Everyone have their own reasons to travel by train, some do it for the comfort, a few for the scenic beauty that they can witness. With Dhanush as the lead ‘Thodari’ by Prabhu Solomon is one such journey with a mix of everything.
First thing first, visuals of cinematographer Vetrivel Mahendran should be lauded and no second thoughts about it.
The journey begins in the Delhi- Chennai express in which Poochiappan (Dhanush) is a pantry worker.
A series of incidents including the cardiac arrest of the train’s driver leads the train to run out of control. Whether the train is stopped, did the passengers reach their destination safely forms the climax.
Though there are shades of Hollywood hits ‘Unstoppable’ and ‘Speed’, Dhanush has done his part well and has carried the entire movie on his shoulders.
Saroja (Keerthy Suresh) who plays the assistant to an actress does not only play the lady love and appear in songs but also has some daring scenes. Thambi Ramaiah as Chandrakanth, Radha Ravi as central minsiter and Harish Uthaman as NSG Commando have done justice to their characters.
Though the music by D Imman is average it still has the shades of ‘Kumki’.
Prabhu Solomon has tried to attach the compartments of goods, passenger and express trains to an EMU engine. If you are that kind of a person who does not like to miss a train, then you may have to think twice before geting on this ‘Thodari’.