Maalai Nerathu Mayakam (TAMIL)

Maalai-Nerathu-Mayakkam21Starring: Balakrishna Kola, Wamiqa Gabbi, Parvathy Nair, Azhagamperumal and many more
Editing : Rukesh
Music : Amrit
Cinematography: Sridhar
Written : Selvaraghavan
Directed by: Gitanjali Selvaraghavan

It’s been a long time since we have seen a movie from Selva’s stable. To quench the thirst he has written for this film which is directed by his wife. So quite naturally, movie had managed to create decent buzz prior to its release, even though the film has no top actors nor top technicians. So lets see how the film has used his writing.

Manoja (Wamiqa) is a bold, modern girl with many male friends at work and outside. She is recovering from a break-up and her mom wants her to get into an arranged marriage with Prabhu (Balakrishna), an introvert whom girls don’t really like to spend time with. To Prabhu’s tough luck, Manoja is too classy and she finds him intolerable most of the time. Whenever he wants to move with her she resists and this goes on. At one point the couple applies for divorce. What happens next forms the rest.

The biggest plus of the movie is the characterization of the heroine. She never cares of anyone and lives as what her heart asks her to. Being a Selva’s movie we can see many of his stamps all over the movie starting from the hero himself. Everything looks to be old and nothing makes us to go deep into movie. The movie slows in a very slow manner and makes to feel the 2 hr movie to be 4 hrs of length. Balakrishna acts like a pure debutant and proves he is another son of a film producer and joins in that league. But the pick of the movie is Wamiqa. She is so fresh and perfects in her lip sync and emote well too.

Amrit’s songs saves the film big time. Nice debut for him. Sridhar’s vision moves all over the big house with different colors and hill-side towards the end. Gitanjali makes a slow but decent debut but has nothing much to prove as she has a story to direct with which she might have seen it in her hubby’s movie itself. Though the movie has touched a bold theme like how the present relationships are in place it has missed to show it with a clear idea. Can be given a miss..!! 🙂

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