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7/10
Probably, the best use of twins theme ever done in cinematic Liberty. A fulfilling twisty ride.
SAMTHEBESTEST19 May 2021
Thadam (2019) : Brief Review -

Probably, the best use of twins theme ever done in cinematic Liberty. A fulfilling twisty ride. Twins theme is not new for cinema world, it's been more than 6 decades we have been seeing multiple stories driven by the same idea. However, it became cliched after some time when filmmakers didn't think about doing something new with it. Finally, Magizh Thirumeni's Tamil Crime Thriller Thadam has ended that dry spell. The murder of a youngster creates confusion among cops when they discover the suspect has an identical twin brother. Thadam lacks quality in cinematic aspects but that doesn't matter much as the film was never supposed to entertain art lovers. It's pretty enjoyable and massy film with lots of twists and logical segments. It also has loopholes though, not quite arguable. But that hurts its overall impact for sure because the twist becomes predictable at one moment. It was like, yeah i doubted that at the beginning only and funnily it turned out exactly the same. But isn't it lovable? I mean sometimes predicting things is more fun than unpredictable twists and especially when it comes to light toned film like Thadam. Yes but we have to agree that director could have made it more accurate and outstanding thriller by covering the loopes such the heroine's character and pretty unintelligent nature of all the cops. Arun Vijay shines in the film in both the roles. The varieties are as real as it could get and the situations are ingrained too. Supporting cast is decent, background music is okay and technical aspects are fine. Thadam is hurt by low grade framework and mass oriented execution but that's forgivable. As a matter of fact, it's all about unfolding thrill in audience friendly manners than getting immense accuracy. Thirumeni deserves all the Love for making such a nice twisty ride on typical theme like Twins.

RATING - 7/10*

By - #samthebestest.
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10/10
Thadam
santhosh-1029010 April 2019
Excellent Movie. Arun Vijay and everybody acted very well in the movie. The movie was so interesting and thrilling from the beginning to the end. The movie was not at all boring. Songs in the movie were not so good but the BGM in the movie was excellent. Each and every actor done their job very well. This movie is one of the best Tamil thriller movie. This is one of the best movie of Arun Vijay. Each and every scene was so interesting. The movie had an excellent story. The movie had many twists and turns which made the movie excellent. The investigation scenes were also executed in an excellent way. Even the heroines acted and used more in the movie. Excellent Movie.
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8/10
Mindblowing murder investigation film..!!
kamalbeeee25 July 2020
I never seen like thos murder mystery movie in tamil cinema. A movie story is a identical twins arrested as suspects for murder.but police got a challenge who is the one culprit but police face many struggles to prove one of them... Director made awesome movie with arun vijay...i like to watch same type of movies from him..
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7/10
Clever
katyayan-1289226 April 2021
Review By Kamal K

Magizh Thirumeni's Thadam is a whodunit thriller with ample engaging moments, thanks to its gripping screenplay. Kavin (Arun Vijay) is a petty thief who indulges in various financial dealings with the help of his aide Suruli (Yogi Babu). A selfish person, he doesn't value Ananthi's (Smruthi Venkat) true love for him. Meanwhile, Ezhil (Arun Vijay in another role), who is into construction business, dreams of settling down with Deepika (Tanya Hope)

One of them murders a youngster, which becomes a sensational case. The police, under the guidance of Gopalakrishnan (FEFSI Vijayan), nabs Ezhil first based on his image, which is found on the deceased person's phone. The police officer, who had been waiting for a chance to take revenge on Ezhil for a personal reason, plots to get him maximum punishment. However, he gets the shock of his life when other cops takes Kavin also to the custody.

Gopalakrishnan asks his junior Malarvizhi (Vidya Pradeep) to take up the case. With hardly any evidence, thanks to the perfectly executed crime, Malar struggles to find who, between Ezhil and Kavin, is the real culprit. The case reaches a stage when she has to give up the case due to lack of evidence.

Thadam has an intriguingly written flow of events that begin from the pre-interval point and the film maintains the suspense factor till the end. The movie, however, would have been better with a little more care given to the writing. It takes a long time to get to the plot, which makes the beginning a bit slow. The film also hassome spoon-feeding moments as the director wants the audience to differentiate between Ezhil and Kavin even in scenes where they do not appear together.

