Magalir Mattum Movie Review
Actor Suriya through his 2D Entertainment decided to churn out a decent quality of family entertainers. Apparently, he has been proving of such standards through movies like 36 Vayadhinile, 24 and Pasanga 2. Now with Magalir Mattum, he yet again scores brownie points with a beautiful family entertainer laced with an important message emphasizing the value of womanhood.
Saranya Ponvannan, Oorvasi and Bhanupriya have been school friends residing together in boarding hostel. They got alienated over a time due to some reasons and they never meet thereafter. Their lives get commuted into different places with responsibilities and years later they are united by a rebellious fun-loving girl (Jyotika).
Bramma G made his debut directorial with the film Kuttram Kadithal that won National award. If you’re going to expect whether this film has any possibilities to gain certain honours, yes, it has chances too. While Tamil cinema has been striding through routine pattern of movies based on love stories, violence and supernatural thrillers, this one is a real big refreshment. The first half proceeds with light moments, where the characterizations of Saranya Ponvannan, Bhanupriya and Oorvasi are established. Their flashback portions slightly look dragged up, but sooner, the post-intermission sequences are laced with engrossing moments.
Jyotika is naturalistic when it comes to performance and she makes a nuance performance. In fact, her characterization as a future daughter-in-law to Oorvasi has been very well delineated. In fact, the back story of Jyotika as a TV show personnel in Madurai is quite touching. Guys! If you’re asking out for who then is Jyotika’s fiancé is? Please go and watch it in theatres to get astonished. Very next to Jyotika, it’s Saranya Ponvannan stealing the show and she keeps delivering proficient spell. Bhanupriya as an innocent house wife, who has been almost like house arrest for years under her adamant husband (Nasser) gives her best dedication into the role. Navageethan as their son might look exaggerated in few places, but is okay. Nasser appears in something different from what he is doing in his recent movies. Livingston as a drunkard husband takes a sleepwalk through his role.
Technically, the colourful visuals, especially the portions involving North Indian backdrops are exquisitely shot. Background score by Ghibran is appreciable with couple of songs getting impressive. The songs nowhere hamper the progression of screenplay.
Overall, Magalir Mattum is a beautifully written film that is strictly recommended for family audiences. It gives a decent package of entertainment along with a commendable message on how womanhood should be celebrated and the role of men in escalating their lives.
Verdict: Excellent concept and inspiringly great for universal audiences