Cast: Sundeep Kishan, Sri, Regina Cassandra, Charlie, and Ramdoss
Director: Lokesh Kanagaraj
Production: Potential Studios
Music: Javed Riaz
Maanagaram Movie Review
This seems to be the second film for the banner potential studios after the stupendous success of’Maaya’ which starred Nayanthara. It’s a team of young talents that is head by the debut director Lokesh Kanagaraj. ‘Maanagaram’ is a hyperlink thriller that engrosses audience to sit at the end.
Shri, a kind-hearted youngster from a small town near Trichy, recently relocated to Chennai after getting a job in IT. Regina is an IT professional, and her college mate Sundeep Kishan is a brave young man with social concern. The film contains other equally important characters like Charlie (migrant taxi driver), corrupting police officer, ruthless robbers, and a mafia gang leader Madhusudhanan.
This movie completely based on how these characters get affected by each other within a short time. Director didn’t waste single minute utilized everything from the first shot. The film entirely tossed with multiple incidents happen for various peoples in different locations and how they coincidentally intersect with one another. This has a hyperlink screenplay pattern.
Shri’s performance is brilliant and he didn’t go overboard at anywhere. Sundeep suited best in the rugged character and did a decent job. Regina had a limited screen space, yet she managed to prove her best. Charlie has long part after an extended period, but as usual, he plays his role effectively. Ramdoss evokes laughter for every time he appears on the screen.
Editor (Philomin Raj) and Scriptwriter (Lokesh) have done their job damn good. Very sharp dialogues with occasional humor that makes the viewers engrossed and satisfied sufficiently. The story is highly dependent on other incidents, and that steals the thing as it is highly predictable. The director had managed well in throwing the surprises at the right interval. The cinematography is neat, and Javed’s songs and Background score are excellent.
On the whole, it’s a must-watch movie in big screens to experience the feel that director wished to deliver.