Naan Mahaan Alla 2010 Reviewby MyMazaa.com
Expectations ran high on ‘Naan Mahan Alla’ for it comes after a hat-trick success for Karthi (‘Paruthi Veeran’, ‘Aayirathil Oruvan’ and ‘Paiyaa’) and an impressive debut by director Sussendhran (‘Vennila Kabbadi Kuzhu’).
What more, the movie’s title does evoke a curiosity for it is inspired by a yesteryear hit of Superstar Rajnikanth. Living up to all hype is ‘Nan Maahan Alla’, produced by Gnanavelraja’s Studio Green and released by Dhayanidhi Alagiri’s Cloud Nine Movies.
What begins as a light-hearted fare ends with adrenaline-rushing action with blood and gore, the two things which are of late considered in Tamil cinema as essential ingredients for a commercial fare.
Jeeva (Karthi) is a cool youth who lives life in his own way. A typical Chennai youngster, for him everything is friends and fun. His father Jayaprakash (Jayaprakash), a call taxi driver showers all love and affection on him. They lead s simple life and they derive happiness in whatever they do.
One day, Jeeva comes across Priya (Kajal Agarwal) in a wedding ceremony. After few interesting encounters, they realise that they share a great rapport and propose to each other. When all things seem to go well, a murder attempt on Jeeva’s father disturbs everything.
Jeeva’s father had to witness a girl being taken by a gang in his car. The girl gets killed and the gentleman decides to knock the doors of justice. Sensing trouble, the gang eventually murders him.
The death of his father shatters Jeeva. He vows to revenge the killers. He sets out on a mission to identify the culprits and goes running around the town baying for their blood. How he avenges the killers form the rest.
Karthi is right there in almost all frames. He reminds one of Karthik of ‘Mounam Ragam’ days in the first half. Resembling the boy-next-door, he leaves an impact with his spontaneous, cool, casual looks and he speaks straight from his heart.
Giving him right company is Kajal Agarwal. Jayaprakash, after donning the role of a menacing villain in ‘Vamsam’, has played a caring and a dotting father. Soori of ‘Vennila Kabbadi Kuzhu’ does tickle the funny bone in you. The rest of the cast including Lakshmi Ramakrishnan, Neelima, Raviprakash and Rajivan are adequate
Director Sussendhran has proved Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu is not a stroke of luck. The director has yet again proved he is a master story teller. The way he blends serious incidents for a commercial entertainer is vey new. He deserves all credit for keeping up the tempo of the film breezy till the every end. As it was in his earlier film here also Suseendhran makes a hard hitting statement with a superb climax fight. Surely this director has moved up on the expectation ladder. Just can’t wait for your next film Sussendhran Sir.
Due credit should go to Yuvan Shankar Raja. The rock star has come up with a couple of catchy tunes, especially ‘Oru Malai Neram…’. His re-recording adds more strength to the script. Madhie’s cinematography and Kasi Viswanathan’s editing add value to the work on screen. Anal Arasu deserves all kudos for stunt sequences that resemble close to reality.
On the flip side, the movie’s pace slackens towards the second half. It needs some urgent trimming. Also the events unfold at predictable way especially towards the climax. All said, ‘Nan Mahan Alla’ should be a movie to cherish for Karthi fans. A commercial entertainer that is impressive in most parts.