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Muniyandi Vilangiyal Moondram Aandu - Movie Review Muniyandi Vilangiyal Moondram Aandu - Movie Review

Muniyandi Vilangiyal Moondram Aandu - Movie Review

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Bharath & Poorna
Movie review

Starring: Bharath, Poorna, Ponvannan, Vadivelu

Direction: Thirumurugan

Music: Vidyasagar

Production: Datho Durai Saingam, Ayngaran Karunamurthy

Banner: Lotus Five Star, Thiru Pictures

Director Thirumurugan and Bharath come together after the success of Em Magan, and expectations are naturally high for their second outing together. Interestingly, Muniyandi Vilangiyal Moondram Aandu is a departure from the kind of movie the duo had created earlier. This is not as much a family film as Em Magan. Set in a rural part of Tamil Nadu, the story revolves around the life of a college student and how trapped he feels when he becomes caught up in a battle of egos between two men.
Bharath is a college student in a typical rural institution where modern facilities are yet to reach. The director has brought out this setting well - the students, professors, their accents and attires look straight out of life. As is the norm in any college story, there is a love track in this one too, but the romance remains low key for the best part of the movie. The crux of the story lies in showing us how ego clashes can affect the lives of people. Here, two senior men of the village, one of whom is Bharath’s father, are constantly at loggerheads. This rivalry threatens to snuff out the hopes of love that Bharath has. Bharath’s father tries to make his son understand the seriousness of the matters, and while Bharath can see that he is playing a dangerous game (that has cost lives before), he is not ready to give up on his hopes of finding love.

The screenplay is choc-a-bloc with twists and turns that keep your interest sustained. The rich experience that Thirumurugan
has in giving twists on a regular basis on TV shines through here, and he has handled all of them extremely well. Bharath’s character goes through an emotional roller coaster: there’s a point in the movie where he loses his temperament and sets out on things that could ruin his life but is saved in the nick of time by what could only be providence. The most beautiful part of the movie is the climax, where the lead pair acknowledge their love for each other- a bit late, perhaps, for a conventional Tamil movie but here it gels well with the story.

Muniyandi Vilangiyal Moondram Aandu on the whole is a positive experience, and quite different from Em Magan. The focus shifts from family to love and rivalries. Thirumurugan, who was a favorite with the women in the audience for serials and movies laced with sentiment, has gone in for a bit of a change. This does not mean that this movie is not for the family. It just means that the director has kept a tab on the proceedings and prevented any element from going over the top.
Bharath & Poorna
The cast has done a neat job without being spectacular. Bharath gets into his role comfortably and gives us glimpses of his acting prowess, especially in the scenes with his father played by Ponvannan for whom roles in a rural milieu are a cakewalk. Poorna, the heroine whom Vijay had compared to Asin, lives up to the comparison! The biggest disappointment of the movie is Vadivelu’s comedy track (one of Em Magan’s strongpoints) which fails to evoke any laughter. A bit more care in this department could have earned the movie a lot more points.

Technically, there is nothing much to mention. The scenic greenery of rural Tamil Nadu that has been well captured is a treat to the eye. At the box office the movie has a good chance of staying on for some time on its merits. The team’s reputation of creating good family entertainers ought to sustain the movie well in the B and C centers.

Verdict: Average fare with above average credits!

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