Bala Saravanan is a wannabe rowdy who tries to pick simple fights and quarrels. On one such day he gets into a serious fight with the local thugs and Dinesh Ravi intervenes to help him. Ever since then they both become the best of friends. Soon after that he meets Bala Saravanan's sister Nandita Swetha, a saleswoman at a clothing store, and immediately falls for her.
In this situation, Dinesh runs into trouble with Dilip Subarayan, who vows to kill him with his father, Sharath Lohitashwa help. On getting to know about his powerful background Dinesh surrenders and requests Dilip to let this disagreement go between them. A hesitant Dilip gets impressed with Dinesh's friendly attitude and befriends him.
After a series of events, Dilip is found dead and the person behind his murder is none other than Dinesh Ravi. The rest of the plot revolves around unravelling the reason to why Dinesh kill's his own friend and how he escapes Sharath Lohitashwa once he gets to know about it.
Dinesh Ravi is one of the most underrated actor in the industry right now. Though he has delivered only a handful of movies, he makes it a point to choose scripts in which he can score as an actor. Likewise, he has effrortlessly pulled of his character in Ulkuthu. The way he has emoted his pain, betrayal and the urge to seek vengeance is amazing. Nanditha Swetha has nothing more to do, other than being the hero's romantic interest. Still, she has done a good job with her subtle performance.
Once again Sharath Lohitshwa proves his scope at pulling of a villainous role. His natural performance as a baddie is sure to make one wonder whether he really is one in real life too, as he has done a flawless job as an antagonist. Bala Saravanan plays a pivotal role in the film and his comedy works well.
Chaya Singh is back to the silver screen after brief hiatus, and this film marks as a good come back as she has done an appreciable job. Dilip Subarayan, Chef Damodharan, John Vijay and Rajendran all have done justice in delivering their roles neatly.
Post Thirudan Police's critical success, Caarthick Raju is back with another film which is sure to attract the critics again. While his previous film talks about father and son sentiment, Ulkuthu revolves around the relationship between a brother and sister. Though Caarthick has done a good job at the directorial department, his screenplay could have been more crisper and innovative. Especially, the second half of the movie could have been trimmed a bit as it was draggy in parts.
PK Varma's cinematography skills come to the fore and he has shot really well. Coupled with KL Praveen's cuts, the movie has visually come out well. Justin Prabhakaran has provided the tunes and his background score are much better compared to his songs.
In short, Ulkuthu delivers a decent punch.
Post 'Thirudan Police's critical success, Caarthick Raju is back with another film which is sure to attract the critics again. While his previous film talks about father and son sentiment, 'Ulkuthu' revolves around the relationship between a brother and sister, wrapped up along with all the necessary commercial elements such as romance, action, comedy, drama, etc.