Banner: Shalom Studios, AGS Entertainments, Red Giant Movies
Production: John Max, Udhayanidhi Stalin, Kalpathy Agoram
Direction: Prabhu Solomon
Star-casts: Viddarth, Anaka, Thambi Ramaiah, Sethu G Pillai and others
Music: D Imman
Cinematography: M Sukumar
Kollywood doesn’t run short of nativity based romantic stories that ends with tragic climax. Starting from the ages of Bharathiraja, the trend is followed till the date in an unchangeable pattern. ‘Mynaa’ is not an elision as it resembles many of the yesteryear nativity films including of some of the recent hits. However Prabhu Solomon establishes on his creative style of technical and narrative aspects. For the instance, the village based stories patently have dryness in backdrops while ‘Mynaa’ has rich colorful greenish visuals throughout the film. With a running length of approximately 2hrs40minutes, there are few sluggish moment that are trivialized by interesting narration in second half.
Prabhu Solomon crafts an interesting screenplay. Though predictable in many parts, it grabs our interests with a shocking climax. However the extended ending does justice to every character in the film, which is one of the important highlights.
Nothing special about the film’s storyline as it revolves around a guy Suruli (Viddarth) and Mynaa (Anaka). They are in love right from their childhood and the hurdles they face from their families the film all is about. Just for the sake of narrating in different style, Prabhu Solomon opens the film with a flashback, where Suruli looks back into the past from his childhood and how he fell in love with Mynaa. The basic plot revolves around three days of journey before and after festive occasion of Diwali.
On the performance level, the actors have done a marvelous job. This should have been the debut film of Viddarth, whose previous film ‘Thottu Paar’ wasn’t a great show. His style of emoting to the situations is extraordinary, though in few parts he imitates ‘Paruthiveeran’ Karthi. ‘Sindhu Samaveli’ Anaka lives up to the expectations. She can look forward for some best roles in future. Thambi Ramaiah was often spotted in minor characters as a sidekick for comedians. For the first time, he has delivered a mind-boggling performance travelling throughout the film. Sethu G Pillai spells his best and it’s worth mentioning that he is yet another lead character. His performance during post-climax part is over the top.
The first half lacks pace and it’s quite lengthy as well. However the tempo rises during second half.
Prabhu Solomon has carefully penned a good screenplay that keeps us engrossed during second hour. He has blended adventure, romance, comedy and emotions together at scenic backdrops.
Technically, it’s stunning. Both cinematography and editing are beauteous. Thanks to D. Imman for a colossal background and spellbinding songs. ‘Mynaa…Mynaa’ and ‘Neeyum Naanum’ are best picks for its melodic tunes and fantabulous visuals.
‘Mynaa’ may have some traces of ‘Paruthiveeran’, ‘Guna’, ‘Aval Peyar Tamizharasi’, ‘Kunguma Poovum Konjum Puravum’ and ‘Katradhu Tamizh’, but it diverts itself into a different panorama. You’ll walk out of theatres with a lump in your throats.
Udhayanidhi Stalin’s vigorous promotions should keep the film working for best results in box office, irrespective of other releases.