Debutant filmmaker Caarthik Raju’s Thirudan Police focuses on the bond between father and son. The film starts on the conflict between a disciplinarian father and his wayward son. Quite appropriately, Caarthik ends the movie as a tribute to fathers.
Featuring Dinesh, Ishwarya Rajesh, Aadukalam Naren, Muthuraman, Rajesh, Nan Kadavul Rajendran, Nitin Satyaa and John Vijay in lead roles, it is produced by S P Charan and J Selvakumar. The movie tries to explore the pain and agony of policemen and their professional hazards. Since Caarthik struck to humour as the base, the proceedings are breezy and engaging.
Dinesh is a jobless youth who hates his father Rajesh (a head constable) for often chiding him. In an encounter, Rajesh gets killed. On compassionate grounds, Dinesh is provided a job in the police department. He hates the job and wants to quit. He slowly realises the sacrifices that his father made to give him a decent life, but too late.
When he comes to know about the secrets of his father’s murder, he goes on a revenge mode. Dinesh does a decent job. His character is strikingly different from his earlier films Attakaththi and Cuckoo. Ishwarya Rajesh is tailor-made for the role, while Bala Saravanan tries to evoke laughter with his comic acts. The duo of Rajendran and John Vijay deserves a special mention for their performance in the film.
Vijay Sethupathi and S P Balasubramaniam’s cameos add strength.
Overall, Thirudan Police is a fun ride that plays tribute to fathers.
Verdict: Papa preach