Meaghaman (TAMIL)


Starring: Arya, Hansika, Harish Uthaman, Ashutosh Rana and many more
Editing : Srikanth
Music : Thaman
Cinematography: Sathish Kumar
Written and Directed by: Magizh Thirumeni

After dishing out ‘Thadaiyara Thaakka‘ movie with a gripping plot, director Magizh Thirumeni is back with Meaghaman in which Arya plays the lead. Meaghaman had created some excitement prior to its release. It comes along with array of films and action forms the main theme of the film. So what’s up with the captain of the ship, let’s find out.

Shiva (Arya) and his colleague cum friend Chandra (Ramana) are two young cops who are on a undercover mission to stop a drug mafia by tearing the mask of a person who they think is the brain behind all illegal activities carried by the mafia group. While Shiva tries to gain the confidence of Jothi (Ashutosh Rana), the main antagonist, Chandra does the same in a different group led by Sharma, a cop turned gangster. Chandra fails to keep his true identity in the dark as he gets caught by Sharma and also lets the cat out of his bag by revealing Arya’s real identity as well. What happens to these two policemen? Do they stop the most dreaded mafia despite giving away their true identity or do they succumb without accomplishing their mission forms the crux of this action-thriller.

The director has not traded off with undesirable punch dialogs, comedies and un reasonable gallantry and has given precisely what the story requested. Characterization has assumed a significant part in the motion picture, were everybody’s character has been decently planned and overall portrayed. He has made the audience constantly on the edge of their seats trying to spring in something new every scene, but all those happen in a slow mode. An undercover agent amidst all the action gets caught red-handed, ah yes you have heard this story but the director does spring in a few meaty tricks that sure catches you off guard. The screenplay is too sluggish with the first half building up an array of characters and fitting climax could have served the movie’s purpose.

Arya has been depicted in an alternate style and with distinctive characterization. One might feel that the film could’ve been a film without a female lead for Hansika has been used only in songs which in fact acts as a speed breaker hindering the pace of the film. Supporting cast has come good mainly Anupama Kumar and Ashutosh Rana. Thaman’s BGM deserves a thunderous applause and acts as a true catalyst in the movie at much wanted scenes. Sathish Kumar’s cinematography gives a stylish look to the movie and is effective in all stunt sequences. Editor Srikanth has done a decent job in keeping the movie crisp however, some ordinary screenplay fails to support an interesting plot which otherwise would’ve turned this movie into an edge of the seat entertainer throughout.

Magizh wanted to present a full fledged and well detailed action film but missed the pace in the screenplay which gets predictable at the end and doesn’t enthrall much. Meaghaman is certainly not the captain of the ship but a rock-solid entertainer with a volley of twists and action..!! 🙂


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