Maaveeran Kittu, the third time collaboration of Vishnu Vishal and Suseenthiran has hit the screens today. The film talks about caste discrimination set in the 1980s backdrop.
Vishnu Vishal, an ambitious college student is a good hearted youngster. An unexpected murder happens in his village, and Vishnu Vishal becomes the accused, unfortunately. Did Vishnu really execute the murder? Or is he falsely accused? The film answers all these questions.
First and foremost, director Suseenthiran can be applauded for sticking on to the core plot of the movie. There was no unnecessary diversion from the story. Dialogues need a worthy-mention. Yugabharathi, apart from writing the lyrics, has also written the dialogues for this film, and they are powerful and realistic.
There is humanity in the film. There is love, friendship, caste discrimination, unity, harmony, betrayal, and much more, but, somewhere around, the film loses its track and tests the audience’s patience. The slow pace of the movie is surely a concern, especially the two duet songs in the second half don’t work well.
The first half of the movie keeps you engaged and has the audience’s attention. The interval portion definitely keeps you puzzled to know what will happen next. But once the latter half starts, it gets loose and slow.
One might not expect the film to have an ending like that, but only then, the film would justify its title. Suseenthiran could have worked more on the screenplay to keep it more engaging, as the second half mostly comprises of sad and dull moments.
Vishnu Vishal has given a neat performance. His character is designed in a very subtle manner and the Vennila Kabbadi Kuzhu actor makes no mistake in delivering that. Parthiepan deserves a mention for his strong performance as ‘Chinraasu’. This film will be a memorable outing for him as an actor, after a long time.
Sri Divya travels all throughout the film, but has very less scope to perform or emote. Her love portions with Vishnu Vishal are not much interesting. Soori, for the first time, appears in a serious role, but for a very brief time. One might wonder the need for him in the movie.
D. Imman’s music is a big pillar for the movie, which adds so much value to the scenes. His songs are also pleasant to hear. Soorya’s visuals capture the scenic beauty of the hill stations and the rural areas.
The aerial shots in ‘Inaivom’ song are good. The other technical departments do what is expected of them.
Verdict: A strong content that could’ve been more impactful had the execution been better