It's been quite a long time since a non-horror thriller that has kept me at the edge of my seat till the last frame and Mysskin's this masterpiece is one such. His previous Mugamoodi could just be officially deemed as his childish fiddling. There are however quite a lot of shades that we have seen in his past movies have gone notches higher and better in this outing!
- The first resemblance I would awe about being his affinity for 'under the yellow street lights' shots for many of the scenes.
- The array of supporting characters leave a mark on our minds on par with the leading ones.
- The brutality of murders of public and police akin gives no time for remorse due to a. the sheer number of such killings & b. the pace at which the screenplay takes us forward to make us lean towards what's next instead.
- Sri is an actor of sheer class and a blessed soul for adding another feather to his cap by his performance oriented ஆட்டுக்குட்டி (Goat) role.
- Mysskin's brilliance in the detailing of his capacity of being an ace hit-man aka ஓநாய் (Wolf) till the last frame shows one of the greater depths of characterization in recent times of Tamil Cinema.
- There are a lot of subtle yet purposeful references to theism / atheism depending on ones affinity to either.
- The cinematography is stunning throughout and my favorite were repetitive frames with police convoy flash-lights giving a bokeh effect.
- Yet again genius is an understatement for Ilayaraja's background score for this movie and one just needs to get drenched in it DOT
- The one place where the audience lost their way was Mysskin's cemetery narration, which worked for me though!
Mysskin is en-route becoming a lone wolf amidst a large pack of bears, tigers & baboons of cinema!