Reviewer's Summary - Rubbish|
Actors: Jayam Ravi, Kamna Jethmalani, Vani Vishwanath, Prakash Raj, Nasser
Producer: Pushpa Kandaswamy
Dialogs: Crazy Mohan
New face Kamna Jethmalani is the sole saving grace of this appallingly bad college love story.
Indian movie directors have beaten the college love story theme to death in a multitude of languages and Idhaya Thirudan brings nothing new to the party.
Deepika (Kamna) is the spoiled daughter of a senior government officer Sudha Rani (Vani Vishwanath). To get back at her strict mother, the engineering student sends her mom a nasty e-mail with revealing pictures of herself in the name of an invented character called T.Mahesh.
However, unbeknownst to Deepika there is a student in real life called T.Mahesh (Jayam Ravi) pursuing a course in catering. Despite T.Mahesh's protestations of innocence, the Assistant Commisioner of Police Mayilravanan (Prakash Raj) accuses him of sending the nasty e-mail and gets the innocent lad thrashed.
Having been punished for an act that he did not commit, the young lad vows to pursue the girl. That he does and quickly falls in love with her. Deepika, although attracted to him, is wary of him because she finds him a dominating personality just like her mother. So, she feigns to be in love with the police officer Mayilravanan, who is already attracted to her.
As if this banal story was not hard enough to endure, there's also the poorly developed side story of the notorious criminal Alwar (Nasser). Hunted by the police, Alwar is working in cahoots with Sudha Rani's ex-husband GK.
Grand-daughter of the well known attorney Ram Jethmalani, Kamna shines as the spunky, rebellious girl but cannot salvage this birdbrained film because of its assinine script. As the gum-chewing, rebellious college student, the young lass fits the role to a T.
But Kamna's co-star Jayam Ravi is a different matter. A seeming novice in the realm of acting, the fellow is stiff and appears to have a very limited range of expressions.
Prakash Raj is effective as the police officer drooling over the young Deepika. Another talented actor - Nasser - is wasted in Idhaya Thirudan.
Idhaya Thirudan portrays Indian police officers in a most unflattering light, unconvincing even to their foes.
The fight scenes - a staple of Tamil movies - have been done so badly in Idhaya Thirudan that we wondered if this film had a stunt director at all.
Besides Chennai, Idhaya Thirudan has been shot in Austria, Italy and Germany. With such a horrid script, it'd have made no difference to the movie's entertainment value even if it'd been filmed on Mars.
Idhaya Thirudan's music director Bharadwaj does little credit to himself. None of the songs rise above the average. October Kaatru and Unnai Thotta are two of the better songs.
All in all, Idhaya Thirudan is a stinker of a movie.- Copyright SearchIndia.com