Thadam review: A smart whodunit drama that falters with its sentiment

Thadam is essentially a ‘whodunit drama’. There’s a murder. Money gets stolen. With a key piece of evidence, the police narrow down a suspect. What if there were a look alike? Thadam’s plot is structured like a maze, similar to its title design. The suspense beautifully builds up until intermission. Is it Ezhil or is it Kavin? (Arun Vijay plays a dual role) Is the murder about money? The parts that follow the investigation in Thadam are the strongest. At every breakthrough, there is a development that brings the police back to square one. Magizh Thirumeni takes extra care to ensure that the audience is kept on tenterhooks and it works, until the end.

Read the full review here:

https://www.cinemaexpress.com/reviews/tamil/2019/mar/01/thadam-review-10326.html

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