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Maanagaram - A Well Made Thriller..!
Sundeep Kishan has collaborated with Lokesh Kanagaraj for Maanagaram, which hits theatres on Friday, March 10. It is a riveting thriller, in which Regina Cassandra plays the role of a female lead. It has Javed Riaz's music, Selvakumar SK's cinematography and Philomin's editing.
The movie revolves around the lives of four individuals played by Sundeep Kishan, Sri, Regina Cassandra and Charle. The four characters meet at some point, which carries the story forward.
Sri comes to the city in order to find a job in an IT firm. Sundeep will be seen as a man with tough attitude, who goes to any extent to protect his sweetheart played by Regina Cassandra. Charle plays a taxi-driver. They simultaneously land in a difficult situation when they become a part of a kidnapping deal. What follows next is the thrilling part of the story.The movie revolves around the lives of four individuals played by Sundeep Kishan, Sri, Regina Cassandra and Charle. The four characters meet at some point, which carries the story forward.
Sree has given an admirable performance and brings out a gamut of emotions like angst, desperation, compassion and helplessness in the right manner. Sundeep with his new makeover of a rugged person is equally impressive. He is full of energy and sparkles in action sequences. Regina in a limited scope does a decent job and she looks perfect for the role. The ever-dependable Charlie proves his versatility in a role with lot of scope. Madhusudhan, the inspector and constable are aptly cast and they put up a good show.
But it was Ramdoss (more known as Munishkanth) who is clearly the scene-stealer. As a naïve kidnapper, he beings the roof down with his one-liner antics and even the dark humor works to a great extent.
Where Lokesh scores the most is in how superbly he interlinks all these different stories and characters. The interlinking does not come across as mere coincidences or conveniences for the plot to progress, but as an observation of the interconnections that marks life in the city — even when most people are trying to be an island unto themselves with their ‘I, Me, Myself’ approach. It also showcases the vastness of the city. Given the multitude of people who inhabit the place, it is not implausible that there could be three people wearing red checked shirts in the same bar, or four Karthiks in the same class.
The director also strikingly uses humour to cut through the nail-biting tension every now and then, mostly through the character of Winnings, a wannabe criminal, and Munishkanth is excellent in this role. These comic moments do not ruin the tense mood of the film, instead they augment it, for what they invoke is nervous laughter that makes us titter at a character’s hapless situation or action because we are never what might happen next as the threat of violence is always around.
The technical crew hardly has a notable name but the final product gives you a feel of an experienced team. With all possibility, this could be a game changer for Javed Riaz (Music Director), Selvakumar SK (Cinematographer) and Philomin (Editor).
A deftly made film which gives you a wrenching impact, nonstop drive and unpredictability, that watching it becomes an exhilarating ride.
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Verdict : A Well Made Thriller..!
Stars : 2.5/5