First things first! Thanks #VigneshShivN for giving back the #Suriya we all loved (out of his comfort zone of mass action loud masala) .. TSK IS clean fun festival entertainer.. Keeps u entertained from the word go.. Starts with #Sodakku song and he maintains his energy level till the climax.. His work will be handsomely rewarded at the Box office..#KeerthySuresh has a limited role but she has done it perfectly . Other cast like #RamyaKrishnan as #AzhaguMeena, #Senthil as KP, #Sivasankar as Ondiveeran and #Sathyan form the core group that works on the heists.#ThambiRamaiya excels in sentimental role and #Nandha made a superb comeback done a good job aswell . #SureshMenon shines as corrupt official called Uthaman while #Karthik as the CBI investigator, Kurunjivendhan, who is a ruthless officer and believes harsher punishment negates the chances of the crime being repeated.
Being "inspired" by Hindi movie #Special26 , Shivn manages to balance fan expectations and demands of the script beautifully. Set in 1987, the film is based on the real events of the Mumbai’s Opera House heist. The film manages to capture the era perfectly , the rotary phones, radio, ambassador cars, and, of course, Kamal Haasan’s movie Nayagan posters in the background. Vignesh Shivn’s refreshing character sketches and screenplay that has adapted the story for his audience has left no space for comparison. He has made the concept his own and has done justice to it. For example, to cast Ramya Krishnan in a role that Anupam Kher had done originally was creative.
The flashback is an addition by Vignesh, and it would be fair to say that this part is the heart of the story. It explains what follows beautifully. On the downside, towards the climax the plot slips into predictability and a preachy tone. For a film that handles serious topics, TSK remains a feel good, light-hearted film, tailor-made for the festival weekend .