Production- Manobala’s Picture House|Thirrupathi Brothers|SR Cinema
Director- H. Vinoth
Cinematography- K. G. Venkatesh
Editing- Raja Sethupathi
Sound Mix- Dolby Digital|Datasat
Original Music by- Sean Roldan
Cast- Natraj,Ishara Nair,Ponvannan,Ilavarasu,Piraisoodan,Vallavan & Dharani.
Sathuranga Vettai….This movie eliminates the word cliche for once. The interesting fact is that it’s a debut venture for director Vinoth, well no where in the movie it reflects that it’s his first project. The story is crafted in a very different manner and the screenplay keeps you engaged throughout the movie. There was little melodrama but it as well balanced with the story later. Vinoth did the magic like what Nalan did it with “Soodhu Kavvum”. Both SV and SK have their intelligence derived from their creators. It’s the first full fledged con-movie in Tamil Cinema, which throws light on how the public gets fooled by few things happening in the society. One such con-man is what the lead portrays in this flick.
SV has the ace cinematographer Natraj playing the lead, his previous ventures as an actor did not click well, but this is bound to make a mark for him. But as a cinematographer he is been very successful and is very popular in Bollywood for movies like Black Friday, Jab we met, Love Aaj Kal, Holiday, Raanjhanaa, etc. He did a great job, the different shades of the character were well played by him. The dialogues were a strong suit of this movie, and the delivery by Natraj was sharp, he convinces you as a perfect Con-Artist.
Ishara Nair who is a newbie in the tinsel town may not be a hottie but a perfect small town girl, her innocence brings a pleasant relief in this hard bound crime thriller.
Ponvannan, Ilavarasu ,Vallavan & Ramachandaran make a great ensemble as supporting cast. Ilavarasu was on screen for a short while but his character makes you laugh hard.
The camera was handled well by Venkatesh, there were quite a few lengthy and aerial shots which were captured well by him. And the icing on the cake was by Raja Sethupathi who had cut the picture really tight. Then comes the soundtrack which has neat melodies and a great background score, scored by the recent sensation Sean Roldan.
Vinoth did a great job in giving a different movie amongst the regular masala flicks, which I’m sure is going to bring in more audience from what we say word of mouth. Thirupathi brothers can say it’s a hatrick as Goli Soda and Manja Pai were a hit.
Sathuranga Vettai has it’s Indian style of CON, so don’t compare it with any Hollywood flicks. Definitely worth a watch for the different approach, there are a few nail biting instances which keeps you at the edge of your seat. The dialogues have strong references to several controversial issues in the country and every con-episode is funnier than the previous one. Sathuranga Vettai is a well planned hunt.
+’s – Gripping screenplay with great performances by the entire cast.