The film, directed by Arun Vaseegaran, also stars Shabeer Kallarakkal and Santhosh Prathap
When Trisha's Raangi hit screens towards the fag end of 2022, expectations were high from the film, especially after the release of Mani Ratnam's Ponniyin Selvan. However, Raangi turned out to be a dampener at the box office. OTTplay critic P Sangeetha had then written, "Raangi's premise is an interesting one, but the film ends up becoming a convoluted mess."
Trisha's female-centric films have not really made a mark, be it Mohini, Nayaki or Raangi, despite the actress's earnest performance. Let's see how debutant director Arun Vaseegaran's film has fared.
So, did Trisha finally hit the nail on the head with The Road?
The film's tagline, 'Revenge in 462 kms' hints at an action-packed entertainer. The Road is billed as a revenge thriller, where Trisha sets out to find out the reason behind the death of her family, but ends discovering an unusual connection. The film stars Shabeer Kallarakkal, Santhosh Prathap, Laxmi Priya, Mia George, MS Bhaskar, and Semmalar Annam to name a few.
A user wrote, "Interesting Plot with #Trisha's captivating performance makes it more engaging...She holds the film throughout! Loved her punches #Shabeer is brilliant! Second Half >> First Half Director @Arunvaseegaran1 is more promising in his debut film (sic)."
Another user wrote, "Road!Thalaivi’s the best women centric film. A very very Decent thriller. Thalaivi vera level @trishtrashers Loved Shabeer’s onscreen presence Sam’s BGM Kudos to the whole team. Happy for you Brother @Arunvaseegaran1 (sic)."
Trisha's fans are on cloud nine after watching the performance of Trisha. On the other hand, critics have called the film an average fare, due to its covoluted screenplay.
Sam CS has scored the pulsating music for the film. While cinematography is by KG Venkatesh, editing is by AR Shivaraj. Phoenix Prabhu has choreographed the stunts. The Road, bankrolled by AAA Cinemaa Pvt Limited, released in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi. The film takes on Vijay Antony's Raththam, Vikram Prabhu's Irugapatru and Madhur Mittal's 800.The OTT partner for the film is yet to be announced.