Magalir Mattum (2017), A Review…

One of the most eagerly awaited movies in the recent times has been ‘Magalir Mattum’ starring Jyothika, Saranya, Urvashi, Bhanupriya, Nasser and Livingston in lead roles.

Produced by Suriya, the movie had been directed by Bramma with music by Ghibran and cinematography by S Manikandan,

His second movie after ‘Kutram Kadithal’, Bramma released this film on 15/09/2017 in theatres.

A female centric film, the movie’s plot revolves around the lives of three school friends who meet after 38 years.

The music, composed by Ghibran, released in April. While the music wasn’t a super hit, it was well received,

The movie, in my opinion, definitely didn’t make it. Loosely based on the original film with the same title by Raj kamal film, the new one seems almost boring at one point.

While we understand that the whole point of the film was women equality and women deserving to do what they liked and all that,  the message didn’t come through forcefully. One main reason for this is the fact that it was the same advice put forth in the same fashion by the same methods. It was only cliched at a point.

At the end, I was left wondering what the whole point of the film was. Basically three oppressed women finally make it out to the light after three days with an independent one. The oomph factor was all but missing.

But having said that, the film did have some great parts.

With a very talented cast, all the main characters played their roles perfectly. Jyothika, Oorvasi, Sharanya and Bhanupriya deliver perfectly.

And of course, seeing Madhavan in the end definitely felt very rewarding.

And I have to admit, while it wasn’t much, the and movie did have some comedy too.

And of course, cinematography by Manikandan showcased the characters, situations and the landscapes very well.

I believe that there could have been a lot different about the film. Overall, it’s one of those films you can watch, maybe, once

I’d give this movie a 3/5.

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