24 Movie Review- Must Watch Film
Cast:Suriya, Samantha, Nithya Menen
Written & Directed by: Vikram Kumar
Music: A R Rahman
Editing: Prawin Pudi
Banner: 2D Entertainment
Release Date: 14-04-2016
Run Time: 164 minutes
24 is a Tamil Sci-fic film with a time travel concept written and directed by Vikram Kumar. The film is produced by Suriya under his 2D Entertainment. The film features Suriya, Samantha and Nithya Menen in the lead roles, while Saranya Ponvannan, Ajay, Sathyan, Appukutty, Girish Karnad, Mohan Raman playing important roles.
Suriya plays three characters antagonist Athreeya, protagonists Mani and Sethuraman where he excels in each one while Athreeya stands out of the three. Samantha who plays Mani’s love interest looks at her best till date. Nithya Menen’s role is short but important and she does it with ease. Saranya Ponvannan as Mani’s mother steals the show.
‘24’ is the story of a watch, with which the person having it can travel to the past or future by controlling the time. This watch which is invented by Sethuraman (Suriya) a scientist while his twin brother, the dreadful Athreya wants to snatch this watch. Athreeya ‘s longing for watch extends to the next generation after 26 years in future. Now he has to now get it from a watch mechanic Mani (Suriya) who is also the son of Sethuraman. Finally what happens to the watch, and who gets the watch is ‘24’ all about.
Vikram Kumar has handled the time travel concept (though time travel concept is not new to Tamil audience as we already witnessed in Netru Indru Naalai) without wasting time and building a lot of suspense over it. The pre-interval block between Mani and Athreeya and the interval block is something the director has nailed it. Cinematographer Tirru has brought some out of the world visuals to support director’s brilliant ideas. Editing could have been better with first half moving at a slow pace. AR Rahman songs were enhanced with beautiful visuals. CG and VFX works are outstanding and merely flawless.
Finally 24 is a must watch film for Suriya’s performance, Vikram Kumar’s outstanding script and execution, its production value and technical excellence. These type of experimental films must be encouraged so that we can see many in future.