New Delhi: Most Tamil flicks are about churlish humour used at the expense of a single plot. In debutante director Premsai’s Tamilselvanum Thaniyar Anjalum, the issue is important, yet what revolves around it undermines the seriousness of the issue, eventually leading to the film becoming a stack upon hordes of other similar-style films.

When stem cell technology is misused, it is a dangerous and serious offence. If Premsai has tried in his movie to connect with the bigger issue of killing foetus, his effort his not present, nor is it present in the performance of the three actors. Themed around giving its audience a full entertainment-masala movie, Tamilselvanum Thaniyar Anjalum forgets to remove the lid off the pressure cooker, eventually blowing the plot to bits.

Tamilselvan, the main protagonist in the movie, has joined a firm on the insistence of his friend, Nasar. The firm, on the behest of the villain, profusely carries out abortion in a large number. So what develops, imminently and expectedly, is a story we’ve heard about, seen, felt and lived through so many times before.

2 stars.