Jagadish (Vijay) is a military man who comes to Mumbai on his one month vacation to spend time with his family. A simple search for a stolen purse in a city bus leads to a big terrorist plot. Jagadish realises that things will not be same if police involves in it. He takes the mission of averting bomb blasts in his own hands. He realises that only way to eradicate terrorism is to get to the boss of these sleeper cells and kill him. The rest of the story is all about how he achieves his goal.
Vijay who is known as a mass hero seem to be putting efforts to get rid of the mass tag. His films Snehitudu (remake of 3 Idiots) and Tupaki are latest examples. His is suave and sophisticated in the role that need brains. He is excellent. Kajal Agarwal is cute just like the way she is in Mr. Perfect film. Jayaram played the role of Vijay’s boss. Satyan who did the ‘Balatkar’ role in Snehitudu has done the role of a cop. He is entertaining. Vidyut Jamwal is exceptionally good as the leader of sleeper cells unit.
Story - screenplay - direction: The basic story is about the mind game between a terrorist and a secret agent. Murugadoss comes up with an interesting screenplay that makes you glued to the screen all the time. The interesting aspect in this film is that the hero and villain doesn’t physically meet each other till the climax. And they try to outsmart each other with cold-blooded thinking all the time. To make this film more universal, Murugadoss also added the family angle and romance thread. The romance aspect of the film is also good.
Other departments: Cinematography by Santosh Sivan is of top notch quality. Background music by Harris Jayaraj is good, but tunes for the songs should have been better. Dialogues are neat and editing is crisp. Action sequences' choreography is stylish. This film is made with slick production values.
Tupaki is a stylish and slick entertainer. The director has stuck with the main theme and didn’t dilute it for the sake of masala. It is a subject that has pan-India appeal and it’s an intelligent game between two individuals who are working for and against the country. Murugadoss who disappointed us with 7th Sense strikes back with Tupaki. You may watch Tupaki.
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