Thodari (2016) Review


Thodari (transl. Train) is a 2016 Indian Tamil-language action thriller film co produced, written and directed by Prabhu Solomon. It stars Dhanush and Keerthy Suresh in the lead roles, while D. Imman composed the film's music. The film revolves around a pantry worker who risks his own life to save his girlfriend and fellow passengers on board when the train goes out of control and hijackers enter the scene.
Thodari was released theatrically on 22 September 2016, along with a Telugu dubbed version titled Rail. It was later dubbed into Hindi as Express Khiladi in 2018.
The film starts in New Delhi Railway Station where Poochiyappan (Dhanush) is a server in a railway catering company and is on duty in the New Delhi-Chennai Express. He is working along with his team members and best friend Vairam (Karunakaran) under his supervisor Chandrakanth (Thambi Ramaiah).
During the journey, he meets Saroja (Keerthy Suresh) and falls in love with her in the first sight. She is the make-up artist of the actress Srisha,(Pooja Jhaveri) and she wants to become a successful singer.
Poochi tells about Saroja to Vairam who promises to help him woo her. Poochi then devises a plan, and makes her talk on the phone to a great poet Vairamuthu, who is actually Vairam. However, he soon realises that Saroja is not good at singing from any angle though continuing to support her.
Saroja remains close to Poochi as she wants to enter the singing industry without knowing the true fact.

Abhiyum Naanum (2008) Review


Abhiyum Naanum (transl. Abhi and I) is a 2008 Indian Tamil-language comedy-drama film produced by Prakash Raj and directed by Radha Mohan. It features Prakash Raj in the central character with Trisha in the lead role as his daughter, while Aishwarya and Ganesh Venkatraman play supporting roles. Vidyasagar scored the music for the film.
The film was launched in October 2007 and released on 19 December 2008.[1] The film is based on the 1950 English film Father of the Bride. The film was partially reshot in Telugu as Aakasamantha (transl. Sky-high) with Jagapathi Babu replacing Prithviraj, which released in 2009.
The film opened to critical acclaim and won several awards, including the ITFA Best Movie Award. The plot and scenes are remarkably similar to the movie Father of the Bride. The film was remade in Kannada as Naanu Nanna Kanasu (2010).
Raghuram is a simple man who manages estates and doing his own business in Ooty.
He meets Sudhakar, a newcomer at Coonoor, who has a young daughter. Raghuram sees the father and daughter duo, and smiles thinking of his own daughter. He engages in a conversation with Sudhakar. Raghuram married his cousin Anu, without their parents' consent. They have a daughter Abhi, whom Raghuram loves so much.
Abhi is the world to him. Raghuram narrates his story with Sudhakar. Raghuram does anything for Abhi and usually gets into quarrel with his wife, who has a different way of raising the child.
As year rolls by, Abhi grows up and her parents are happy with whatever she does. She even brings in a beggar, Ravi 'Shashtri', and he lives with them, considering Abhi as his mother. Raghuram's close friend, Dhamu, does not have any kids and consider Abhi as their own daughter as well. When Abhi tells her parents that she wants to study in Delhi, Raghuram throws a tantrum. Eventually, Abhi is able to convince Raghuram.
Even though he is sad when thinking about spending 2 years without Abhi, he moves on. Raghuram is elated when she comes back but gets a shock. Abhi tells her parents that she fell in love with a guy. Anu is totally fine with it while Raghuram is not. He gets angry and scared and does not talk to Abhi and Anu properly. When Anu tells him that the boy is coming from Delhi, Raghuram tries to be fine. Once again, he gets shocked when he realizes that the man is actually a Sikh, named Joginder Singh. He there after maintains distance from Jogi, and cautious not to hurt Abhi.