Thegidi (2014)
Movie: Thegidi (U)
Cast: Ashok Selvan, Janani Iyer, Jayaprakash
Direction: P Ramesh
Producer: CV KumarC Senthil KumarTE Abinesh
Banner: Thirukumaran Entertainment
Music: Nivas K Prasanna, Selva Rani
Genre: Thriller
Run Time: 122 Mins
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Thegidi (2014)

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The latest to jump on the bandwagon of short filmmakers, who have graduated to mainstream cinema, is director P Ramesh with his maiden venture, Thegidi. The film is produced by noted producer, C V Kumar of Thirukumaran Entertainment in association with ABI TCS Studios and Vel Mediaa.

Thegidi features Ashok Selvan and Janani Iyer in the lead roles supported by Jayakumar, Jayaprakash, Kaali, Pradeep Nair and others. The film has music by debutant Nivas K Prasanna, who has already received rave reviews and is being touted as the next A.R. Rahman.

Story

Vetri (Ashok Selan) has just completed his Master’s in Criminology and is placed at a detective agency. He has a very good observing capacity, which makes his professors believe that he will become a good detective someday. As a fresher he joins a detective company and he is assigned with the task of shadowing and surveillance. His job is to shadow the movements of certain individuals and gather all the relevant information about their daily routine.

He stays with his best friend Nambi and collects all the details about his targets. Things are fine until one day he falls in love with the woman he is shadowing, Madhushree (Janani Iyer), an orphan, who is staying with friends. Though it is against company policy to get in touch with the subject, Vetri cannot help himself.

He approaches her and they fall in love. Vetri now starts to wonder about the client who has requested intelligence on Madhu. Though he is not privy to such information, he is determined to find out.

But before he can do so, he unearths certain other strange facts about the Agency. Vetri’s completed targets are killed one by one and Vetri understands that someone has used him to collect details about the victims, and the next one on the list is Madhu. He teams up with Inspector Raghuram and continue his enquiry with his help.

On thorough investigation, Vetri finds that Sailesh and Sadagopan, who are a part of an insurance company, plot to take insurance policies, for the people who are single. The first two installments are paid by these plotters. By the third installment, the policy holders die in an accident involving death. The policies are then claimed by another unknown person having fake relationship with the policy holder. The third person is then found to be Vallabha, who is none other than the professor who motivated Vetri to become a detective.

The claimed amount is then shared by the trio. Vetri then finds out the plot of his professor and his idea of linking him up with the detective agency. After narrating the story, the professor puts a bullet into his head. It is then shown that Vetri lives happily with friends and family taking care of the professor’s old mother. Things seem fishy, when a newspaper contains a card pointing the same agency with which Vetri had initially worked with. The story ends with Vetri picking up a call.

1 Review

  1. Rediff
    5/10

    Thegidi is an exciting thriller

    Debutant P Ramesh is an exciting investigative thriller revolving around a massive insurance scam. Ashok’s character seems similar to the one he played on Pizza 2: Villa. In both films, he is on a desperate mission to unravel a deeply hidden secret and he seems to be quite proficient at investigating. Janani has nothing much to do in the film. Jayaprakash stands out amongst the supporting cast.

    On the downside, the story lacks the racy element that could have made the film a truly edge-of-the-seat thriller. But at exactly two hours, editor John Paul seems to have fulfilled his part. Initially, the suspense builds up, but just when you expect things to heat up, we feel a bit let down.

    Overall, a great effort by debutant director P Ramesh, who seems to have extracted the best from his team, be it the actors or the technicians.

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