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UlKuthu has managed to convince the audience with a pacy revenge action thriller screenplay. And the movie is certainly worth the watch.
The combo Attakatthi Dinesh and Bala Saravanan once again team up for Ulkuthu after Thirudan Police. The movie is a very average revenge type action thriller.
But the screenplay and especially the cast take it up on their shoulders to make it a convincing thriller.
Ulkuthu, in fact, starts in a rather sluggish manner and the story takes a while to take shape. Once that is done, the pace picks up and keeps the audience interested.
Two characters that deserve special mention in making the movie convincing are Sharath Lohitashwa as Kaka Mani and Dhilip Subbarayan as the brother of Kaka Mani, Saravanan.
Attakathi Dinesh too has done his role as Raja pretty neatly.
He fits into the revenge seeking “hot-blooded” youth character, but slightly underperforms when it comes to displaying the sad emotion accompanying the demise of his sister.
The plot is simple – Dinesh, the lead, plays a revenge seeking brother.
But the screenplay has been smartly put together to deliver this very common, average story into an interesting, convincing one.
Kaka Mani and Dhilip Subbarayan are money lenders and promptly collect from those who borrowed in a typical “villainous” manner.
How these villains have a history with Raja and how Raja gives back is what Ulkuthu is all about.
Dinesh scores neatly by subtly playing the action scenes.
Dhilip Subbarayan deserves a special mention for the stunt scenes. Especially the Kabbadi sequence is worth watching.
(Note that he is well known for his stunt sequences in Theeran Adhigaaram Ondru).
The movie could have been still more convincing and sharp if the first 30 minutes or so have been properly written by the director.
The love sequence is totally unnecessary to the movie and the character of Nandita Swetha is completely wasted. Is it a must that there should be a love track for the hero in a movie?
And that too, for an action movie like Ulkuthu, eliminating such distractions could have made the screenplay a lot tighter and racier.
Nevertheless Ulkuthu stands elevated in delivering a mixture of emotions throughout – action, comedy, sentiment, and whatnot!
We get a fresh breeze of comedy in unexpected situations and the line is drawn carefully so that the comedy doesn’t dilute the action and seriousness of the movie.
Dhilip Subbarayan as Saravanan shines – his characterization emits loads of ego and tension. He is a person who doesn’t think twice or even care about the others while delivering his form of justice.
Be it taking the custody of a girl or killing a police officer in front of loads of eyeballs – he’s got it covered.
Sharath Lohitashwa scores equally well as he has got chance to perform a variety of emotions. His encounter with Raja builds up the necessary tension for the movie.
The music is so average. The BG does not go well with the mood as well as fails to deliver the emotions as strong as they have to be.
Songs too are average kind and not really stand in our mind.
UlKuthu has managed to convince the audience with a pacy revenge action thriller screenplay. The movie has its ups and downs.
But the positives surely weigh down the negatives. And the movie is certainly worth the watch.
In particular, the star cast, Dinesh, Dhilip Subbarayan and Sharath Lohitashwa have done their job remarkably well.
After some point the repetitive display of anger and villainous traits can get boring to some. Yet, Ulkuthu will not disappoint you.