A.R.Murugadoss, in his association with Fox Star Studios, hit the jackpot with Engeyum Eppodhum. The film traversed a different subject with fit doses of comedy and romance. This time around, Murugadoss introduced his brother Dileban with Vathikuchi, a crime thriller.
While his assistant Kinslin wielded the megaphone, M.Ghibran of Vaagai Sooda Vaa fame slotted in the musical department.
Vathikuchi is a film which dwells on the life of Shakthi, a share-auto driver and the obstacles he faced in an episode of his life.
The USP of Vathikuchi is its shift-speed screenplay which puts itself on many different gears to keep the momentum going. While on one hand we have the romantic track between Dileban and Anjali, we have a thrilling connection of three different stories on the other.
The first half of the film is filled with funny snippets, as the director builds on the romantic track between Dileban and Anjali. He also manages to cleverly stitch in the stories connected to Deliban and why he is in trouble. As the film moves into the second half, it jots down a bit and moves to a slower track. It then ends with a convincing climax.
Vathikuchi’s plus points start off with the paperwork from Kinslin. However, the execution seems to have taken a bend, only to end up as a half baked one. The supporting actors, have done justice to their roles.
Music by M.Ghibran is well done, especially the BGM in the fight sequences. The songs Kuru Kuru and Amma Wake Me Up have hit up, the latter being a very peppy song. Cinematography was fine, but that’s about it.
On the downside, Vathikuchi suffers from a wave of logical loopholes, some which might even be a test of your patience. The slo-mo shots are fun to watch, but they could have been avoided as they were over-used.
Overall, Vathikuchi is a stiff but a good attempt from the team. It may not be as path-breaking as Engeyum Eppodhum, but it is a good popcorn movie for your weekend break. Go watch it, you might end up liking it.
Verdict : Tense thriller which is fun to watch!
3 / 5