Thoongaavanam (Cheekati Rajyam)

Thoongaavanam (Cheekati Rajyam)

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Directed by : Rajesh M. Selva

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A cop with a connection to the criminal underworld finds his secret life exposed when he and his partner are caught stealing cocaine from a powerful drug dealer, a move that puts his son's life in jeopardy.


“Thoongavanam Is A Decent Attempt To Bring Out A Novel Action Thriller!”

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The dark forest unravels well!

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It could have been a simple movie - a conflict of interests between a narcotics cop and a bad guy. That could be more than enough if the two are Kamal Haasan and Prakash Raj, two of the finest actors of the generation. But, the movie is more than just that. The movie shot mostly in a nightclub, largely during an evening is like an onion, layers and more layers, stories and more backstories, of sulking wives and angry kids and innuendoes and trivia and unnoticeable but intelligently placed jibes.

Cheekati Rajyam is not the exact translation of Thoongavanam and the Tamil title is more apt considering how you are talking about a dark forest, a web of lies, corruption and drugs - about plans and counter-plans. Kamal Haasan is the pivot for the movie but where he has been left all by himself in previous movies, here he has three stellar performances from Prakash, Trisha and even Madhu Shalini and those performances elevate a simple plot but a complicated narration to another level. A remake of a French movie, Cheekati Rajyam does justice to the story and makes sure you stand up and notice Rajesh Selva's efforts.

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