The recently released Kuttrame Thandanai is the original debut film of M.Manikandan of Kaaka Muttai fame and the director insists that a culprit will surely be punished by his consciousness if not by legal laws through this new film.
Hero Vidharth and heroine Pooja Devariya work as the bank credit collection agents in a private firm. Living in a apartment housing, Vidharth has the habit of watching the opposite house, where Aishwarya Rajesh lives alone. Amidst this, Vidharth suffers with a rare eye defect and consults a doctor for remedy. The doctor demands 3 lakhs and 20 thousand rupees from him to do a surgery.
One morning, when Vidharth sees Rahman standing in front of Aishwarya's house in a tensed manner, he goes down to make an enquiry. When he enters the house, he sees Aishwarya lying dead on the floor and Rahman seeks his help saying that he is innocent. More over, he requests Vidharth to help him come out of the situation.
When the police start their investigation, Rahman makes Vidharth quiet by bribing him the money needed for his surgery. But, the hospital management demands more money from Vidharth and he utilises this opportunity to blackmail Rahman and another guy who visits Aishwarya often, to meet out his monetary needs.
What happens after that, who is the culprit and what is the reason behind Vidharth's involvement in Aishwarya's murder are resolved in the second part of the movie.
Playing the role of a common man who wants to rectify his eye defect at any cost and using the murder for this purpose, Vidharth has portrayed this role in an excellent manner. He makes a stong impression among the viewers throughout the film. Pooja Devariya comes as a middle class family girl and does her portions well. Aishwarya Rajesh once again proves her acting ability by the perfect picturaization of her character. The other actors Rahman, Nassar and Guru Somasundaram help in carrying out the momentum in the story line.
Differing totally from his Kaaka Muttai, Manikandan has given a new experience to the movie buffs with this thriller mixed crime story. He proves his efficiency in the field of cinematography as well. Although there are no songs in this film, Isaignani Ilaiyaraja renders supportive BGMs that add strength to the sequences.
Totally, Kuttrame Thandanai is not to be missed.