Primarily, movies like Deiva thirumagal are a rarity in Tamil cinema. Having said that it’s entirely not a rarity for Vikram to deliver a heavyweight performance in the role of Krishna, who has developmental disability, who is fighting for his rights to bring up his daughter despite his ailment. Barring Vikram, there is also another artist who has come of age with Deiva Thirumagal. Director Vijay. Having proved
his versatility, he also bolsters his position as a well-rounded director with Deiva Thirumagal.
You simply have to give it to him for handling a subject like that of Deiva Thirumagal and still making it watchable, lacing it with subtle humor. His characters are well etched out, his script is neatly written with not an extra ounce of melodrama, his actors are brilliantly evocative and the support factors of the movie are pertinently placed so as to give it a splendid look.
Vikram’s story, albeit inspired from I Am Sam, is deeply moving in its own right. It’s also hard to point fingers at anything that makes the movie tick. Sometimes you tend to feel that it’s Vikram and other times, the movie itself. Either ways, there is no denial that the movie is a well-written, well-performed gem. A risk in dealing with such subjects is that it could get melodramatic if it isn’t trudged carefully and
Vijay seems to be absolutely aware of this.
The story, in a sentence, revolves around a custody battle of a person with developmental disabilities, of his daughter. So there are court room scenes aplenty; talking of which, Deiva Thirumagal’s dialogues are a revelation. You don’t need complex dialogues to reveal anything that is profound in nature. Dialogues, in their pure and simplest forms, are the strength of Deiva Thirumagal.
Enough and more has been written about Vikram and his versatility. There should be nothing surprising if Vikram fetches the national awards this year around again for his role as Krishna. He scores for all the duds he delivered before in his career. Anushka, as the firebrand lawyer, is another takeaway the movie offers. The resolute lawyer’s tag sits comfortably on Anushka’s shoulders and she cashes in on the opportunity to showcase her potential. Amala Paul, although she comes in an insignificant and tiny role, looks so pretty that you almost forgot how soiled she looked in Myna.
Nirav Shah’s camera, G V Prakash’s background score and songs, have a significant role in playing up to the movie’s mood and the proceedings.
The movie’s huge strength is the fact that none of the characters die down from your memory long after you left the theatre. They live, as Krishnan, as Anuradha and as Nila. Let Deiva Thirumagal get the attention it deserves.
Verdict: Must Watch!
Verdict : Must Watch!
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