Samar is latest action thriller directed by director Thiru starring actors Vishal, Trisha and Suneina in the lead roles. Samar has an interesting plot and is promoted as a thriller, which we do not often see in Tamil cinema industry unlike the Hollywood. Samar has some shades of David Fincher’s The Game, but still Thiru manages to come up with a decent plot that gives him all room to spin a thriller with the characters. Samar, however, has its own loopholes, which makes the movie a mixed bag of good and bad.
Here is the plot of Samar. Shakthi (Vishal) earns a living as a trekking guide. He also owns a broken heart, thanks to his ex girlfriend Roopa (Suneina). However, things are still not over, as Roopa calls Shakthi to Bangkok to give him a second chance. On the way, Shakthi meets Maya (Trisha) and develops a friendship with her. On arriving Bangkok, things do not happen as planned for Shakthi, as he is identified as a millionaire businessman. A series of mess follows this incident, where even Shakthi takes advantage of his wrong identity. The rest forms the following plot.
Director Thiru has taken up a plot that is quite unusual to Tamil cinema watchers, because of its tricky nature. The double role point, false identity, cat and rat chasing all are the elements of an interesting thriller and director Thiru’s plot gives room for a good thriller. The first half of the movie throws light on the ties of confusions that complicate life of Shakthi, the lead character. Thiru has done quite well in this section, making the audiences believe his logic and characters.
The second half shows how Shakthi takes on the confusions, read enemies, and this section kind of bores the audiences, as there is more use of lead role’s physical prowess than the brainy elements. This part slightly spoils the thrill that the first half induced in the minds of the audiences.
Technically the movie sounds good, and the actors have understood the depth of their characters well and have shown that on screen. The music is not awesome, however.
Overall, Samar has its own highs and lows and proves to be a onetime watch.