Film: Driver Jamuna
Cast: Aishwarya Rajesh, Aadukalam Naren, Abhishek and Manikandan among others
Cinematography: Gokul Benoy
Rating: 3.25 stars
Director Kinslin, who directed the gripping action thriller ‘Vathikuchi’, comes up with an action entertainer that first starts off as a thriller and then slowly turns into a revenge drama.
Without doubt, the plot is fresh. It revolves around Jamuna( Aishwarya Rajesh) who works as a cab driver.
Having lost her father, who was a cab driver, she now has to take care of her mother, who has fallen sick.
A calm, bold, confident woman, Jamuna patiently deals with the raw deal life has dealt her.
It is at this time that one day, she gets a booking to a far-off place. As she makes her way to pick up her passengers, she notices that there are three of them. Little does she know then that they are gangsters who have been engaged to murder a big political leader (Aadukalam Naren) and that they are on their way to commit the crime.
However, she doesn’t get good vibes and initially decides to turn down their request to drop them at their destination.
With one of the gangsters pointing out to the others that a woman cab driver will be easy to control than a male, the youngest of the trio comes up to her and pleads with her, saying that they are cooks who are on their way to cooking a wedding feast and that they are late for the reception. She reluctantly agrees and lets them into her car. What happens then is what the film is all about.
The film is full of surprises and there are quite a number of unexpected twists happening in the plot.
There are a few logical lapses in the film’s story, which dent its credibility. Nevertheless, it still manages to end up as a fairly engaging entertainer.
Aishwarya Rajesh impresses yet again, effortlessly carrying the entire film on her shoulders. She seems to have relished playing this role and delivers a commanding performance.
Ghibran’s background score is perfect and Gokul Benoy’s visuals are neat and enjoyable.
Kinslin’s ‘Driver Jamuna’ might not be as impressive as his ‘Vathikuchi’ but it nevertheless manages to keep you engaged with its twists and turns.