Rating: 3 out of 5
Thorati : Sharp & soft
Hit by drought in their native place, Mayan (Shaman Mithru), a shepherd, along with his father, mother and goats, relocates to a village in Ramanathapuram district in search of livelihood.
There, Mayan’s relative helps them start a new life. Soon, Mayan falls for his uncle’s daughter Semponnu (Sathya Kala) and enters wedlock with her.
Mayan becomes friends with three thieves (played by Sundarrajan, Chellam Jeyaseelan and Muthuraman), who are ready to go to any extent to win their sole objective, as mentioned in the tagline of the movie- vendha soru, sutta kari and patta saarayam.
Mayan’s friendship with them affects his life and they also betray him. The rest of the film revolves around how Mayan decides to avenge his friends for cheating him.
Thorati, directed by P Marimuthu, is a simple and honest rural tale that strikes a chord with the audience. Though the initial portions require time to settle, the film gains momentum as it proceeds.
Shaman Mithru fits to his role, while the scene stealer is Sathya Kala, who is on par with seasond actresses in terms of performance. Sundarrajan, Chellam Jeyaseelan and Muthuraman have done a neat job.
Cinematography reflects nativity while many scenes have been presented by the director in a convincing manner. If you are a fan of films like Merku Thodarchi Malai or Pariyerum Perumal, you may like Thorati too.