Review: Tik Tik Tik - Sky is the limit

By Santhosh Mathevan Published on Jun 23, 2018 03:17 PM IST

Lifting a 200 kiloton missile inside an artificial gravity vault could be an impossible task for a common man. But, for a hero who is an escape artist, that is a cakewalk. With some obvious scientific blunders, but on a magnificent scale and production value comes Tik Tik Tik by filmmaker Shakti Soundar Rajan starring Jayam Ravi.

With an asteroid that is approaching earth and would destroy almost the whole of Tamilnadu, Indian Defence team sends a team comprising soldiers and escape artists to blast it in outer space. This forms the plot of India's first space movie. The crux has a thin ray of family emotion that leads to conflict that the protagonist has to face.

Since it is the first space film, Shakti has penned the script in a more cautious way teaching audience the nature and laws of space. However, he ultimately fails to follow the laws himself. Also, we can find some similarities, a couple of times, to certain sequences from movies like Now You See Me, Armageddon and Interstellar.

The family drama line is the saviour of the movie to play a major part in inducing emotions. While the science side of the movie could have been more believable. The efforts taken by the maker during the post production is not actually matched by what that was done during pre-production. Lack of research is too abrupt on screen.

Jayam Ravi shoulders major responsibility and gives his best. Nivetha Pethuraj with her good body language and facial expressions pulls it off in style. Tik Tik Tik is a technically brilliant way. Imman's original score and the BGM adds strength to the script. The crew has neatly visualised the universe of Tik Tik Tik, both the outer space and the interiors of a spaceship. Despite few shortcomings, Shakti has managed to get his act right.