Perarasu has kept his reputation of rendering successful
commercial masala entertainers intact with Thirupathy with Ajith
dazzling at his best. It's re-energised and a fiery Ajith who
takes the whole burden on his shoulders and delivers a
performance. A simple theme stretched in a riveting manner
thanks to a racy screenplay.
Ajith in the company of Perarasu and music composer Bharadwaj
seems to revel in an author-backed mass role.
In a nutshell, the movie is about why should the State
government usher free pregnancy treatment to prevent several
women being made to undergo operation (caessarian) during
pregnancy by greedy doctors out to make a fast buck.
Perarasu in order to deliver this message has woven an
interesting screenplay and set a sequence of events which would
be certainly loved by Ajith's fans. Ajith has loads of punch
dialogues glorifying his stature and stunts sequences where he
bashes all around.
The movie begins with Thirupathy (Ajith), running a sound
service, ready to take on any evil that he comes across in his
day-to-day life. He happens to meet a beautician Priya (Sadha).
A sequence of hilarious encounters between them results in love
blossoming between them.
Meanwhile Thirupathy's friend Muthu (Riaz Khan), son of a State
Minister, for whom Thirupathy is ready to go to any extent and
sacrifice anything in life, turns his foe when Thirupathy tries
to bump off a doctor whose callousness results in Thirupathy's
sister's (Dheepu) death during pregnancy.
Muthu prevents Thirupathy from bumping off the doctor and
threatens to kill Thirupathy himself for the doctor is none
other than Muthu's brother himself.
Coming to know that he has been betrayed by his own friend,
Thirupathy resolves to put an end to both. He manages to kidnap
Muthu and efforts to trace Thirupathy and Muthu fail.
Meanwhile, he manages to use Muthu as his bait to get the State
government enact a law on providing free treatment for pregnant
women in all the hospitals in the State. All's well finally ends
It is escapist fare, alright. But in a mass movie it works.
Ajith looks more comfortable on the screen in Thirupathy unlike
his recent movies and looks at ease in stunt and dance sequences
too. Interestingly the comedy that he has tried out too has also
come good. In terms of looks, Ajith, who came across as being
wan in Paramasivan, looks dashing debonair here.
Sadha, who plays his lady love, has a simple role. She looks
ravishing in songs.
Riyaz Khan is the surprise packet of the movie. A typical
villain, enacting the role of a friend turning the foe, has been
portrayed well by Riyaz. The movie has a huge star cast
including Pyramid Natarajan, Manobala, Arun Pandian (playing the
cop on the trail of Ajith), Manobala and R Sunderarajan.
Playing sidekicks M S Baskar, Kanja Karuppu and Satyan manage to
leave an impression.
Bharadwaj's foot-tapping tunes are a welcome delight for Ajith's
fans and the front-benchers. Specially Keerai Vidhaipom
featuring Ajith and Laila is a mass song sure to top
audio-charts. His fast background adds to the momentum of the
Among other contributions, which deserve a special mention are
Thalapathy Dinesh's stunts and cinematography by S Saravanan.
Perarasu, who has penned the story, screenplay, dialogues and
lyrics besides wielding the megaphone has enacted the role of an
auto-driver and also features in a stunt sequence.
Perarusu has no pretensions. He knows his constituency. He has a
formula. And he has not bothered to tamper with it. Why fix it
when it is not broken yet!
Produced by the famed AVM Productions in their diamond jubilee
year, Thirupathy is sure to make it big among the movie lovers
for it runs at high speed.
Review by IndiaGlitz