Banner: ASA Productions, A Vision Jeeva Studios Films
Production: Vikram Bhatt, Aneez Jeeva
Star-casts: Daniel Balaji, Nithin Satya, Lakshmi Rai, Manchari, Kishore, Ponvannan and others.
Music: Yuvan Shankar Raja
Cat ‘n’ Mouse – Road Show; ‘Muthirai‘ seems to be loaded with much of these elements, but everything in mediocre. The film’s storyline is so simple with first half completely brimmed with establishment of characterizations and you’ve the exact story kick-starting merely at intermission.
The film opens with a political murder of Alakar Adhiyamaan (Saravanan) who is killed by his own brother Thonda Adhiyaman (Anand) and party member Aadhikesavan (Ponvannan) is shot on his hand. Thonda Adhiyaman is in deep coma and it’s complete confusion amongst party members to choose the next chief minister.
A stranger (Chetan) keeps making threatening call to someone about something that eventually makes Commissioner (Kishore) of Mumbai shoring on Chennai for investigation.
Azhagu (Daniel Balaji), a hi-tech thief involved in conniving acts comes across a petty thief Satya (Nithin Satya) and they’re friends now.
Thusly, the unconnected tale of these three dramas get coalesced at a point leading to unexpected turns and twists with an unpredictable climax.
Daniel Balaji is cool on his performance with best gestures and emoting perfectly to situations while Nithin Satya is no where different from his previous flicks. Lakshmi Rai looks so slim and projects with a different look with stylishness while Manchari has a long way to go.
Although Nithin tries on humorous quotients, nothing works so perfectly exceeding the expectations. Or else nothing to comment on the star-casts; they’ve done justice to their roles. On the pars, Aneez’s screenplay is sleek and yet the first half fails to impress us on quotients of thriller. Unfortunately, the pace picks up with interesting moments, it’s too late. However, you’ll feel worthy watching this flick for the last 30mins for the gripping twist and turns.
Yuvan’s musical treat works magic with visuals spelled by debut Thiru. Antony’s edit on Rakhi Sawant looks a bit disturbing with more cuts that slightly spoils it.
On the whole, the film will have a good welcome amongst audiences, who hate heroisms, Kuthu songs, punch dialogues. This is a different film to watch and could’ve been presented much more powerfully.
Verdict: Decent attempt by Debut Srinath.