‘Mudhal Mudhal Mudhal Varai’: Simply capital (Tamil movie review - Rating ***)

September 20th, 2008 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS  

Film: “Mudhal Mudhal Mudhal Varai”; Cast: C.P. Satyajit, Anuja Iyer, Charan, Keevna, Kumaravel, Vidya Easwaran; Music: Aslam Mustafa; Cinematography: Fawzia Fatima; Director: Krishnan Seshadri Gomatam; Rating: ***Mudhal is a multifaceted term that means first and invested capital.

The movie justifies both the meanings, for it is the debut for the director and some 98 actors and in a word, simply capital, that it not only denotes a winner but also the southern metropolis.

Sans usual cinematic melodrama, “Mudhal Mudhal Mudhal Varai” is refreshingly realistic and full of city slicker peppy yuppies.

The dialogue is simple, the humour is tongue-in-cheek and the incidents are rather a plethora of tales of tinsel town.

Yearning to direct a movie Hags (Satyajit) is pessimism personified.

His lady love Sindhu (Anuja Iyer) suffering from a heart ailment is holding her breath to tie knot on the day of Hags’ first success.

A golden-hearted assistant director (Charan) and another actress (Keevna) egg Hags on towards the first shot of his dream project.

Director Gomatam (a former protégé of director Mani Ratnam and ace cinematographer P.C. Sriram) obviously knows his forte and sticks to it.

Fatima’s breath-taking frames of Chennai are pure champagne.

As usual, Thotta Tharani has performed splendidly in the art direction department.

B. Lenin’s slick editing is another plus.

Keevna, a British doctor in reality, plays the role of an actress with pure perfection.

Satyajit (a shutterbug in real life) and Iyer have done their parts with aplomb.

Length and lack of publicity are the only handicaps of M3V.

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