‘Thimmarusu’, the Telugu remake of the Kannada movie ‘Birbal’, is tauter and leverages the strengths of its lead man, Satya Dev
Remakes are tough in a digital age the place many film fans are more likely to have watched the unique movie. Except a writer-director recreates the story to enchantment to the sensibilities of viewers in a special area, the remake can find yourself being a pale shadow of the unique. Thimmarusu is a remake of the Kannada movie Birbal (2019). Director Sharan Koppisetty stays true to the unique story by M G Srinivas and cuts the flab to current an enticing movie. The movie’s draw, aside from a fairly cerebral story, is the presence of actor Satya Dev who performs a sensible lawyer named Ramachandra with swag.
- Solid: Satya Dev, Priyanka Jawalkar, Brahmaji
- Path: Sharan Koppisetty
- Music: Sricharan Pakala
- Exhibiting in: Theatres
The swag is an integral part of Thimmarusu. It may have simply change into an overtly emotional narrative the place a wrongly accused character appears as much as the hero to be his saviour. The wronged teen, Vasu (Ankith Koyya), isn’t a weepy pushover. He has the angst of somebody who has been framed and punished and Ramachandra has to work to achieve his belief.
The opening act particulars the happenings on a wet evening in 2011 when a cab driver, who can be a police informer, is brutally murdered. Vasu who’s passing by and informs the police, is framed and sentenced. Eight years later, Ramachandra re-opens this case when the cash-rich authorized agency he works for decides to take up a couple of instances freed from price for individuals who can’t afford authorized companies.
Serving to Ramachandra crack the investigation are Anu (Priyanka Jawalkar) and Sudhakar (Brahmaji). The exchanges between Ramachandra and Sudhakar set the tone for enjoyable moments.
In a partly Rashomon impact try, Ramachandra tries to have a look at the crime from totally different factors of views. A number of twists throw the investigating authorized trio and Vasu off stability, till Ramachandra reveals all his playing cards and will get to the underside of the puzzle.
The ultimate reveal doesn’t come as an enormous shock. However the conditions resulting in it maintain us invested. A struggle sequence in an elevator and one other with a briefcase are masala touches that Satya Dev pulls off effectively.
Nonetheless, I needed the movie hadn’t defined each methodology to spoon feed the viewers.
At a bit of over two hours, Thimmarusu holds consideration and does away with songs. Sricharan Pakala, who by now can most likely compose for thrillers along with his eyes closed, accentuates the proceedings along with his efficient background rating but once more. Appu Prabhakar’s cinematography enhances the brooding thriller with earthy, darker tones.
Satya Dev does a effective balancing act in portraying a cerebral hero who can even deal with the masala segments with out trying misplaced. Brahmaji retains the laughs coming. Ankith Koyya, who made his presence felt in Johaar, is spectacular in internalising the anger and helplessness of a sufferer. In her quick position, Jhansi speaks much less however conveys a lot extra along with her physique language. The main woman’s character may have been written higher; Priyanka Jawalkar performs it effectively however there isn’t a lot to make her stand out.
Thimmarusu doffs its hat to the historic persona of the identical identify who served because the prime minister to Krishnadevaraya. Whereas the Kannada movie is an element considered one of a trilogy, it stays to be seen if the makers of Thimmarusu too would observe swimsuit with additional investigations.
Sharan, whose earlier movie Kirrak Celebration was additionally a remake, presents an entertaining thriller to welcome the viewers again to the theatres in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.