Movie: Meyaadha Maan
Direction: Rathna Kumar
Cast: Vaibhav Reddy, Priya Bhavani Shankar
Music: Santhosh Narayanan, Pradeep
Cinematographer: Vidhu Ayanna
Editor: Shafiq Muhammed Ali
Genre: Romance, Comedy
What is it about: It’s a Tami Romantic Comedy which revolves around a young lad Idhayam Murali (Vaibhav) who is a classic victim of unrequited love. What happens during the course forms the crux of the story directed by debutante Rathna Kumar.
Why it’s disappointing: I have no qualms about this film.
What to watch out for: Making a film out of a short film is something many fail and very few make it to the silver screen. In that case, “Meyaadha Maan” was perfectly etched in to a feature film inspired from Short film “Madhu” by the same director. Many say romantic comedy is easy to make, there’s nothing easy about it, as it requires double the intensity which requires a sane balance between both the genres. Debutante Rathna Kumar had a good sense of comedy which explicitly reflected on screen and one of the wittiest you will get to see in recent times.
What “Meyaadha Maan” made more interesting were its characters, who were right under the skin of it respectively. To begin with Vaibhav, I would say one of the best in his career till date, anyone who watches this film would agree with me. He surprises you more than you can expect and had a matured approach towards his performance.
Priya Bhavani Shankar, is most definitely the next big thing in being “The Girl Next Door”. She played the role of Madhu gracefully and gave a commendable performance.
There were two underdogs in the film, Vivek Prasanna and Indhuja. Vivek Prasanna after “Sethupathi” & “Vikram Vedha” Continues his streak with “MM”. He was brilliant and did an amazing job, his body language adapts to the mood of the film and he delivers it like it’s nothing to him. An uprising talent to look out in future.
Indhuja, made her debut with “MM” and at no point it felt like she was doing this for the first time. She was damn comfortable and threw in a great performance which impressed the audience effortlessly.
Arun Prasath and Amrutha Srinivasan were seen in pivotal roles, in spite of their less screen presence they leave a lasting impression on the audiences with their antics in the film.
The cinematography by Vidhu Ayanna was perfect and fit the bill. So was Shafiq’s editing which was crisp. Music by Santhosh Narayanan and Pradeep was fresh, it had mostly folk but the approach was amazing. You will enjoy every track and so was the background score.
Producers Kaarthekeyan Santhanam and Karthik Subbaraj needs a mention for sure, as believing in a fresh talent is not everyone’s forte and to grant them creative freedom is another. Hoping to see more ventures from this banner in future.
Verdict: Rathna Kumar, did a fine job in making this romantic comedy which had both the genres fulfilled. Which also had a brilliant cast filing out their respective attires perfectly. Don’t miss this laugh riot which genuinely draws in the laughs. Definitely worth a watch.