Star-casts: Vikram, Anushka Shetty, Amala Paul, Sara, Nasser, MS Bhaskar, Santhanam and others
Banner: UTV Motion Pictures, Rajakaliamman Medias
Production: Ronnie Screwvala, Dhananjayan, Mohan Natarajan, M. Chinthamani
Music: G.V. Prakash
Cinematography: Nirav Shah
From the maker of ‘Kireedom’, ‘Poi Solla Poram’ and ‘Madharasapattinam’, here comes ‘Deiva Thirumagal’, a film loosely based on Hollywood movie ‘I am Sam’, ‘Rain Man’ and ‘My Left Foot’. Director Vijay managed to give hat-trick with these movies and comes up with a genre different from his previous ones.
‘Deiva Thirumagal’ has a brilliant performance by Vikram while rest of the other actors has indeed excelled with her acting skills. Produced by Mohan Natarajan of Rajakaliamman Medias, the film is released by UTV Motion Pictures with 250 prints across the globe. The film features Vikram as a person with 5-yr old mental capacity while Anushka as a lawyer and Amala Paul in a grey-shaded character.
Krishna (Vikram) has the mental capacity of a 7-year-old. He works at a Chocolate Factory near a village in Ooty. He has a daughter Nila (Sara) while his wife Banu passes away while giving birth to her. But as she reaches age 5 herself, Krishna’s limitations start to become a problem at school. The relatives of Nila take her away, and Krishna runs for the help from Anuradha (Anushka Shetty), who hasn’t handled any case till the date… In the process, he teaches her a great deal about love and relationship.
Vikram is the show stopper here as he makes sure that he doesn’t leave any stones unturned. His performance is brilliant though it’s inspired from ‘I am Sam’ Sean Penn. There is nothing in particular to speak about his emoting gestures as his acting throughout the film is marvelous. Anushka as his lawyer, who later learns a lot of values about life from him is really a worth watch. She might gain some awards for her performance. In fact, she proves that she is capable of performing a better role than being simply depicted as a glam-doll as in previous movies. Amala Paul has nothing to perform here and her presence is patently for the sake of adding attraction to the film that there are two hotties in the film. Nasser is extraordinary with the performance while Santhanam leaves us in splits with his comedy tracks. MS Bhaskar does his role with perfection.
Director Vijay has blindly copycatted many scenes from Hollywood and international films. He follows the same tactics all throughout his career as it is more evident with his previous movies. Of course, some of the scenes really irks us for its replica. The duration becomes the major drawback as the screenplay for 2hours 45minutes doesn’t really carry a substantial content. In fact he keeps repeating the same sequences now and then.
Musical score by G.V. Prakash is good and does work some magic for the visual enhancements. Not to forget about the songs that are so dulcet and appealing to the ears. The cinematography by Nirav Shah is tremendous while Anthony’s editing is mild and perfect.
On the whole, ‘Deiva Thirumagal’ has nothing promising in particular, but can be watched only for performances of artists. But then, you need not spend so much money for this particular reason as the film might be very soon aired in some satellite channels.
Director Vijay must learn about spinning some profits for his producers and so should Vikram for his main focus has always been his salary and winning awards.
Bottom – Line: Commercial quotient is missing
Verdict: Boring Drama, remade poorly