Vendhu Thanindhadhu Kaadu


Simbu is a teenager who works in a thorny forest. Following a fire in the forest, Simbu’s mother Radhika asks him to leave for Mumbai. He starts working as a parotta master there.

Slowly and involuntarily, he is pulled into a underworld gang which completely turns his life.

Simbu’s journey from a village teenager and how he becomes a ruthless gangster forms the main theme of the story.


Director Gautham Vasudev Menon has come out of his comfort zone and has delivered an interesting film.

Even though the first half is a little slow, it does not bore the audience as the scenes are kept in an engaging manner.

The second half picks up pace, however, becomes predictable after sometime.

Simbu has shouldered the film completely. The hardwork that he has put to get into the skin of the character is clearly visible on screen.

Siddhi Idnani and Neeraj Madhav get limited screenspace.

Radhika is terrific in her portions. The movie is technically sound as well.

A R Rahman’s BGM is the biggest strength of the movie which is well complimented by Siddhartha Nuni’s camerawork.

Rating: 3.5/5