Though the film was claimed as bio-pic on the life of social activist Traffic Ramasamy, it is not so. The movie, directed by Vicky, is only loosely based on Ramasamy’s life.
While highlighting the attempts of Ramasamy (played by veteran filmmaker S A Chandrasekar), the movie also has item numbers, cameos by popular cinema personalities and more.
Many shocking incidents that happened in Traffic Ramasamy’s life are shown and the film explains in detail how he was instrumental in bringing changes in the society, including the ban on motorised fish carts.
While the recently released Nadigayar Thilakam is an example of how bio-pics should be made, Traffic Ramasamy is an example for how they should not be made.
The film gives one an experience of watching a documentary coupled with melodramatic mega serial. In the name of cinematic liberty, the director has taken much deviation.
SAC, once a popular filmmaker known for his courtroom movies, has tried to live the life of Ramasamy. Rohini as his wife and Ambika as judge have come up with good performance.
There are cameos by Prakash Raj, Vijay Sethupathy, Khushbu and Vijay Antony and hardly a few of them are interesting. Better luck of Vicky and other members of the team next time.
Trafic Ramaswamy: Traffic jam
Rating: 2 out of 5
Music : Balamurali