Arun Vijay steals the show with dual roles which are poles apart in mannerisms and body language. Vidya Pradeep as the smart cop, too, stands out. Yogi Babu and Vijayan fit in their roles flawlessly.
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5/10
Had potential to be great
Jithindurden22 July 2019
Starts off as a romantic comedy that hinted it may lead to mistaken identities but suddenly changed into a murder mystery with lots of twists and turns in the second half. Even though not badly made, the first half was just another Tamil romantic film that gives nothing new but the second half was very engaging with some touching moments and unexpected twists. Even though for most of the time I was underwhelmed by it, the last hour had enough punches in it that made it worthwhile as a whole. I just wish that the better part of this film was actually consistent with the whole film and this could have been one of the best of the year but it turned into a mixed bag.
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8/10
NIce Twist
saru202013 April 2019
A well-written & well-executed crime thriller. After a long time, witnessed one of the most unexpected suspense breaking climax. Although there were few flaws in the movie and the songs & music didn't play much, it still kept me engaged throughout the movie. Nicely performed by almost everybody. In a movie like this, it would've been better if there no songs and music was only played as BGM, which might've made the movie more crispier.
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6/10
HAD THE POTENTIAL.BUT....
sreeragmeppadath5 March 2019
2 persons who looks alike.One is the culprit.Who is he? The movie is based on this question.Even though it feels deviating at some points,it gets back on track and keeps thrilling and confusing till end.But all the potential are lost at the climax where twist is way easily predictable.The movie is quite well taken attempt but they should have been worked little more better.
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6/10
Intriguing mystery, marred by casual sexism and ending
ragingbull_20054 July 2021
Pros: 1. From 40 odd minutes, for the next 90 minutes, the mystery is mind bending and original.

Cons: 1. Breathtaking levels of casual sexism. Stalking is considered cool. Policeman peer over the balcony trying to catch glimpse of woman taking bath. Heroine croons about returning her clothes only if the hero is satisfied with her service. Difficult to sit through such cringe worthy moments.

2. The solution to the puzzle. You would be sold only if your suspension of disbelief is higher than a weed smoker's mind after a good hit from the bong.
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5/10
Good plot but terrible making
akhil02720 May 2020
The movie is not bad. It's actually quite good. But the making aspects kept me away from liking it. And the performances too. Doesn't deserve an 8 so I'm reducing the rating.
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7/10
Thadam
dhavalpithwa19 October 2019
What a Movie .....Just Amazing 1st Half Was Slowly But 2Nd Half Super ......
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7/10
Could have been better
Insane_Man11 November 2019
It will be spoiler if I say something about this movie. (hush: don't worry it's predictable) Two different person with same face and aspect. One of them murders someone in a broad daylight (not in day but to show his face in the light lol). I didn't like, past enmity between several characters. Otherwise a one time watch movie. Nothing special. Avoid or go for it, your choice.
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7/10
Nice twist
rahul-rdthecool-das24 February 2020
The story is good but something is missing in the narrative of the movie
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This is one of those few masterpieces which forces you to write it's review.
yashrajs53624 July 2019
I watch movies. I am a movie buff. And in terms of Indian films, I like Tamil movies very much. The execution of there movies is fantastic they always try new genre and they are fantastic in creating suspence in there films.

And this movie Thadam is an example of that. God damn !! What a beautiful movie Director Magizh Thirumeni has made. I even salute the screen play and story writers. And the actors have earned my applause too.

This film is one of the best Crime/Thrillers I have watched in a recent times. There was an another Tamil movie called Ratchasan which had blown out my mind. And now this one does the same.

Hats off Tamil Cinema you are the best !!

My review 10/10.
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8/10
Arun Vijay dominates in this taut thriller which keeps us hooked till the end.
mynameritesh15 August 2020
THADAM (2019) TAMIL REVIEW #thadamreview #thadam #tamilmovie . . . 📜 Plot: The murder of a youngster creates confusion among cops when they discover the suspect has a lookalike. . . . . 👨‍⚖️ Review : Thadam is a distinctive crime mystery thriller released in 2019. Based on true events, this movie highlights a genuine loophole present in the laws of our country's judiciary. Thadam has an intriguing premise and a tight screenplay which keeps you booked till the end. The suspense is never diluted untill the end kudos to the spot on alignment of flow of events. The plot takes time to settle down in the first half, the second half is outstanding with the interesting investigation developments which makes you anxious.

