Maan Karate Review


Maan Karate begins with a group of friends including Ethir Neechal Sathish roaming in a forest in search of a saint to get blessings. Fortune favours them in the form of a newspaper, where it is written that a local guy named Peter [Siva Karthikeyan] will win the upcoming boxing tournament and will gift the offered cash prize to Satish and his friends.

On the other hand Peter is an artless local guy with very little worldly exposure who tries to impress his girlfriend Yazhini [Hansika] all the time and poses like a boxer to woo her, as she is an ardent fan of sports. Destiny has bigger plans and Peter had to register for the boxing tourney. What happens next forms the story.

Watch Maan Karate to know, How Satish and friends meet Peter? Will they accept the reward won by Peter...


Siva Karthikeyan is at his regular best, his timing worked wonders on-screen. Siva has excelled with his dancing barring emotions and his effort to step into the shoes of a boxer.

Hansika has slimmed down and looks gorgeous on-screen. She has perfectly done her role with killer looks and beautiful expressions in songs.

After getting credits for his role in Ivan Vera Mathiri, Vamsi Krishna has once agin proved his hands in playing an antagonist role.

Among others, Sathish with his one-liners, Aswathi and the actress who played Vamsi's wife needs a special mention. Soori’s cameo did not chuckle among audiences while special appearance by Anirudh Ravichander and AR Murugadoss in 'Open The Tasmac' song are good.

Technical Analysis:

Debutante Thirukumaran have to work more on the screenplay, especially the second half is absolutely predictable in every frame and the climax is an exception.

AR Murugadoss's script is crystal clear and is a package of entertainment regarded with commercial elements and emotions, execution makes all the difference.

Anirudh Ravichander has added one more hit album to his list but the same is not felt with Maan Karate background scores. ‘Maanja’ and ‘Un Vizhigalil’ songs are speed breakers.

Sukumar's cinematography is lively and brilliant in the initial few minutes as he transports us right into the proceedings on screen. His usage of light is amazing in song visuals and costumes of the lead pair needs a special mention here.

A. Sreekar Prasad's editing is okay, but could have trimmed few scenes in the second half to make it more crisper.

P. Madan has keenly produced Maan Karate with timely promotions, but the film couldn't live up to the much hyped expectations because of forced song placement and lewd comic scenes.


Thirukumaran has perfectly handled the movie half way through, but he couldn't take audiences along in the scenes where a normal go-happy guy Peter transforms into Boxer and climax is comical. Siva Karthikeyan, Hansika, Anirudh and cinematographer Sukumar are the highlights of Maan Karate.