In case of emergency
Maha Vishnu (Samuthirakani) is an ambulance driver, who takes pride in his job. He has a unique distinction of saving lives. One day, he rescues a man who was brutally attacked by a gang.
This act of him earns him the wrath of local bigshot Manthiri Narayanan (Namo Narayanan), who is the son of a minister. Now the latter wants to teach a ‘lesson’ to the former.
In the meantime, Maha Vishnu has a beautiful family (his father is Vela Ramamoorthy) and a love affair (with Sunaina as Balambigai). Also, his younger sister is being stalked by his friend Vignesh (Vikranth).
Samuthirakani is one among those directors who believe that films should serve a purpose by conveying an apt message to the society. And Thondan is no exception.
As a golden hearted ambulance driver, Samuthirakani fits well to the role. Sunaina, who has appeared on screen after a gap, is refreshing, while others in the cast are adequate.
Music by Justin Prabhakaran and cinematography by Richard M Nathan serve the purpose. A L Ramesh’s editing is crisp at many places.
Besides winning as actor, Samuthirakani emerges triumphant as writer and director too. But the film is overloaded with preachy tones, which acts as dampener. To sum it up, Thondan conveys a much needed message in commercial format.
Rating: 3 out of 5
Music: Justin Prabhakaran
Cast: Vikranth, Samuthirakani, Sunaina, Soori, Soundararaja, Thambi Ramaiah, Namo Narayana, Ganja Karuppu
Pro: Nikhil Murugan