|Photographer||Dinesh Krishnan B|
Suriya is a carefree yet a determined youngster, who's main ambition is to work with the Income Tax department. While he prepares and gives his best for the job, he unfortunately fails to get through the final process due to some personal vendetta a Senior IT Officier - Suresh Chandra Menon, held against Suriya's dad Thambi Ramiyah, who is a clerk at the same department.
Meanwhile, Suriya's best friend Kalaiarasan who tries to join the police force is also rejected as he refuses to pay a hefty sum as a bribery to get his job. The defeated duo from then on wards try to find other jobs, but Kalaiarasan gets too depressed and commits suicide. Henceforth, Suriya gets disturbed by the corruption and nepotism which prevails within the government and decides to loot money from famous rich people and help struggling fellow aspirants by providing them the money they need to secure their jobs.
He picks a group of people, Ramya Krishnan, Sathyan Sivakumar, Senthil Ramamoorthi, and Sivasankar Master. Together they come up with a fail proof plan and finalise on robbing Anandraj's house by posing as IT Commissioners on a raid under the orders of Suresh Chandra Menon. Their first attempt at robbery goes by smoothly and they continue to conduct heists at various places.
In the mean time, the government gets to know about the various heist conducted by a group of people using the IT Commissioners' identity and an official group is formed with Karthik as their leader to track them down with evidence. How Suriya and his gang escapes the clutches of the government forms the rest crux of the story.
First of all it is refreshing to see Suriya young and at ease. His carefree, subtle, and fun attitude works well with the crowd as it has been a while since the actor was seen in such a role. On par with it, he has also pulled of his character really well, and has done a complete job at nailing his performance. Though Keerthy Suresh travels through out the film, her role doesn't hold much of an importance other than playing the hero's romantic interest. Yet, she has delivered a neat performance.
Seasoned actor Ramya Krishnan has yet again proved her hand at acting again, as she has delivered a flawless performance. Her role holds a meaty importance and she has aced it. RJ Balaji and Yogi Babu's humour works in parts. TSK marks as the comeback film for veteran comedian and actor Senthil and his presence is enjoyable. Kalaiyarasan has pulled of his brief yet pivotal role really well. In addition, Karthik, Nandha, Thambi Ramaiah, Anandaraj and Sathyan have done justice in playing their parts neatly.
Vignesh ShivN has made a film based on Akshay Kumar's blockbuster hit Special 26. Though TSK had shades of the Bollywood version, the director has made it a point to completely re-write the script and tweak it in a way to cater the Tamil audience. The film is a fairly appreciable entertainer with all the commercial elements present in it.
The young director's nuances at keeping the viewers guessing and including unexpected twists and turns are appreciable. However, he could have paid a little more attention to the screenplay as the first half of the film travels in a slow pace with momentum gaining only with the second half. Vignesh ShivN also could have given equal importance to other supporting casts such as Karthik and RJ Balaji for example, as they are talented actors and their on screen presence are very minimal.
A special shout has to be given to the flick's art director Kiran as he has recreated the 80's really well. Coupled with Dinesh Krishnan B's on point cinematography skills, TSK looks vibrant and colourful. Anirudh Ravichander has provided the tunes and he has been attracting the crowd towards the film ever since 'Sodakku' hit all the digital platforms. Like all his songs from the album, his background scores are on perfect sync with the movie's genre.
In short, Thaanaa Serndha Koottam aka TSK, is a decent entertainer.