Arun Vijay is a revelation during the entire course of the movie, he displays brillant variations in the characters of Ezhil and Kavin with subtlety. Fefsi and Vidya provide brilliant performances as the Police Officials. The only disappointment was the poorly written female leads characters of Tanya Hope and Smruthi Venkat.

Director Magizh Thirumeni has articulated the screenplay so tight that you stick to your seats and astounded with the plot twist in the end which makes this movie worth a watch. . . 👍Goods : 1. Arun Vijay is Outstanding 2. Realistic Investigative Thriller 3. Intriguing Screenplay . . 👎 Bads : 1. Movie takes time to settle . . 🔥 Final Rating : 8/10 . . ✅ Verdict : Thadam doesn't disappoint as a whodunit thriller and has ample engaging moments, thanks to its gripping screenplay. Definitely worth a watch. . .
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8/10
Crime Thriller Drama
thejassivakumar18 December 2020
This movie is one of the best crime thrillers in tamil movie industry. It depicts the life of two young people who look alike. You may find the begining of the movie a little lagging but as the story moves forward the plot gets interesting with some unexpected twists. It's a movie definitely worth watching.
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7/10
Thadam: DOUBLE TROUBLE
soumyalal28 July 2020
Movie starts with 2 identical looking person living two different lifes. How one incident changed everything and got police in trouble to identify the killer has shown very well in this movie. It starts with slow pace till 1hr after that it has some action scene which keeps you engaged... Not the off the edge thriller but as investigation proceeds their life chapter revealed. Climax was very very good After watching Ratsasan and Theeran i had high expectation but it was above average movie. But south cinemas are better than bollywood.
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10/10
Extraordinary!
mohamedshakir-0349129 August 2019
What a classic movie thadam is.one of the best thriller movie I have ever watched.arun vijays acting is awesome, killer acting from him.an absolute master stroke from director magil thirumeni.no any dull moments in this movie, a terrific screenplay will ride you to the edge of the seat for sure. After Thadayaara Thaaka Magil thirumeni & Arun Vijay combo strikes with gold. Thadam - Tharam
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9/10
Pretty engaged till the very last
jithin-m5 April 2020
Trying to predict got my head cracked entirely. Suspenseful one!
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9/10
A different thriller
msundari20 April 2019
After long time seen such a good thriller story with no boring content. Couldn't guess the story is the biggest advantage of the film. Arun vijay acting was so good.
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10/10
Thadam = Tharam (Class) 👌
apn1265 March 2019
A well written and executed movie. Arun Vijay's powerful performance is the star of the show. The movie is paced really well. Great build up of different layers of the story as the movie progresses. And a brilliant climax in the end makes Thadam a must watch movie. Full marks for the movie and the crew.
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7/10
Best thing is its climax!
ektasharma5 April 2020
It has been made very nicely that makes you suspicious at various points but you cannot predict the climax of it. A good thriller movie I watched in long time. The movie is a bit stretched at certain times but acceptable.

If you love thrillers and appreciate unique concept, you'll surely find this a potentially good thriller movie.
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10/10
Just wow... Thrilling one
appu_hariharann5 March 2019
Suspense with thrilling edge one to watch the true story based on incidents happened.. Arun Vijay played thrilling one ... 😃 Go watch it to see the real thrill
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10/10
All time best thriller movie
sujiparathattil17 November 2019
One of the best Double role movies i have ever seen....just simply superb.....awsme to watch.....really a good thriller
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8/10
Good movie but I predicted the ending & it turned out to be same
varun-765285 August 2020
Movie was good. It was really very engaging movie but I really predicted the climax and it turned out be same. Full mark to the director to share real cases references once movie was over and sharing it with us.
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9/10
Arun Vijay dazzling movie
zameerahmedz16 June 2019
Arun Vijay performance has made this movie truely exceptioal & has fantastic climax to watch

Arun delivers yet again brilliant crime thriller
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