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“ Jiivi” is a mystery thriller scripted and directed by VJ Gopinath. Babu Thamizh co-scripted the film. The star cast has Vetri, “ Karunakaran,” Monica Chinnakotla, “ Rohini,” “ V R Rama” and Mime Gopi. Praveenkumar is the cinematographer and “ K L Praveen” is the editor.
Saravanan is not right in academics but has practical knowledge. He is a good reader and a YouTube fan. He has a sister. As his parents pressurized him, he moves to Chennai in search of jobs. He works just to earn money. Saravanan has a friend, Mani. As it is the usual thing for the youngsters, Saravanan falls in love. But, in a particular stage, his girlfriend rejects him, as he doesn’t have enough money. At the same time, Saravanan and Mani plan to steal in a house, where the lady in the house has 50 sovereigns of gold jewels for her daughter’s marriage. While he completes his aim to get the jewels, he receives the information that his sister eloped with someone and his father died. He finds something related to his family and the family, where he has come to steal. What is Saravanan’s next move? Will he continue his stealing project or quit it? Watch the film in theaters!
Vetri had done a great job and his performance is natural. Karunakaran had excelled as usual with his casual performance. The rest of the stars have done justice to the roles given.
Jiivi is a new concept to Kollywood. The script is penned neatly and the dialogues are strong. Babu Tamizh is very sharp in writing the dialogues that form a pillar to the script. Although the stars had performed well, it is the script and the screenplay that excel them. The director takes a bit of time to establish the character of the hero. His role is well scripted. Similarly the twists are unexpected and they are revealed neatly. Of all, the climax is an interesting one. The cast selection is pretty good. Rama, Rohini and Karunakaran fit well in the roles. The film is technically sound. Cinematography and editing are fantastic. Praveen had worked dedicatedly to make the film appeal good. The music composition by Sundaramurthy is excellent. The BGM gels well with the script and the expressions of the stars.
What’s Not There?
Jiivi is a different genre film, which comes with twists and turns. Watch the movie and you will never be disappointed for the money spent!
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