Meaghamann Movie Review (Tamil, 2014)

The J company alias Jothi’s gang runs the drug cartel in Goa. When a sizeable amount of their drug consignment goes missing, they come to know that it is inside job. After multiple twists & turns, only later do they realize that it is the work of undercover cop, Siva who infiltrates the gang to nail the invisible & invincible leader, Jothi.
Language:
Tamil
Running Time:
140 min
Rating:
U/A
Release date:
25 December 2014
Directed by:
Magizh Thirumeni
Produced by:
Nemichand Jhabak
V. Hitesh Jhabak
Written by:
Magizh Thirumeni
Starring:
Arya
Hansika Motwani
Sudhanshu Pandey
Ashutosh Rana
Ashish Vidyarthi
Anupama Kumar
Sanjana Singh
Music by:
S. Thaman
Shot by:
S. R. Sathish Kumar
Editing by:
Praveen K. L.
N. B. Srikanth

What’s Hot

  • It is a much-needed makeover for Arya, appearing serious throughout for a change. He convincingly delivers in the role of the undercover cop, through his styling, body language & performance in stunts. Once again, he proves that he is one of the very few current heroes adept at picking up a promising script.
  • There are plenty of supporting actors to this tale. But the ones who have a decent amount of screen space other than the protagonist are, the villain Jothi, played expertly by Ashutosh Rana who looks tailor-made for the role, & Arya’s colleague Karthik (Ramana) who is also undercover with another drug don. It is good to see upcoming actors taking such roles with limited screen space & to his credit, Ramana emotes & performs well too.
  • The cinematography is by Sathish Kumar & he has done a truly marvelous job in presenting Goa locales with such authenticity. His combination with the editor, Srikanth, & the stunt choreographer Anal Arasu has worked wonders as they deliver some spectacular stunt sequences (the table shoot-out & the climax fight). Thaman’s score adds value to the proceedings particularly the title theme working well to beef up the aura behind Arya.

What’s Not

  • It has almost become a norm these days of commercial cinema to have the heroine track aside from the main plot line, like the famed Goundamani & Vivek comedies of the late 80s & 90s. Here Magizh has tried his best to link it to the main plot via a twist that in spite being vital to proceedings looks absolutely forced. The person who has dubbed for Hansika in this flick is unsuitable and it shows blatantly. The one good thing though, about Hansika’s brief role is that she looks extremely pleasing to the eye.
  • To be fair, Magizh’s writing is much better than some of his contemporaries. While he does get it right overall, there are multiple predictable twists in this venture. In isolation, a lot of the twists & situations are brilliant, but as an overall product the film’s engagement quotient does take a beating.

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Verdict

Verdict Stamp

Meaghamann is a watchable action-thriller featuring some captivating stunts & decent plot twists but it could have been much better had more concentration been given to making the film a tad more taut & engaging.

2017-04-17T16:10:04+00:00 2014|Tamil|0 Comments