Mambattiyan Movie Review
Cast : Prasanth, Meera Jasmine
Music Director :- Thaman S
Director :- Thiagarajan
Producer :- Thiagarajan
Lyrics :- Annamalai (1), Vairamuthu (2,3), Na Muthukumar (4,5,6)
Every time Prashanth comes up with a film, it isn’t just about his hopes, but his father’s as well. Producer-director-actor Thyagarajan has been striving for his son’s success over the years as some of his movies flunked in box office terribly pulling down his career graph. In spite of burning candle at both ends for several movies, Thyagarajan couldn’t get a perfect film for his son.
But this time, he wanted to make sure that nothing goes wrong and safely chose his very own ‘Malayur Mammatiyan’.
Final result – When it comes to performances, the original version is doubtlessly the winner and in technical terms, it’s the remake that scores far beyond the standard of older one. Well, this doesn’t mean the actors haven’t lived up to the expectations as they have extended their heart and soul to every character they have played.
Coming up the storyline, it’s nothing fresh or different as Thyagarajan borrows the plot and screenplay from his masterpiece. The combat between Mambattiyan (Prashanth) and landlord (Kota Srinivasa Rao) begins when the cruel Pannayar destroys the protagonist’s family. Mambattiyan becomes the Local Robin Hood and starts helping the poor desolated people by stealing the money from the rich crooks, who earned money in wrong ways. A police officer (Prakash Raj) arrives to stop his activities and his trap his group. What unfolds next is a series of runs and chases.
Prashanth has done his job perfectly. But he should have understood that having a herculean body isn’t necessary to play this role. He could have better toned his body and focused more on his body language and mannerisms. Meera Jasmine looks beautiful and at times, we feel that is she is little odd for the character and Mumaith Khan is here to sizzle with her glamorous appeal. Vadivelu’s comedy tracks are superb and they become the absolute refreshers. Kota Srinivasan Rao is perfect to the role of baddie while Prakash Raj is nowhere away from perfect phase as he casually spells his best.
Thamman’s musical score is the greatest highlight in technical department and cinematography is top-notching.
On the flip side, there are lots of logics missing everywhere and the story little seems outdated. We have seen a lot about the protagonist’s fight against odd and becoming Robin Hood with a culmination.
But ‘Mambattiyan’ can be watched once if you’ve no other options to catch up for.
Verdict: Watch it once…