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THOONGA VANAM (Tamil/2015) – An edge of the seat action packed journey of a night. [TTP (To The Point) Review by Bobby Sing]
11 Nov, 2018 | Movie Reviews / 2015 Releases / ALL ABOUT INSPIRED MOVIES / Indian Regional language Gems (Other Than Hindi) / Inspired Movies (Alphabetical) / Just In / T

An official remake of French thriller NUIT BLANCHE meaning Sleepless Night (2011), this is an unusual thriller revolving around a kidnap, drugs, a club, a don and a team of police officer dealing with them throughout a long night. Interestingly the original film directed and co-written by Frederic Jardin was also remade in English as SLEEPLESS (2017) directed by Baran Bo Odar featuring Jamie Foxx in the lead.

In the Tamil adaptation THOONGAA VANAM (meaning Sleepless Forest) directed by Rajesh M. Selva, we have Kamal Hassan playing the lead role of the officer along with Trisha, Kishore, Sampath Raj, Yugi Sethu, Asha Sarath and Madhu Shalini in the supporting roles. However the major attraction of this fast paced crime adventure is the clash between Kamal Hassan and Prakash Raj as the two strong opponents involving in a cat-and-mouse game within a night club.

An engaging film without any song or romantic angle, it still has its emotional quotient intact and the screenplay written by Kamal Hassan too along with a club song sung by the veteran (in the end credits) as a rare feature. Though at times the narration does become predictable and tiring moving around the same backdrop of a club hampering the overall impact, but the grip strengthens as the film progresses, resulting in a much impressive second half of a well-made crime thriller. Moreover, it gets a great support from its classy technical department including the noteworthy cinematography (camera-angles), exciting background score, crisp editing and entertaining, exciting stunts.
 
In short, THOONGAA VANAM is a worth watching one night action crime drama particularly for the sequences featuring Kamal Hassan and Prakash Raj together as a sheer treat.
 
Rating : 3.5 / 5

Note: The film is now available with English subtitles at Hotstar online movie portal.

Tags : Thoongaa Vanam (Tamil/2015) Review By Bobby Sing at bobbytalkscinema.com, Indian Regional Language Gems, Must Watch Indian Regional Language Films.
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