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Thayige Thakka Maga movie review: Provokes the right anger

Published Nov 17, 2018, 11:05 am IST
Updated Nov 17, 2018, 12:02 pm IST
This has nothing to do with the 1978 classic hit film Thayige Thakka Maga starring Dr. Rajkumar.
A still from Thayige Thakka Maga
 A still from Thayige Thakka Maga

Director: Shashank

Cast: Sumalatha Ambareesh, Krishna Ajai Rao, Ashika Ranganath, Krishna Hebbale, Saurav Lokesh


This has nothing to do with the 1978 classic hit film Thayige Thakka Maga starring Dr. Rajkumar. And, definitely not the routine motherly sentiment filled with tear jerking moments. But it is an out of the box thinking which provokes anger to fight injustice in the right sense.

Director Shashank who made a sensible film such as 'Krishna Leela' which was based on a real life incident, has this time tried his hands at delivering justice with a tale revolving around a mother who is a lawyer and her son, who is brought up as a rebellion.

That apart, this message oriented commercial saga has nothing new and serves the audience a different version of action thriller tangled with law versus lawlessness.

It reminds of 70s and 80s movies which focused on politicians and their wards creating havoc in society. Same is the case here, when an evil son of a minister kills a security guard and his wife while severely injuring their only son after being politely refused entry into a guest house.

Thereafter, the tale is a straight tug of war between the politician and his son against the mother-son duo who are determined to bring the culprit to justice. In between, there is a bit of love, romantic numbers and couple of comedy sequences which are squeezed in to break the flow of anger.

Ironically, Mohandas, the protagonist takes anger management lessons but often loses his temper. Mother's fierce advocacy combined with son's angry way of dealing with baddies keeps the audience engaged and provokes anger especially in the climax.

It also comes with Sumalatha Ambareesh who is back in action while Ajai marks his 25th in his career, and Ashika Ranganath in her pretty best performance.

A tailor-made film for those who love the age of recipe of fighting against injustice with right amount of ingredients mixed well with drama and action.

Anger is good, but only when the right one is used against the bad, is what Shashank preaches. The audience will find some solace especially those who give lame excuses when ignoring the existence of evil presence in the society.