DGP S.R. Jangid, the man behind the inspiration for Karthi’s Theeran Adhigaram Ondru, watched the film at a special screening. The man, who led a team that arrested dreaded Oma Bawaria, leader of the Bawaria criminal tribe and his men in Uttar Pradesh, who were involved in many crimes in the outer Tamil Nadu (including the murder of Gumudipoondi MLA K. Sudarsanam), was delighted to watch a film built upon his life experiences. The real life ‘Theeran’ Jangid was all praises for the reel ‘Theeran’ Karthi and director Vinoth for portraying the incidents of ‘Mission Bawaria’, authentically.
He said, “The film has been made so well. My team was in charge of ‘Mission Bawaria’ in apprehending the criminals. The director has portrayed the incidents exactly as and how it happened from the perspective of the police on screen. I appreciate Karthi and Vinoth for their sincere effort. Everything, from how we operated Mission Bawaria, how they were committing ruthless murders in Tamil Nadu for 10 years and how we captured them are in order in the script.”
Jangid also opined that even the then verdict of High Court has been added as it is, without any distortion of facts. He praised director Vinoth for putting in serious research for the film — such as giving facts accurately about two of the dacoits being encountered and the other 13 being detained. “I could see the pain you’ve taken because you’ve gone to Bawaria all the way to shoot the film,” he stated.
Jangid went on to add that TAO is a film that every cop would love to watch. Producer SR Prabhu said that he was happy that they have bankrolled for a genuine movie and for receiving laurels from none other than the person, who helmed the police operation. “Mr Jangid was so impressed that he has been talking high about the movie to all his friends. We are extremely thankful for his gracious gesture,” Prabhu said. Suriya, on his part opined, “Theeran is based on real life incidents
surrounding the cases handled by police officials. Nothing can be as real as true events. Irrespective of how much ever imagination interests us, nothing can match the kind of enthrallment true events give us. Vinoth and Karthi have captured such reality in TAO.” The Thaana Serndha Kootam actor added, “This is an important film. Ghibran’s music and Sathya’s cinematography are notable. The film beautifully portrays what happens around a cop’s life.”