Magalir Mattum Movie Review
Written by: Bramma
Directed by : Bramma
Producer : Suriya
Cast : Jyothika, Saranya, Urvashi, Bhanupriya
Music : Ghibran
Editing : C.S Prem
Cinematography : S.Manikandan
Production company : 2D Entertainment, Chris Pictures
Running Time : 140 mins
There seems to be a common classification on male and female centric films in the industry over recent times. While many critics and audiences might label with this differentiation often, what we get personally is that Magalir Mattum is a film that speaks about humanity, the joy of human life. When everyone is treated equally, the duality is erased and when it is diminished, everyone’s life is all about joy.
Bramma G embodies this film with such a beautiful concept and he writes it well packaged with right dose of emotions, fun and sentiments. The tale is about three childhood friends (Saranya Ponvannan, Oorvasi and Bhanupriya). The trio studies together in boarding school, but eventually gets scattered into different paths of lives. Their lives as housewives and regular works keeps them confined in different dimensions until Prabha (Jyotika) gets into picture. She is going to be the daughter-in-law of Oorvasi (Don’t ask us who the fiancé is – It will be a terrible spoiler). They undergo their reunion and journey that will change their lives forever.
In Hollywood, we have come across the films like Bucket’s List and then in Bollywood with Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. Why not Malayalam movie Oru Muthasi Katha? All these films speaks about the joy of life when the toast of friendship and love. Keeping them apart, Magalir Mattum in no way touches these lines, but gets into a different space. The first half focuses on the lives of these three women and some of these moments might be little dragging. But sooner, it evolves into stupendous drama, especially by the second half. Jyotika has always been favourite of masses even during her absence for 8 years. Having proved her proficiency in 36 Vayadhinile, she just makes yet more compelling performance in this movie. Saranya Ponvannan keeps travelling with the crème de la crème performance throughout the show. There needn’t be any analysis on the performance of Oorvasi. She just sweeps us off the feet and Bhanupriya renders an emotional aspect.
There are few sequences in the film, where there is emotional context like the election where Bhanupriya involves has been dramatized nicely. When it comes to male characterizations, it might look somewhere odd with Livingston and Nasser, where they are arrogant and ignorant not letting women to enjoy their freedom. It cannot be refused, but at the same time, there are men who adore their spouses too.
Ghibran’s background score and cinematography needs special attention. The length of this film might be a little barrier in places, particularly with the first half. If this film was trimmed with a duration around 100-110 minute it would have been yet more engrossing than this 140 minutes version.
But then, overall experience of this film is really good that 2D Entertainment and Bramma G have presented a neat and exquisite movie with an inspiring message for all.