Ace conman Gandhi effortlessly thinks up schemes to swindle gullible and greedy folks. However on a rare occasion, things don't go according to plan and he ends up in the clutches of a ruthless gang who demand schemes from him for money.
An aspiring director targets a ruthless gangster because he wants to make a violent gangster film. His discreet attempts to research the gangster fail miserably. Finally when he gets caught snooping, things hit the fan.
Vetri (Ashok Selvan) has a keen observational skill who after studying criminology joins a private detective agency in Chennai and his passion for work keeps him going till he meets a new "subject" Madhu (Janani Iyer). He starts liking her but realizes that she is in danger and now the hunter becomes the hunted. Written by
Gripping in most of the parts with some unexpected twists and turns. Perfect gambling!
Investigative thrillers are always a treat to watch. Unfortunately in Tamil cinema we don't have much movies in that genre. 'Thegidi' falls under this list satisfyingly as it takes the audience, an one hell ride filled with some twists and turns. In order to clear things up, this is not like 'Sherlock Holmes' but a simple and realistic crime thriller. Its all about connecting the dots by overlooking the small things which was not noticed on the first sight. Just like a novel the twists and questions unfold by raising the question 'What next?'. Ashok Selvan as a fresher detective fits perfectly. The scene where he shows his observation skills to his Professor, adamant about not using mobile phones, hesitating to fall in love with his case subject - this guy knows how to act! Janani Iyer looks beautiful and thankfully her role is very much realistic. Standing apart from stereotypic acting she stands tall as a perfect next door girl. Jayaprakash as a senior cop delivered a fitting performance. Director Ramesh has to be applauded for choosing the title as 'Thegidi' which literally means 'gambling'. Here he tried to convey up to which extent, some people will go just for the sake of money! He tried to make the movie as serial as possible and avoided all commercial elements except the romance portions. Music by newbie Nivas Prasanna boosts up the thrilling mood perfectly. The tension grows up during the interval block by the sudden turn of events and the music fuels our heart beat perfectly. His re-recording makes even the normal scenes as a pulsating one! Cinematographer Dinesh Krishnan experimented several different angles and it worked out well for a thriller movie. Editing by Leo John Paul is sleek and to the point as the movie runs for just 2 hours. Telling the whole story in the starting credits itself is a surprisingly new idea.
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