Cast: Gautham Karthik, Priya Anand, Rekha, Prabhu, Napoleon, Vivek
Production: D. Vijayaprakash
Muthuramalingam Movie Review
Muthuramalingam, a Tamil action drama film that spearheads completely around Silambattam. The most important trait is after 21 years, Panchu Arunachalam and Ilayaraaja have teamed up together in this movie, and the notable thing is that this is the last project of Panchu Arunachalam before his final breath.
The entire flick takes place in a village near Tirunelveli. Napoleon is a good willed man, and he lives in this village with his two sons in which Gautham Karthick is the youngest. He is very much passionate towards Silambattam, which made him as a Guru to all sorts of the village. As usual, the first half contain a bundle of comedies and as well from the nowhere hero and heroine fall in love for each other and surprisingly both the families accept for their marriage.
Gautham Karthick portrays as a rugged character with massive shoulders, and somehow he had put heart and soul into the act. It’s no surprise, there is a higher chance for the hero to play stunt sequences especially in Silambattam, but something like his appearance or body language made it blunt. Well, watch it and find the exciting twists in the tale.
Editing and Screenplay of the movie are destitute and spoils the whole flick. The second half could have been interesting, but sadly it missed the scope for improvisation. Scripts and dialogues are not much good. Ilayaraja as usual given his best in village centric flicks, but both the BGM and songs (except the first vocal of Kamal Haasan) seems limited when it comes to technicality. Rajadurai’s direction is the biggest thing that let down.
Gautham Karthik seems unfit for this role because of his chubbiness and body language, but he did best in his role. Priya Anand is quite a beautiful woman and had exposed her best in the first half. Even though there are some unwanted glamor scenes, yet she proves that she deserve for every role.
On the whole, Muthuramalingam failed to mesmerize the audience.