Mugilan is a rookie forensic officer with the Chennai police who is indebted to ADGP Raghavan who he reveres as his mentor. He leads a charming life with a caring girl friend, Megha until the death of his mentor under mysterious circumstances tosses his world into a frenzy. Things get ugly fast as the lines between his professional and personal lives blur. His struggle to save his life and love is presented in the rest of the movie with a touching climax
Running Time:
157 min
Release date:
29 August 2014
Directed by:
Karthik Rishi
Produced by:
Albert James
S Selvakumar
Written by:
Karthik Rishi
Ashwin Kakumanu
Srushti Dange
Angana Roy
Music by:
Shot by:
R B Gurudev
Editing by:
Ram Sudharsan
Distributed by:
JSK Film Corporation

What’s Hot

  • The lively music and background score from the maestro Ilaiyaraaja is undoubtedly the spine that prevents the narration from collapsing into oblivion and holds the viewer attention together. It oozes class and infuses much required life into the story.
  • Cinematography by R B Gurudev deserves mention for excellence in bringing grandeur to the talkie portions and songs alike with vivid visuals to suit the tone of the narration. The lead pair and their romantic interludes are captured in splendid fashion.
  • A neat job from Ashwin as Mugilan the protagonist clearly overshadows his inexperience and he is able to convincingly portray a passionate lover on screen aided by his handsome looks and perfectly suited facial expressions in the wake of romance and desparation.
  • The feel of true and sincere love is in air with a meticulous portrayal of the relationship between the lead pair which will be appreciated by sections of the audience who can connect to the subject with their personal experiences.

What’s Not

  • An overdose of cheesy pick up lines from the hero compounded with PJs which have to be helplessly entertained by the heroine and the audience alike results in some not so enjoyable moments that leave the audience squirming with despair.
  • The flashback narration is insensitive to the graveness of the situations at hand and hampers the pace of the movie by interfering in the flow of events rather abrubtly and in prolonged durations which could have been better organised.
  • The Dialogues are annoyingly repetitive and deliberately paused at many places, which tests the patience of the audience already burdened with the slow pace of the proceedings. The unwanted suspense in delivering dialogues seems to be ill-perceived.
  • The glaring holes in the script concerning the thriller part of the movie leaves a few open and unanswered questions where the director seems to have taken the easy way out by drowning the audience in emotions instead of providing convincing explanations.



Verdict Stamp

Megha remains true to its name, at being a murky attempt to mix a potentially successful love story with mystery thriller ingredients to deliver a poorly executed movie which simply does not do enough to interest this impatient age!