Review By : Movie Run Time : 2 hours 8 minutes Censor Rating : U

Production: Eros International, RV Films Cast: Natty, Parvathy Nair, Radha Ravi, Rajaji, Sanchita Shetty Direction: Ramu Chellappa Screenplay: Ramu Chellappa Story: Ramu Chellappa Music: Natarajan Sankaran Background score: Natarajan Sankaran Cinematography: M.C. Ganesh Chandra Editing: Athiyappan Siva Distribution: KR Films

Cinematographer turned actor Natty opts for a realistic commercial period film, Engitta Modhathey is directed by debutant Ramu Chellappa. The film basically is about two friends, both painters, one a Rajinikanth fan (Natty) and the other a Kamal Haasan fan (Rajaji).


It talks about their friendship, their love interests, and their professional growth. You expect them to part ways because they are fans of different stars but that’s not how the film goes about. Fan fights are only a part of the movie and the core concept is about politics behind it. That’s when you get introduced to the 3rd important character played by art director Vijaimurugan, who is a powerful, greedy antagonist.


What works in favour of the film is that it kindles some nostalgic moments if you are an 80s person. How people used to worship their stars and how different was it to watch a first-day first show back then and things like that. Ramu Chellappa has definitely worked very well on that part. But on the flip side, usage of English words in dialogues reduces the authenticity of the 80s setup. Likewise, the songs as well as the BGM, though could be pleasing to our ears at places are contemporary and do not give you the 80s feel. 


Natty is shown as a fearless young man who faces all his obstacles without any fuss but whereas the character sketch of his friend (the 2nd hero) is not so clearly portrayed. One scene he is angry with his friend and the very next shot he goes to save him. Though we could guess his intention, it isn’t conveyed well enough on screen. Some of the scenes look so abruptly cut. Both the love stories hardly make an impact.


Engitta Modhathey actually starts off well and then goes on a downslope from then. There are very few interesting scenes here and there, but the pace issue remains constant throughout. After an impressive prolog, all you get is a usual template drama. At one point in time, the screenplay goes disoriented and also leaves us to question the primary purpose of the film.


Natty has done what's expected of him, quite a convincing performance from the actor. He smashes down a dozen roughnecks and at the same time gets into a dream sequence for a duet with Sanchita Shetty. Parvathy Nair is the other female lead and both the heroines are restricted to same degrees of what other female leads get to play in usual commercial potboilers.


On the technical front Art director, K.Aarusamy has done a neat job in this period flick, especially the paintings of the banners and huge cut-outs.


Verdict: A period drama that starts off promising but loses its shine mid way and falls flat towards the end


2 5 ( 2.0 / 5.0 )







Review by : Behindwoods Review Board Album Release Date : Nov 09,2016

Engitta Modhathey is an upcoming film starring Natarajan Subramaniam, Parvathy Nair and Sanchitha Shetty in lead roles. Music for the film is composed by Natarajan Sankaran.

Paayum Puli 

Singer: Hariharasudan
Lyrics: Yugabharathi



A quirky number to start with. The song is high on energy levels with local drums, nadhaswaram and folk flavours. Hariharasudan’s sultry voice is quite impressive for this song which strikes the fun chord with ease. The interludes retain the fun element with good mastery over the rhythm and string section.

Onna Paathen Raasathi 

: D.Imman, Vandana Srinivasan
Lyrics: Yugabharathi


A nostalgic duet with folk essence and the goodness of grand piano arrives next. Imman does a good job with his melodious vocals and Vandana’s quirky tone perfectly balances his voice. The foot tapping rhythm and guitar strums blend pretty well.  The composer keeps it simple yet effective in terms of breathtaking presentation.


Payya Payya 

Singers: V.V.Prasanna, Vandana Srinivasan
Lyrics: Yugabharathi


The folk wholesomeness is retained with another lazy duet which is aptly supported by ghatam touches. Prasanna does a commendable job with his mellifluous vocals and the quirkiness of the nadaswaram is faintly heard in the first interlude. The song makes an ideal night time listen for its laid back nature and slightly over the edge chord progression.

Oththa Ruva Pottu Vechu

Singer: Prabhu
Lyrics: Yugabharathi


An eerie number with shades of the renowned Durga Stotram Ayigiri Nandini arrives next in the vocals of Prabhu. The high voltage rhythm is quite indigenous and the song carries a kind of fast-paced gloom and sadness throughout. It also has a philosophical touch and conversational tone associated with it. However, the composer makes sure that the energy level doesn't drop.


Lifea Fightu Da

Singer: Nataraj Subramaniam
Lyrics: Yugabharathi


The finale is quite on the contrary with a stylish number which speaks on the philosophy of life in funky terms. The symphony is fused effectively with local flavours and feisty trumpets. The song has a Santhosh Narayanan style approach to it but retains its unique sounding.  The tense strings are greatly complemented with trance like beats which slowly build up.

Verdict: Engitta Modhathey is a fair album which has its share of melodies and fast paced numbers.
( 2.5 / 5.0 )

Engitta Modhathey (aka) Enkitta Mothathey

Engitta Modhathey (aka) Enkitta Mothathey is a Tamil movie. Natty, Parvathy Nair, Radha Ravi, Rajaji, Sanchita Shetty are part of the cast of Engitta Modhathey (aka) Enkitta Mothathey. The movie is directed by Ramu Chellappa. Music is by Natarajan Sankaran. Production by Eros International, RV Films, cinematography by M.C. Ganesh Chandra, editing by Athiyappan Siva.