Starring : Arjun, Vimal, Cheran, Muktha George, Surveen Chawla
Direction : Vasanth
Music : Yuvan Shankar Raja
Production : Mahendra Talkies
Director Vasanth is back with Moondru Per Moondru Kadhal (MPMK). As the title suggests the film is about love that blossoms between three couples and after some twists and turn, how it culminates. Set in three landscapes, in a hill station, in a sea-shore and in a plane, the three love stories have one commonality. How the commonality brings the three love stories on a platform forms the story. Vasanth sent across a message not only about love but also about the society in large.
Like any Vasanth movie, the film is musically rich and the visuals are apt and appealing. The film is also devoid of loud characters and villains. Among the three pairs, it is the Arjun- Surveen pair that is hard-hitting and the director has carefully positioned their love story for the second half. It seems there is a big chemistry between Vasanth and Arjun and the actor excels in frame after frame. This is the second time they are joining to do a film after Rhythm.
Cheran and Muktha Banu compliment each other. Cheran’s role is apt for him and as usual he has done a good job. Muktha Banu lives the character of Mallika and is the live-wire of the film. MPMK give her a lot of good as her comeback film. Vemal who excels in rural characters are not able to do justice to his urbanised avtar. His body language and diction remain two major concern areas for the urban character. His heroine also lacks the allure and looks artificial. Though Thambi Ramaih comes in a short role, he creates an impact with his acting.
Yuvan Shankar Raja’s songs are very good, except for the song Stop the pattu…which appears plugged in and hampers the pace. Also the song, Padapadakkuthu Maname…is too lengthy. Mazhai Mazhai… and Aha Kaadhal…which are already hits in FMs are the best songs in the movie and linger in the mind for the musical and visual quality.
Bhojan K Dhinesh’s camera has captured the right moods of the movie and has given a visual treat. The film’s editing is good and except in the first 30 minutes, the film has very gripping pace. Vasanth’s story and screenplay are praiseworthy and the last dialogue of the film stuns you beyond words.
The film stands out in an era of wafer thin story line movies that aim to give only a hearty laugh for two hours.
Verdict : A must watch for those who love movies with substance