Director Lijo Jose Pellissery proves why he is a 'next generation' filmmaker.
Packaged as an action thriller, Thani Oruvan is about one man pushing the boundaries to achieve justice.
Appearing as a meek taxi driver at first, Mohanlal's Raju however takes a new turn post-interval in the movie that charts the thrills and trauma associated with gold smuggling.
Rajinikanth, Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, who were expected to attend the function, were not to be seen.
While Mohanlal's Loham directed by Renjith was in the news as one in which the actor would once again be seen twirling his moustache (after having done that to great effect in some yesteryear hits), both Renjith and Mohanlal have underplayed it.
The film might strike a chord further with UAE residents for the simple reason that it is partly set and shot in the UAE with the lead actors playing the role of taxi drivers.