What doesn’t work: Technical factors, screenplay, and stereotyped conflicts that sets in boredom.
Verdict: Below average
Production: Muthulakshmi Movies, Raj TV Network Pvt. Ltd
Direction: T.P. Gajendran
Star-casts: Mithun, Vivek, Yamini Sharma, Thenmozhi, Nasser, Saranya, Meenal, Prabhu and others
T.P. Gajendran should have aptly made this flick before 15 years as it would have leaped him with astounding praises. ‘Magane En Marumagane’ has an interesting plot that may attract audiences from middle-class audiences. But the thin consistency in narration and poor technical details turns them down.
Challenge Singaram (Vivek) has been a wastrel all throughout his life gambling with all his might. Somehow, he manages to marry Ponnarasi (Yamini Sharma) by requesting her parents (Nasser and Saranya) as they have been having soft corners for them right from their childhood. The problem breaks out in their family, when Singaram purposely steals the mobile phone of Ponnarasi’s younger bro Raghu (Mithun). A sort of pettifoggery gradually lets for a split-up in the family and Singaram is imprisoned for the crime he hasn’t committed.
Once, Singaram is out from prison, his highly ambitious dreams of becoming rich is accomplished and returns back to his hometown only to discover that his in-laws are missing and their house is occupied by someone else.
Rest of the film is all about what had really happened to the family during his absence and a climax that is quite shocking (inspired from a real life incident).
Narration wise, T.P. Gajendran has spelled a usual potboiler that has been watched more than hundred times over the screens. The issues related with middle-class families and their family affairs have been persistently turned into celluloid over the times and this one isn’t an elision.
Although, the first half manages to travel on interesting lines with accordance to Vivek’s comedy tracks, he could better get rid-off double entendres. Mr. Vivek! Please make sure you avoid such lines as kids and women audiences are watching your films. Mithun is a mere dullard and has nothing to do with the film while Yamini Sharma tries living up to the expectations. Nasser and Saranya have again worn the same role of responsible and pathetic parents. Prabhu’s cameo role during climax is okay.
Musical score by Dheena is wretched and so are the shots with poor clarity. It would be better if Gajendran focuses on technical aspects as well in his upcoming films.
‘Magane En Marumagane’ has comedy and overdosed sentiments on equivalencies, but may be a passable show across suburbs and villages.
What works: Vivek’s few comedy tracks, Prabhu’s cameo