie Review
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  • Cast
  • Gautham Karthik, RJ Balaji, Shraddha Srinath
  • Direction
  • R. Kannan
  • Music
  • SS Thaman
  • Photography
  • Prasanna Kumar

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Ivan Thanthiran - A Crispy Entertainer


Ivan Thanthiran is directed by Kannan, a former assistant of Mani Ratnam. After Dhanush’s Vellai Illa Pattadhari (VIP) became a hit, there has been a rush of  youth films on engineering students, dropouts and IT employees. But unlike his previous flicks, Kannan, has tried his hands on something that is more socially relevant and filled with adequate entertainment factors that have the potential to satisfy the masses to a modest level. 


Sakthi (Gautham Karthik) and his friend Balaji (RJ Balaji) are engineering dropouts and are now reverse engineers, who run their own electronic shop at Ritchie Street in Chennai. One day they are called to fix CCTV cameras at a Union HRD Minister Devaraj’s (Super Subbarayan) house, but they are not paid for it. And when they ask for payment they run into trouble with the minister’s brother-in-law (Stunt Silva) who insults them and steals their bike. 
Sakthi vows to take revenge against the minister and soon is unwittingly drawn into a situation where an engineering student commits suicide due to the corrupt system. The rest of the film is all about how Shakti smartly uses technology to bring down the corrupt empire of the minister. 


Gautham Karthik looks handsome and energetic, if he continues to select good scripts like Ivan Thanthiran, a bright future is ahead for this hard working actor. However it is RJ Balaji who steals the show with his one liners and long drawn dialogues on engineering students and their plight which will get the maximum claps. 
Shraddha Srinath is also quite good. But the romantic scenes with Shraddha Srinath have not been etched out well, and stick out like a sore thumb. The romance is a bit of a letdown, especially the scene where the heroine in a romantic bliss attends a major job interview. 
After Komban, Super Subbarayan once again attracts us in Ivan Thanthiran, his raw and evil look is a big plus. Thaman’s Medhakavitta is already a hit and his background score raises the tempo. Cinematographer Prasanna Kumar’s angles and color tone are perfect for a commercial film and editor RK Selva has done a commendable job by making the film crisp with the running time of 121 minutes. 


Gautham Karthik and Balaji’s performance 



Few logic-less scenes 

Verdict : A Crispy Entertainer

Stars : 3.5/5

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