Release Date : Feb 21,2014
Bramman (aka) Brahmman review
Review by : Behindwoods Review Board
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Production: Joseph Anto, Manju K
Cast: Lavanya Tripathi, Santhanam, Sasikumar, Soori
Direction: Socrates
Screenplay: Socrates
Story: Socrates
Music: Devi Sri Prasad
Background score: Devi Sri Prasad
Cinematography: Faisal Ali, Jomon T. John
Dialogues: Socrates
Editing: Raja Mohammed
Stunt choreography: Silva
Dance choreography: Raju Sundaram
Singers: Andrea Jeremiah, Anitha, Chinna Ponnu, Devi Sri Prasad, Karthik, M M Manasi, MLR Karthikeyan, Sooraj Santhosh
Lyrics: Na. Muthukumar, Thamarai, Viveka, Yuga Bharathi
PRO: Nikhil Murugan

Bramman is the name of the God, who is referred to as the creator in Hindu mythology. However as far as Socrates’ Bramman is concerned, the word refers to a friend who creates a successful life for his childhood mate.


Sasikumar, the Bramman in Socrates’ tale, does his job well in being the creator that the director has successfully managed to conceptualize. The plot that is exploited here is cinema, love and passion that is seasoned with true wholehearted friendship.


The movie takes us through a ‘not-very-exciting’ first half that establishes Sasikumar’s passion for cinema and his love interest, played by Lavanya Tripathi, along with a few essential characters played by Santhanam, Malavika Menon and Lateef Omar. Santhanam, in the movie, is as snug as a bug in the rug in bringing out the laughs. It does look quite easy for the actor. However, one might get the feeling that his timely deliverables were not up to the usual  standards he sets.


The usage of songs might have slowed down the pace of the movie and disappointingly represses the momentum the screenplay builds up. Sasikumar’s effort to brush up his dance moves is laudable, although there weren’t too many variations on offer.


The second half of the film, rolls out in a shipshape manner, with the introduction of Naveen Chandra, letting the audience chew through the meat and potatoes of the story. Naveen Chandra, plays Kumar, Sasikumar’s childhood friend. Sasikumar’s unanticipated fortune that leaves him dumbfounded and Naveen’s nescience is pretty much what drives the story to its finishing point.


Soori replaces Santhanam in the comedy department in the latter half of the movie. Although the actor does not have too many scoring points, his presence does not disappoint the audience. His single shot narration of Sasikumar’s story of luck, run in a fast yet comprehendible frame speed is an interesting idea that is executed to perfection.


Devi Sri Prasad’s music has a passable standard, however the songs could have been more enjoyable if their placement were on apt points in the film. The camera and editing department are sufficing, although one would have expected a little more innovation when it comes to shot selection.


Produced by K. Manju and Anto Joseph under the banner K Manju Cinemas and Anto Joesph Film Company respectively, Bramman turns out to be a good tale by Socrates, that might have lacked a little vigour in the screenplay.

Verdict: A good tale that fails to acquire adequate support from the screenplay
( 2.0 / 5.0 )


Bramman (aka) Brahmman

Bramman (aka) Brahmman is a Tamil movie with production by Joseph Anto, Manju K, direction by Socrates, cinematography by Faisal Ali, Jomon T. John, editing by Raja Mohammed. The cast of Bramman (aka) Brahmman includes Lavanya Tripathi, Santhanam, Sasikumar, Soori.