5/26/2017 7:45:00 PM
Samuthirakani is an ambulance driver living with his father Vela Ramamoorthy and sister Arthana Vijayakumar. After his mother loses her life since she wasn't able to get medical attention at the right time, Samuthirakani decides his place is in helping the people around him and decides to leave his duty as an army man. He then joins hands with Ganja Karuppu and sets forth in aiding all those who are in need of immediate medical help and makes it a point to save all those who get into his ambulance. Gnanasambandham, who plays a minister has two sons - Namo Narayana and Soundara Raja. Namo Narayana gets offended by a person and decides to kill him. However, Samuthirakani comes to help at the right moment and takes him to the hospital and saves his life in the process. Coming to know of Samuthirakani's actions, Namo Narayana is not pleased and wants revenge.
In the meantime, Sunainaa in love with Samuthirakani wins his heart and they decide to take their relationship to the next level by seeking their parents' consent for their marriage. Sunainaa's younger brother Nasadh with his smart thinking makes things easier for their alliance and they get married. On the other hand, Vikranth is in love with Arthana, but she rejects his proposals. Noticing Vikranth is treading on the wrong path, Samuthirakani instills in him faith and gives him valuable advice. At one point, Vikranth saves the life of a person and this gives him a sense of fulfillment after which he decides to helping Samuthirakani. In addition, after a friend of Arthana is being pestered frequently by Namo Narayana's brother Soundar Raja, she thrashes him right in front of everyone. Angered by the incident, Soundar Raja attacks Arthana's friend in her college which leads to all the students coming after him. Samuthirakani is informed about the incident and takes Soundar Raja to the hospital where he is pronounced dead.
Convinced that Samuthirakani is the reason behind his brother's death, Namo Narayana decides to kill him and plants a bomb in his house leading to the death of Sunainaa's unborn child. The remainder of Thondan revolves around whether Samuthirakani gets his revenge against Namo Narayana and if Arthana accepts Vikranth's love.
Samuthirakani has once again trumped in his role and it is evident in the scenes where he puts himself through it all to save his fellow beings. Be it as a son, a brother, a husband or a duty-bound person in the society, he has delivered one of the finest performances in recent times. Sunainaa's role is one with substance and the actress has utilized this opportunity to make the best out of it despite having few dialogues in the film. Vikranth has been choosing different roles off late and the actor is living up to the requirements such roles demand. Be it in scenes where he has to save people and the ones where he expresses himself after saving people shows he has come a long way indeed in acting. Arthana is cute and makes us want to keep watching her. She has done her role justice. Namo Narayana, who has been seen in roles that offer a scope for acting has once again chosen a role that serves his purpose. He stands strong as the antagonist. Ganja Karuppu, who accompanies Samuthirakani throughout the film has come clean in comedy as well as sentimental scenes. Soori, Thambi Ramaiah and Nasadh's comedy antics fit well within the narrative. Gnanasambandham, Vela Ramamoorthy, Anil Murali, Soundar Raja, Badava Gopi, Dileepan have brought in their experience and played their parts well.
As a filmmaker, Samuthirakani has been carving a niche for himself by making films that bring to light the present-day problems existing around us in the society. In Thondan, he has made a film on the importance of providing medical aid at the right time and he deserves a round of applause once again for this commendable effort. He has truly created a mark for himself who makes exceptional socio-conscious films and Thondan is a definite winner for him this time. NK Ekambaram and Richard M. Nathan's cinematography skills come to the fore and they both deliver as per the director's vision while Justin Prabhakaran's background score provide tremendous strength to the film.
In short, Thondan wins our respect.