Selvam joins as a driver in his friend Kumaresan's bus company but one day, he meets Kempe Gowda, a cop, who wants him dead.
The interval twist seems to still hold fascination for many of our filmmakers. Only recently, we had Jannal Oram where we had a long-winded first half whose whole purpose was to nudge us towards the interval twist that sets the film's actual story in motion. At least, in that film, we had proficient actors and a director who knew the basics and tried to keep things at an agreeable level until he got into the story. And, now, we have Sandhithathum Sindhithathum, which has an interval twist that kick-starts the story as well.
The plot revolves around Selvam and Gopika, who work in Bangalore and live in the same house though they don't realize this fact until later (somewhat similar to what we saw recently in
). Gopika's colleague Aravind is the local big shot Devaraj's son and his pastime is raping girls whom he refers to "akka" and "thangachi". He tries to force himself on Gopika but dies in a freak accident but Devaraj decides that Selvam is the murderer and pays off the cop Kempe Gowda to finish him off in a fake encounter. It has elements for a decent thriller but we are forced to sit through mundane scenes and insufferable acting, not to mention out-of-the-blue songs. It is indeed a mercy that the latter portions are just about bearable but even here the filmmaking hardly crosses the bar for minimum proficiency. It is hard to believe that it is made by the guy who gave crowd-pleasers like
Naane Raja Naane Mandhiri
Anna Nagar Mudhal Theru.