Thimmarusu review: Friday saw cinemas opening up and viewers storming in to catch the new releases. Thimmarusu was on top of the board, with its star cast and slick promos that generated a lot of interest among the audience. This Satyadev starred is an official remake of the Kannada film Birbal Trilogy Case 1: Finding Vajramuni, loosely based on the Korean film New Trial.
A cab driver is murdered, and an innocent Vasu is framed for the crime. Advocate Rama Chandra (Satyadev) reopens this case after eight years and fights for justice. He locks horns with fiery cops to identify the real culprit and unravel the mystery behind Vasu being made a fall guy. Who killed the cab driver and what really happened on that fateful night? That’s what the movie reveals.
There are many layers to Thimmarusu, and director Sharan Koppisetty got the whole act right, with multiple flashbacks and a non-linear mode of narration. The film stays true to its core, but there are force-fit plug-ins and elevations in the first half that are apt to pull it down. However, the suspense is maintained all through, and the audience is kept eager to see how things unfold. The twists are impressive in the second half. However, a few logical errors and dragging narration can’t be discounted.
Koppisetty could have handled the scenes (ideas) better instead of penning predictable scenes like the protagonist getting ideas from someone’s conversation. Although the objective is to showcase his mastermind, it doesn’t go down well.
Satyadev is the lifeline of Thimmarusu. He packs a punch and is evolving as an actor. There is a fine blend of action, punchy dialogues and emotional sequences, and Satya does everything with poise. The film could be a springboard for him to take up many rugged roles in the future.
Brahmaji gets a meaty role in the film and supports Satya with his humour. Priyanka Jawalkar gives a decent performance. She couldn’t have done much, as the heroine’s role is weakly penned, and that slackens the pace too.
Thimmarasu has fine camerawork. Cinematographer Appu Prabhakar creates a fine canvas and perfect texture. Though the elevations are forced into the film, they are wonderfully done with adept camerawork. Sricharan Pakala’s background score adds the needed impact to the film and is quite effective.
On the whole, Thimmarusu is a decent crime thriller with a unique backdrop and engrossing screenplay. There are ample thrills, and most of the emotional scenes establish a connection with the audience. The film holds the viewer’s attention till the end, but be ready to ignore a few logical loopholes in this thrilling ride....