The film piracy web site Tamil Rockers holds a really particular place in Tamil cinema. Of course, for all of the incorrect causes, however the havoc it wreaked within the final decade has massively affected the trade. The anonymity of the group made it each broadly standard and in addition raised questions on its obvious connections throughout the Tamil movie trade. Arivazhagan’s Tamil Rockerz, a semi-fictional story in regards to the group, has the potential to be a riveting thriller; nevertheless it by no means realises it totally and treats the story on a floor stage. Read extra: Pa Ranjith’s gripping short film stands out in anthology thriller while most others are downright bad
The present opens within the wee hours of a brand new release of a number one film star. His followers are assembled exterior the theatre to observe the 4am present and the ambiance is completely electrical. However, even earlier than the top of the primary present, the movie is leaked on-line and followers of a rival actor use this chance to unfold the piracy hyperlink. Shattered by the information of the leak and the hounding calls from the distributors demanding their a reimbursement, the movie’s producer dies by suicide.
This places monumental strain on the Producers’ Council, which is compelled to look into the matter because the trade awaits the release of ₹300 crore film Garuda within the subsequent 10 days, and the movie’s producer has wager his whole profession on it. The group behind Tamil Rockerz announce publicly that they’ll release Garuda on-line a day earlier than its theatrical release, which places monumental strain on the council and the producer, who’s compelled to take the assistance of police. ACP Rudra (Arun Vijay) is appointed for the case, and made to steer a group to search for the folks behind Tamil Rockerz, and cease the leak.
The therapy of the story is so generic that it fails to maintain one invested all through. There are some good moments however the writing is so predictable that the present by no means builds on the suspense it initially creates. After the primary episode, the lead as much as the leak risk and the movie’s grand release by no means retains you on the sting of your seats.
Also, numerous time is wasted attempting to inform the viewers about Rudra’s backstory which entails the loss of life of his spouse. It’s a sub-plot that needlessly expects us to empathise with Rudra’s character, however one which by no means is sensible with respect to the core story about discovering the folks behind Tamil Rockerz. Is it actually essential to make a cop’s character address loss to make him extra environment friendly in his work? It’s a textbook Tamil cinema gimmick that hardly makes any affect within the net sequence format.
Arun Vijay has performed a cop so many occasions that it doesn’t appear thrilling anymore. Unless, it’s a personality that’s written otherwise and is a step up from the same old police characters we’ve seen already. Even although Arun is earnest, he’s let down by the poor writing in any other case, which by no means makes his character standout. The present by no means tries to dig deeper into the thriller surrounding the Tamil Rockerz group, and merely presents what’s already recognized about it within the public area.