Director Thiru's maiden outing was an romantic entertainer in Theeratha Vilayattu Pillai. Sadly the film starring Vishal bit the dust. Now the two have come together with a bang in Samar, an intense thriller that is filled thrills.
A forest trekker caught in a spot of bother in no man's land in difficult situation and how he comes out of it forms the crux.
Vishal underplays heroism to give his best, while Trisha as heroine simply rocks. Sunaina appears in few scenes only to disappear. The movie has two baddies J D Chakravarthy and Manoj Bajpai. Samar has music by Yuvan Shankar Raja and cinematography by Richard M Nathan.
Sakthi (Vishal) is a nature-lover, whose father is a trekker in Ooty. He loves one Rupa (Sunaina). Unfortunately they part ways and Rupa goes to Bankok.
Few months later, Sakthi gets a letter from Rupa and ticket to Bangkok. He decides to go and meet his lover. He meets Maya (Trisha), a Tamil girl who works in Bangkok.
Sakthi reaches Bangkok and understands a plan has been drawn to put him in trouble. He gets caught in a web of problem. He seeks the help of Maya. But there are two JD and Manoj who has plenty of issues to settle with Sakthi.
Vishal is cool and casual. His perplexed looks after he caught in difficult situation is a delight. Trisha plays her pat well. Interestingly Sunaina appears in a brief role. Yuvan's songs are life and blood for the film.
Alls said, Samar is for those who loves to watch thrillers. It doesn't disappoint you.