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Suttupidikka Uththaravu (aka) Suttu Pidikka Utharavu Review

Review by IndiaGlitz [ Friday, June 14, 2019 • Tamil ]
Suttupidikka Uththaravu (aka) Suttu Pidikka Utharavu Review
Kalpataru Pictures
Vikranth, Athulya Ravi, Suseenthiran, Mysskin, pillayar Ruthru, Preethi Kitchappan
Ramprakash Rayappa
Jakes Bejoy

Director Ram Prakash Rayappa who had directed the impressive Thamizhukku En Ondrai Azhuthavum and faltered in Pokkiri Raja is back with his third flick Suttu pidikka utharavu, with an interesting starcast and a thrilling premise. Let's see what the director has in store, in this thriller.

Ashok(Vikranth) and Selva(Suseenthiran) rob a bank, leading to loss of lives as well as money, and police officer Ibrahim (Mysskin) is on a mission to nab the criminals. As the robbers are on the run, Ibrahim is in the hunt with shoot at sight order. Was he able to complete his mission and why did Ashok and Selva rob the bank is what Suttu pidikka utharavu is all about.

Mysskin steals the show as the commanding, authoritative and strong police officer with a clear plan, and he's shown as a man of both brain and brawn, and is impressive in both the dialogue delivery and action, with a good body language.Vikranth is perfect, as the man with a heart, and as a father who wants to save his daughter by going to the extent of robbing, expresses well within the limitations of the screenplay. Suseenthiran, though loud for most part, is good in action episodes. Athulya as the lively area girl Bhuvana brightens up the proceedings with her bubbly act. The rest of the cast including Ruthru, Baby Manasvi are adequate.

The first half of the movie looks rushed, with events happening one after the other, with logical loopholes aplenty, and the whole track involving Athulya and the media men looks forced and artificial. However, towards the interval the movie gains momentum, and it is Mysskin who holds interest with his presence.

The second unravels the suspense in several characters, and as Ramprakash Rayappa opens the back story behind all the events in the first half towards the end of the second half, what seemed as logical loopholes get justified, ultimately ending in a satisfactory manner.

Background score by Jakes Bejoy keeps the audience engaged, while cinematography by Sujith Sarang captures the action and chase sequences effectively. Editing by Ramarao keeps the movie tight.

Ramprakash Rayappa is back after a hiatus with Suttu pidikka utharavu, set at the backdrop of a bank robbery, and after Thamizhukku En Ondrai Azhuthavum, the maker has touched terrorism yet again, without much detailing. However, he achieves what was intended with a pacy screenplay, and a tight narration. Though the sequences featuring Athulya and the media men seem farfetched and Ruthru's supposedly humorous antics annoy, the director makes up for these shortcomings with the final reveal. With Mysskin in peak form holding attention,  chases that happen throughout and a screenplay without diversions like songs or commercial compromises, Suttu pidikka utharavu is a fine watch. 

Verdict: Mysskin and the screenplay make this thriller work.

Rating: 2.75 / 5.0

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