A young man recently released from prison teams up with his uncle to kidnap a wealthy girl, but things take an unexpected turn when her father launches his own investigation into the matter.
For a debut effort, Echcharikkai comes across as quite a solid thriller. Sarjun keeps things engaging with the cat-and-mouse game between the criminals and the cop. He gives us the backstory of David and Thomas right at the beginning, which adds an emotional angle to their relationship and keeps it ambiguous. Shweta is presented as a resourceful young woman, and you are uncertain even about her motivations. The angle involving Natraj’s daughter is somewhat weak, but it doesn’t affect the narrative, at least in the first half. The actors pitch in with fine performances, too.