Shakti (Sibiraj) is a sincere traffic cop, whose real interest lies in handling crime-related cases.
One day, he accidentally comes across the skeletal remains of a three-member family, and he decides to pursue his interest despite warning from his senior officer.
However, his plans hit roadblock when he gets to know that the remains are four-decades old. His encounter with Kumar (Jayaprakash), a small-time journalist who is equally interested in the case, helps him unfold many mysteries.
The arrival of Ranjan (Nasser), a retired cop, who investigated the case decades ago, and actress Ramya (Suman Ranganathan) into the plot, makes things complex for Shakti. Will he be able to solve the unusual case?
Director Pradeep Krishnamoorthy has kept the screenplay engaging and has made subtle changes from the Kannada version to suit the Tamil audience.
Sibiraj, as the earnest cop, fits the bill, thanks to the convincing portrayal of varied emotions the character goes through. The rest of the cast including Nasser, Jayaprakash, Suman, Nandita help in moving the movie forward.
The twists and turns work well in the movie, however there could have been a little more buildup to the twists which would have made it all the more interesting.
Music by Simon K King and Rasamathi’s camera have complimented the movie well. Overall, the movie is a faithful remake of Kannada film Kavaludaari which can keep the audience engaged and entertained.
Rating: 3 out of 5
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