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Thaanaa Serndha Koottam (2018)

Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 12 January 2018 (India)
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Angered by the corruption that stopped him from becoming a CBI officer, a young man forms a gang who pose as CBI officers and raids the corrupt.


Vignesh Shivan (as Vignesh Shivn)


Neeraj Pandey (story), Vignesh Shivan (as Vignesh Shivn)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Suriya ... Iniyan
Keerthi Suresh ... Madhu
Karthik ... Kurinji Vendhan
Ramya Krishnan ... Azhagu Meena
Nandha ... Vetrivel
Senthil ... Iniyan's Assistant
Suresh Chandra Menon ... Uthaman
RJ Balaji ... Paranjothi
Sathyan ... Muthu
Thambi Ramaiah ... Iniyan's Father (as Thambi Ramayya)
Kalaiyarasan ... Iniyan's Friend
Anand Raj Anand Raj ... Minister
Shivashankar Shivashankar ... Ondiveeran
Yogi Babu ... Narayanan
Vinodhini Vaidynathan ... Mangaiyarkarasi


Angered by the corruption that stopped him from becoming a CBI officer, a young man forms a gang who pose as CBI officers and raids the corrupt.

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Tamil | Telugu

Release Date:

12 January 2018 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

A Crowd That Gathered By Itself See more »

Filming Locations:

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India See more »


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Aadnah Arts, Studio Green See more »
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Did You Know?


The first single of the movie, "Naana Thaana Veena Ponaa", composed by Anirudh and written by Vignesh Shivn, was released on July 27, 2017. See more »


Equipment and setup of movie scenes does not match the 1987 time-line. E.g: the CCTV camera shown in the jewelry store. See more »


Referenced in Allu Ramendran (2019) See more »


Engae Endru Povathu
Lyrics by Thamarai
Music by Anirudh Ravichander
Sung by Shakthisree Gopalan and Anirudh Ravichander
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Thaana Serndha Koottam may amuse those who didn't watch Special 26 but to those who watched the original,this comic version feels bit odd.
14 January 2018 | by shobanchittuproluSee all my reviews

Thaanaa Serndha Koottam (2018) :

Since I watched Naanum Rowdy Dhaan,I was impressed by Vignesh Shivan's skill of blending humor in serious plots.So even when it is revealed that TSK is remake of acclaimed Bollywood film Special 26,I have huge expectations on how Vignesh would blend humor in such serious non-fictional events.SO did Vignesh Shivan impress again?


Tilak(Surya) is a frustrated guy who fails to get a job in CBI because he could not pay the bribe. He forms a gang with Jhansi Rani(Ramya Krishnan) and few others to take a revenge by performing fake raids on several people in the society. In the process, the real CBI officers come to know about this and they start chasing down the same. Will the real CBI officers catch this Gang? What happens in the end ? Forms the story of the film.

My Review:

TSK has a core plot that is pretty similar to the Hindi film Special 26. It must be noted that they have acquired the rights to the Hindi film and Vignesh ShivN has modified the screenplay completely to suit the local audience. TSK actually looks like a highly original product that is sure to get recognition from local audience who haven't watched Special 26.

Like in Bollywood version, the film's events happen in 1987. The setting is Karaikudi in Tamilnadu. TSK doesn't turn serious at any time unlike its original; it is packaged with fun elements. The director has done most changes in the first part and some characters. He has introduced Ramya Krishna's character here, which was originally played by actor Anupam Kher. By bringing Ramya Krishna on board, the director has also used lot of comedy. The underlying humour though is director Vignesh Shivn's signature style. Throughout the film, it is the understated sarcasm that wins audience over.

But despite all of the fun,the movie gets bit dragged even for such crisp duration of 2hr12min.Vignesh Shivn constantly tries to be 'fun' and 'serious' and ends up not achieving both. There are places where Thaanaa Serndha Koottam catches us off-guard.Climax lacks logic.

Suriya is a proven actor who can do justice to any kind of role. For this character, he has turned very lean and looks much younger than his age. He has many scenes to showcase his multiple variations effectively. It looked odd in the trailer, but the star has done a commendable job as far as dubbing in Telugu is considered. With an ingeniously layered role and a brilliant act, Ramya Krishnan truly "steals" the show.The seasoned actress that she is, brings on the finer nuances of her character with a lot of dignity and understatedness.When real CBI catches Ramya Krishna, she gives the best performance. She is also quite natural in this.Suresh Chandra Menon is apt in his role.

Anirudh delivers a mixed bag. Sodakku is a chartbuster but other songs are just decent. It is the same with the background score as well which has its moments but is mostly uninspiring.The director has created '80s look and feel with his choice of locations and perfect art work. Cinematography is decent.

SO,Thaana Serndha Koottam may amuse those who didn't watch Special 26 but to those who watched the original,this comic version feels bit odd.

My Rating 6.25/10

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