From the director of Naanayam and Naaigal Jakkirathai fame Sakthi Soundarrajan comes Tamil cinema’s first ever space science fiction ‘Tik Tik Tik’.
In such a never-seen-before story, visual effects takes the center stage earning the spotlight. The VFX team has done a great job by coming up with visuals that are of great quality and this seems so special considering the budget that has been fed into this project.
For the VFX team to score well, the art department has set the base well. Spacecraft model, the indoor environment of a spaceship, astronaut costumes and every other set property in the film is well made.
Music by D Imman adds strength to the film, especially the songs ‘Kurumba’ and the theme song of the film ‘Tik Tik Tik’. BAckground scores help audience enjoy both heroic moments and thrilling scenes to the core.
The director has safely rode high on the commercial factors more than diving more into detailing and logic. Sentiment and humor are mixed well as commercial elements, While the rapport of Jayam Ravi with his son Aarav is good to watch, the humor part handled by Ramesh Thilak and Arjunan work in several occasions.
Nivetha Pethuraj grabs eyeballs well with her subtle glamor in the first half and sticks to her limited scope provided in the second half. Cinematography by S Venkatesh has done a experimental task very well. His visuals look great. In fact in par with heavy-budget sci-fi films.
If the director had added more nail biting moments in the film, film could have scored better that what it has now. There are moments which carve scope for some logical brilliance to fit i. Unfortunately, we don’t get to see such things. Instead, we are shown only short recap like flashback sequences that shows how the team has managed to emerge victorious.
The film lacks logic heavily and it seems like stealing a missile is a cakewalk. There are a few thrilling moments in space but if the film had more such scenes, Tik Tik Tik would have been a runaway hit.
Verdict: Well made space thriller with less Tik Tik Tik moments.