The film revolves around Shakthi (Vishal), a trekking-guide in Ooty. He breaks-up with Roopa (Sunaina) and they part away. After few months, he receives a courier from her with apology letter and flight tickets to Bangkok. He leaves for Bangkok to meet his love lady and meets Maya (Trisha) in flight and they become good friends. The story begins when Shakthi lands in Thailand as he comes to know he is caught into a trap by baddies John Fredrick (JD) and Rajesh Arunachalam (Manoj Bajpai). The rest of the plot is all about how Shakthi comes out of the trap with help of Maya and others with lots of twist and thrills.
Vishal has done an excellent job in his acting. Trisha looks younger and beautiful and done a neat performance, she is a key part of the film. JD Chakravarthy and Manoj Bajpai have done their job perfectly as psychological obsessed insane characters.
Yuvan Shankar Raja's music goes well but at times it didn't sync well with this thriller and songs were pretty good. The length of the movie could have cut down by avoiding a duet song and an item song in the second half of the movie and the film would have been racier. Cinematographer Richard M. Nathan has beautifully captured the beauty of Thailand.
Director Thiru has come up with an entirely different thriller and has done a satisfying job. The film has all necessary ingredients for a commercial entertainer and it keeps us engaging till the end with the characters. One the whole, Samar is a good thriller. Watch out for its plot, the main aspect of the movie.
-By Nirmalraj aka AK