Starring : Suriya, Keerthy Suresh, Ramya Krishnan
Director : Vignesh Shivan
Producer : K. E. Gnanavel Raja
Music Director : Anirudh Ravichander
Rating : 3/5
Tamil star hero Suriya, who is waiting for a solid hit from the past few years has come up with a Tamil film called Thananaa Serndha Kootam. Directed by Vignesh Shivan, this film has released as ‘Gang’ in Telugu today. Let’s see whether this film gives Suriya his much-needed hit or not.
Uttam Das(Suriya) is a young man whose dreams of becoming a CBI officer are shattered by some corrupted officials. Upset with this, he himself forms his own gang and starts riding the businesses of big shots as a fake CBI officer. To nab Uttam, a special cop(Karthick) is appointed by the government. The rest of the story is how Uttam Das manages to dodge the CBI officials and comes out successfully.
Surya Sivakumar played his part very well in the film. He is the heart and soul of the movie and has put a decent performance. The female lead Keerthi Suresh is only for glamour and songs. She did not have any proper scope to perform in the movie. Ramya Krishnan, on the other side, is decent and impressive. She entertained with her comedy timing and performance. All other actors have played their parts well and made their presence felt. The casting department is good.
Few boring scenes
Though the basic plot is inspired by the Bollywood film Special 26, director Vignesh Shivan has made enough changes to suit the taste of the South audience. His narration is good but he should have taken proper care in writing an engaging screenplay during the second half.
Editing by A. Sreekar Prasad is good as he kept the film’s narration short and crisp. Cinematography by Dinesh Krishnan is impressive as he succeeded in bringing the 80’s feel to the film. Music by Anirudh is a big let down as none of his songs are decent to listen. Production values for this big budget film are good.
On the whole, Gang is an impressive story of a conman with decent moments at regular intervals. The engaging first half, realistic setup and good performances make things quite interesting for the audience. But the film lacks proper depth during the second half and has heavy Tamil flavor. If you are okay with the above-said things and are looking out for something different than the regular commercial flicks, this film ends up as a decent watch this weekend.