Mirudhan (TAMIL)

MiruStarring: Jayam Ravi, Lakshmi Menon, Kaali Venkat, RNR Manohar and many more
Editing : KJ Venkat Ramanan
Music : D Imman
Cinematography: S Venkatesh
Directed by: Shakti Soundarajan

The expectations were more as the film is touted as Tamil cinema’s first zombie film. Also the director should be appreciated for taking such different genres as his previous movies were based on dogs and bank heist. Lets see how the movie has shaped up.

The film straight away opens up in Ooty where some bio waste is spilled down and one dog licks that and slowly the entire city is infected by a virus that is slowly turning humans into cannibals. Soon the government declares emergency whereas doctor Renuka (Lakshmi Menon) with few other doctors collects the blood samples of such victims for research of antidote. In order to reach to next city they seek the help of traffic cop Karthik (Jayam Ravi) who is in search of his sister. What happens to his sister and what happens to the research and whether they all survive in the zombie city forms the rest.

Post intermission, there are several scenes which tests our patience and we begin to wonder, where the film is heading to. But towards the climax, the movie gains back the momentum with a dramatic song and an adrenaline rushing action block, which in turn saves the film. Kudos to the director and his team for the extensive research made on the making. Ravi stands out as one man army against plenty of zombies and his job is to shoot them on spot which he delivers best. Lakshmi Menon has very little to do except being a part of the proceedings. Kaali Venkat manages to evoke a few laughs with his shooting skills while RNR Manohar as the politician fills the space.

Imman scores well in songs and BGM’s are fine. Special hats off to the makeup crew who must have over worked in setting up the n number of extras. Venkatesh has done a tremendous job in capturing the ever-moving images and the film is crisp enough but still it feels like lagging. Though the film has its own flaws, its refreshing to see our own zombie film which most parts goes slow but catches up pretty well towards the end. Zombies, welcome to South India..!! 🙂

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