Vishal is an ambitious detective, who will be searching for a case to work on. In due time, a small boy walks up to him and requests him to find out the person who shot his dog to death. Out of desperation Vishal takes up the case and starts to investigate it.
What started as a petty case, turns into one of the most interesting cases he has worked on. The more information he gathers about the dog's death, the more he is lead to the other deaths that are shown after the film's opening credits; death of a father and his son, and a police officer's mysterious death during a meeting.
While he tries to solve the cases with the help of Prasanna, who plays the role of his friend and confidante. Vinay a chilled out ruthless criminal, who is the main reason behind these murders gets to know about Vishal's investigation and plots to confuse and take him down before he nears him. The rest of the plot revolves around the consequences Vishal faces, and how he decrypt the case.
All the characters in the film has been portrayed in a different spotlight. Vishal who is usually deemed as a commercial hero, in Thupparivaalan performs as a guy who is classified as a borderline sociopath, and he has done a brilliant job at it. Where as Prasanna, has performed well too. Like the Watson to Vishal's Sherlock Holmes, he will be seen throughout the film. Vinay effortlessly pulls off the role of a ruthless baddie. While Bhagyaraj, shocks the audiences with his role, who as usual has delivered his best.
Director Mysskin has delivered yet another gripping film, in his usual style. Though most of his films revolve around sentiments, this film does not majorly focus on triggering audiences emotions. It is clear that the director has taken his concept from the famous Sherlock Holmes series, but has delivered Thupparivaalan in his unique way with a completely desi touch. Also bankrolled by Vishal, under Vishal Film Factory banners, the movie will be loved by all if they have a soft corner for Mysskin's film making and are into detective thrillers.
Upcoming Arrol Corelli has composed the music for this film, and he has done an amazing job at it, especially in violin dominated scenes. Karthik Venkatraman's cinematography skills come to the fore and he has shot well.
In short, Thupparivaalan, is gripping.