A story of how a social misfit Seenu( Karthi), and a paraplegic millionaire Vikram ( Nagarjuna) mend their broken lives which were crippled by their past.Seenu who has been disowned by his family, is a petty criminal who has just come out of prison on parole. He is looking for a jobs which will show him as a social worker and get him a permanent release. Vikram a multi millionaire who has become a paralysed neck down after a paragliding accident, is looking for a caretaker. In world which sees him sympathetically , he chooses Seenu who looks at him beyond his handicap. How both their lives changes during this period, and how they help themselves is rest of the story.
Though a remake of the comedy drama “The Intouchables” , Thozha has its own flavour which makes it a feel good film for the whole family. Both Nagarjuna and Karthi carry the film in a smooth path. Karthi with his casual presence and improvement in comedy timing makes him a good choice for the role. Nagarjuna who has to use only his facial expressions for the role,shows his experience as a seasoned actor. Tamanna role was that of a glam doll and was kept to a minimum. Kudos for the team for binding the film with values rather than cheesy commercial elements.The strength of the film was also the weakness, as after a stage in the film you are left with same kind of melodramatic cloud which never comes down pouring.The audience wait for a change in the momentum , which never seen happens. Bgm plays a huge part , but the songs are dry and doesn’t work . Though the team manages to pull it off by decent but a predictable ending , duration of the film spoils the show. I give it 5/10
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Harsha (Mahesh Babu) is the son of millionaire Ravikanth (Jagapathi Babu), unlike his father he has a different philosophy of life and always believe that family comes first rather than money. He is often misunderstood by his family members and his father is worried that he may not take over the family business from him. Harsha meets Charu (Shruti Haasan) who is a rural development student and her objective to develop her village makes him join the post graduate course too. They both fall in love, but Charu distances from Harsha when he finds out that he is the son of millionaire Ravikanth . He then finds out from Charu that they can never be together as both their father’s ideologies vary. Her father is still lives in the village caring for the people who suffer for their basic needs, and how his father left the same village to become a millionaire and forgets his birth place. This transforms Harsha and he leaves for the village, how he transforms the village and what hurdles are put in his way forms the rest of the story.
The basic storyline which is giving back to the society and knowing your roots has been handled quiet well in the decent story and a neat screen play. Mahesh Babu’s screen presence is unique and he mesmerizes the audience in his character. Shurti Haasan looks good paired with Mahesh babu and she does a decent job in her role. Rest of cast does a decent job and have a well-balanced screen space in the film. Dialogues play a huge role and were well handled .BGM played an important part but the songs where not effective and was dull. The second half was slow and stretched, even though when the outcome was predictable. Action scenes were well choreographed and were well composed by cinematographer Madhie. A must see for all the Mahesh Babu fans , this film gets 5/10