Ivan Thanthiran (English: He is a Strategist) is a 2017 Indian Tamil action comedy film written and directed by R. Kannan. The film features Gautham Karthik and Shraddha Srinath in the lead roles, while S. Thaman composes the film’s music.
Two engineering college dropouts, with one of them being named Shakthi, start a shop in the street of Richie in Chennai to sell assembled electronic products. Shakthi, who understand the electronic functionalities very well, helps to reverse engineers the products and sell them in their shop. One day, they get a job to fix some CCTV cameras in the house of State Education Minister Devaraj. While fixing the job, he learns whose house he was trying to do a job here. He then started doing whistle blowing along with his friend on Devaraj’s plans and desires, in which they are overheard by Devaraj’s brother in law, who was testing the CCTV cameras. Despite fixing the CCTV cameras, they will not be paid, due to the whistle blowing, despite Shakthi’s urge to be paid for their work.
Devaraj orders to close several engineering colleges saying that they do not have proper amenities. Later, he approves the colleges who pay him astronomical bribes. As a result, several engineering colleges are forced to collect extra fees from the students to pay Deveraj’s bribe. Few students, who are from families, that are financially weak are unable to pay this last minute fees. One such student commits suicide in front of Shakthi at a train station. Later, Shakthi realizes that the reason behind the suicide is the bribe paid to Devaraj.
He used his technological skills to expose the bribe racket of Devaraj through social medias. Now Devaraj has to prove himself innocent, while also he is on the lookout for the guys who exposed his racket to the public.
Directed by R. Kannan
Produced by R. Kannan
Written by R. Kannan
Starring Gautham Karthik, Shraddha Srinath, RJ Balaji
Music by S. Thaman
Cinematography Prasanna Kumar
Edited by Selva RK
Production Masala Pix
Release date 30 June 2017