|Movie Cast||Suriya, Keerthy Suresh and Ramya Krishna|
|Production Company||UV Creations Banner|
|Release Date||January 12, 2017|
Amidst a lot of expectations, Surya’s Thaana Serndha Kootam has finally hit the theatres today. The film was also dubbed into Telugu language with the title Gang. The film is tipped to be based on the Bollywood super hit film Special 26 directed by Neeraj Pandey. Akshay Kumar, Anupam Kher and few others have played the lead roles in the original version. This south Indian version has Surya, Ramya Krishnan, Nandan and few others in the lead roles. Vignesh Shivam who made his debut with Naanum Rowdy Dhaan is the director of the film. The film is produced by K.E.Gnanavel Raja under Studio Green banner and the Telugu version has been brought by UV Creations producers. Vamsi and Pramod are the producers of the movie.
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.
Surya Sivakumar played his part very well in the film. He is the heart and soul of the movie and has put a decent performance. The female lead Keerthi Suresh is only for glamour and songs. She did not have any proper scope to perform in the movie. Ramya Krishnan, on the other side, is decent and impressive. She entertained with her comedy timing and performance. All other actors have played their parts well and made their presence felt. The casting department is good.
Vignesh Shivam is the director of the film who has made necessary changes for the original script. Though they told that they have made a lot of changes, we can see certain scenes being repeated from the original. The director could have worked more on certain aspects of the story to make it more engaging. Some changes that the director made did not impress the audiences and they completely failed to fit in the screenplay format that the director designed. On a whole, the writing is okay and the dialogues by Shashank Vennalakanti are good.
The film has good camera work by Dinesh. Srikar Prasad’s editing has made the film a good one. The film has Good locations and the production design is neat. The set work is good. The music scored by Anirudh Ravichander is okay. The background score did not make any big impression but it tried to leave a positive impression. On a whole the technical aspects have come out well.
Few boring scenes
Gang is the Telugu version of Tamil film Thaana Serndha Kootam. The film’s unit have worked on the changes and came out with an entertaining script for the south audiences. The original script is very serious and the makers were very much aware that it needs some entertainment quotient. They have added the necessary commercial elements as well as entertaining aspects properly and brought out a decent product. The first half is good with some decent episodes but when it comes to the second half the film appears to be running fast but because of nothing much happening irrespective to the story, we feel a boredom in watching the movie. The changes that were worked on could have been sharpened in order to make it very engaging. The production values of the film are grand and on a whole, the film is okay and impresses in parts. Certainly, the movie is not a big festival winner but it has a potential to pull decent crowds to the theatres.