Maari Movie Review
Maari, Balaji Mohan’s third venture after Kadhalil Sodhappuvadhu Yeppadi and Vaayai Moodi Pesavum, he touches the masala flavour with this. Lets see whether it tastes good.
Written & Direction : Balaji Mohan
Cast : Dhanush, Kajal Aggarwal, Vijay Yesudas, Robo Shankar
Music : Anirudh Ravichander
Cinematography : Om Prakash
Editing : Prasana GK
Production company : Wunderbar Films, Magic Frames
Distribution : Magic Frames Escape Artists Motion Pictures
Balaji Mohan is known for his innovative scripts in a short span of time with his just couple of movies. He dont want to go in the same path and wanted to experiment his skills in an out and out known commercial formula. To make it as a brand new flick, he adds the industry best talents Dhanush, Anirudh, Om Prakash to his experiment and they did their part as expected flawlessly. But the end result is other way around.
Usual plot for a local rowdy don, where you can guess obviously at the very earliest, a local rowdy, a police officer to corner him, a lead lady to romance the rigid hero, cat and mouse play and finally a climax fight.
Director’s previous movies, commercially didnt go well though they are critically acclaimed by most of the people. He wish to reach the mass audience by believing only the cast and technicians and didnt have an eye on script or screenplay or engaging factors which makes the audience to ask for the ending though the overall length of the movie is crisp.
BGM sounds great for mass factors and it tries to safeguards most by doing its part in right proportion by showing variety in tracks too. Thara local song and bgm once watchable but while hearing the same bgm for all mass scenes, we feel like too much of it.
Dhanush, in recent times, he is choosy in his characterisation and it best fit for this body language and whatever the role, he molds well enough to give maximum justice to the character he plays. Here too, as a don his screen presence gives goosebumps and with glass, moustache and the senjiruvane dialogue delivery, a real mass elements of his very own style. There are lot of silent moments for Dhanush which itself gives mass appeal without any dialogue es-specially when he is sitting in a market and the way he turns the people to give bribe for him is true mass.
Kajal, not even a little scope for her to perform and just for the sake of heroine in a movie. Robo shankar almost has equal screen share along with dhanush and he tries to add humor in all his dialogues but it works only in parts. Vijay Yesudas, as like his soft voice he acts in a soft manner which doesnt suit for a police officer role. other cast did their part convincingly.
When the film theme starts with pigeon, it reminds aadukalam without any second thought and then the cat and mouse fight post interval, didnt attract much as it should be. Climax is just an ordinary one. On the whole, directors experiment resulted in just a pass mark where it appeal more for his fans.