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POURNAMI NAGAM MOVIE REVIEW
Review by : Behindwoods review board
Starring: Mumaith Khan
Direction: Kannan
Music: S A Rajkumar
Production: Bharath Cine Media
So what if Mallika Sherawat’s Hisss is taking forever to release (in India and otherwise), we are allowed to have desi versions of the same snake-revenge story. Just don’t expect the same production values. And who better than bombshell Mumaith Khan to do the honors? Pournami Nagam is the revival of those snake-taking-revenge-out-on-humans stories we have seen two decades ago.

  Pournami Nagam
The only difference this time is the aide of cheesy computer graphics to make the movie look tech savvy; every single object transmogrifies into snake(s). And of course, with the presence of the namesake item dancer, there are enough instances for her fans to rejoice. Those moments come in the form of her item numbers, camouflaged in the name of snake dances. We are not complaining, however.

It’s a rainy night and Nizhalgal Ravi’s wife, who is in labor, is being driven to the hospital through the middle of a jungle. Ravi finds an abandoned temple and stops the car. Divine intervention happens and a snake emerges to ring the temple’s bells to usher in the villagers for help. Thus, with the help of the snake, Mumaith Khan is born with a birth mark of that of a snake.

On the other side of the story, Nalini performs a yaga to obtain a precious stone that is supposedly born out of union between two cobras. Her gang manages to shoot one cobra and seize a stone but the other stone could not be captured since the second cobra escapes unhurt. She unleashes fury by using Mumaith as a medium and wreaks havoc in the lives of the evil men who are after the supposedly powerful stone.

The story is quite rundown and albeit falling in the fantasy genre fails to convince the viewer, or rather makes the viewer forget the fact that the plot is ridden with loopholes and devoid of any clever twists. And the computer graphics do not stun, nor are they very substandard; especially the one in which a road is seen transmogrifying into hundreds of snakes. Few of those scenes and Mumaith Khan are the pluses of the movie that otherwise turns just plain predictable.

So watch it if you must, but for Mumaith alone. She doesn’t let down her fans; there are a couple of her dances. She is at her gyrating best in those songs and does not give her fans the guilt of their lives for having spent money on the tickets to see her in a full-length feature film.


Verdict: Mumaith hisses!



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