Sunday, December 26, 2010

Manmadan Ambu - A Review


The Cruise
  • The first thing one would realize after a scene or two of watching this movie is the reason behind naming the movie Man Madan Ambu(Kamal Maddy Trisha) and truly the title has done justice to the movie.
  • With the finesse in cinematography being uptrend in Indian movies these days,  Manush Nandan's work has truly lived up-to it and kept the standards high.
  • Casting has been spot on and its just picture perfect. Be it the choice or the number of people right from Sangeetha's two kids and Urvasi-Ramesh Aravind pair to the Malayali Producer couple.
  • Its a typical Devi Sri Prasad music score and he has just been what he is, nothing new or nothing different to the common listener.
  • Gowthami has done a commendable job when it comes to costumes, be it Kamal (no surprises on that) or from Madhavan to Madhavan's dad and from Trisha and Sangeetha to Usha Uthup.
  • Shan Mohammed has done a splendid role as the editor which peaks in the Neelavaanam song.
  • The Obvious Show Stealer was Kamal Haasan
    • The first catch for me as a movie enthusiast is obviously his looks, ONE OF A KIND is just the phrase I can put forth to describe, he still is just so flawless in his acting and it would only be apt to call him The Sachin Tendulkar of the Indian Cinema.
    • His prowess at screenplay and dialog writing is just so fantastic and has made sure a lot of subtle yet powerful messages be conveyed at various occasions in the movie.
    • This movie had been yet another instance to showcase his trademark natural-tears-swelling-up-in-the-eyes scene.
  • Maddy has delivered the suspicious big-shot role to the extent it made sure that no one else could have done that better.
  • A divorced Sangeetha looked so laudable and natural, has fit the bill with her set of thoughtful and realistic snippets about the guys.
  • Trisha has donned her role to the best that was expected out of her fitting rightly as an actress on screen.
  • Its a sort of a different combination of genres for K.S.Ravikumar with a mix of humor, smartness with lack of flashy dialogs and he has indeed done justice to add as another feather to his directorial cap. 
  • Lastly the song Neelavaanam has just held the audience awestruck literally with its one of first of its kind song portrayals in Indian Cinema. Was it an inspired thought from this or was it a coincidence is a questions to ponder.
The Hole(s)
  • The feel of contentment and rejoice at the interval was reduced considerably while walking out of the theater at the end of credits.
  • The sort of confusions and dialogs that were tried at around the last 20 mins of the movie had the shades of Panchathanthiram sans the similar thrill and enjoyment, maybe that's the difference between Crazy Mohan and Kamal Hassan.
  • Trisha revealing her feelings for Kamal wherein her mix of feelings of guilt, pity and concern seemed to have been extrapolated to love without adequate validation and was like "Its not Maddy anymore and now its Kamal" and the confusions later did not make the situation any better.
  • The Maddy-Sangeetha pairing up towards the end was like the director telling " you two are left out, ok come on quick, pair up!!!"
        The Cruise was set on sail en-route an amazing destination with a superb and adventurous journey all throughout however with a few holes found here and there. Did the Cruise reach the destination with the holes covered up or did the holes leave the Cruise sink into the ocean, is left to the audience to decide upon !!!


  1. This looks more or less like a spoiler in the end..could have refrained from stating the "How is it gonna end" thingie..:)

  2. apt way that u have put out most of our feelings ..... but there a lot of holes about why it be in a cruise for a few of us .....


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