Review By : Movie Run Time : 2 Hours 20 Minutes Censor Rating : U

Production: Shamayalaya Creations Cast: Shanthanu Baghyaraj, Srushti Dange Direction: Athiroopan Screenplay: Athiroopan Story: Athiroopan Cinematography: Rasamathi Dialogues: Athiroopan Editing: Vivek Harshan Singers: AL Rufian, Maalavika Sundar, MC Vickey, Santhosh Hariharan, Sathyaprakash, Varun Parandhaman, Vijay Prakash PRO: Nikkil Murugan

Mupparimanam is a romantic thriller starring Shanthnu Bhagyaraj and Srushti Dange in the lead roles. It has been written and directed by Adhiroopan who was a former assistant to director Bala. How has this romantic thriller managed to keep the audiences hooked to the screen? Read below to find out.

The film starts off with it’s nonlinear screenplay of narration like many other thrillers and has Shanthnu sporting his new tonsured and rugged look. The first few minutes keeps us interested to know what we have in store for the next 2 hours. However, once the flashback love portions start off, it slows down, and the thrilling aspect meets the speed breaker right from then on.

Shanthnu sure has worked hard to portray this role and has managed to do a good job out of what was given to him. This is slightly different from his usual chocolate boy next door image. His subtle reactions in the first half to quite an intense performance in the second, it shows his improvement as an actor. Srushti Dange who plays his love interest does not perfectly fit in as a schoolgirl, but she has some work to do in the second half, and she has done a fair job there.

Director Adhiroopan has written his second half well, but his first half lacks the essence to keep the audiences glued to the screen. Placement of songs that were not required, forced comedy scenes and Shanthanu following his love interest take over the majority time portions of the slow and draggy first half. The second half too follows the same pace, and the twists are much predictable. The core theme is also overused in many films before and it is something we have already seen. 

Music by GV Prakash is definitely not his best and editing by Vivek Harshan is pretty commendable. The visuals in the song Let’s go Party, (the special number featuring numerous celebrities) is decent, but it hinders the flow of the movie. Most of the other characters do not have much to do.

Srushti’s characterisation is a space open for debate and leaves us with many doubts and questions. There are lot of intense scenes in the latter half but the problem is that we might have to wait too long a time to witness them and this is a negative, keeping in mind the attention span of the audiences these days. Skanda’s role of a film star is ordinary and lacks the spark.

Shanthnu has tried hard to bring out the shades of grey in him, and this has worked pretty well and deserves due appreciation. But apart from that and a couple of twists followed by some thrilling scenes, Mupparimanam is a normal template love story that takes a fairly different and thrilling route in the course of time.

On the whole, director Adhiroopan definitely has what it takes to make an engaging thriller film with well-written family based emotional scenes, but he has given a lot of importance to commercial aspects like love, songs, and comedy which dilutes the impact that could have been created. Also, with the majority twists kept for the last few minutes, a finish with a bang is lacking and leaves the audiences with a half baked cake

Verdict: Shanthnu's efforts let down by a snail pace screenplay and overused commercial content


2 5 ( 2.0 / 5.0 )








Review by : Behindwoods Review Board Album Release Date : Feb 14,2017

Mupparimaanam is a Tamil film starring Shanthanu Bhagyaraj and Srushti Dange in the leads. It is directed by Adhiroopan and music composed by GV Prakash. Lyrics have been penned by  Na.Muthukumar, Kabilan and Yugabharathi.


Sokki Poraan  


Singers : Al Rufian, Maalavika Sundar


GV Prakash kicks start this album with a love based song that has Al Rufian and Maalavika’s voices. The beats are medium paced and the tempo is quite high for a love song. Percussions are attractive and the flute also flows in here and there. A pleasing number for melody and folk lovers that has a very beautiful ending.

Kannodu Kannodu 


Singer : Sathya Prakash


Versatile singer Sathya Prakash is back with Kannodu Kannodu. The autotune is evident and there is a use of electronic music too. A template love song that is from a guy’s point of view. The EDM seems a little overdosed and Sathya Prakash is a big USP for Kannodu Kannodu. The repetitive tune is catchy and hummable.

Uyirile Uyirile  

Singer : Vijay Prakash


GV Prakash strikes with Uyirile Uyirle! The beautiful violin and ghatam are impressive. Vijay Prakash sounds nice too and the tune is unique for a melody. The song has individuality apart from being an amazing composition. The instrumental portions along with a well woven composition and a good voice is all that’s needed to be winner.

Yaar Ivano 


Singer : Santhosh Hariharan


Yaar Ivano is a high octane number for which GV has chosen the rock genre. The use of guitar is good and the song is full of positivity. A situational song with a blend of few genres. There is again a use of EDM that could have been mellowed down to get the flow and feel of a high energy inspirational song. It fantasises the hero and Santhosh delivers well with his voice.

Let's Go Party 


Singers : GV Prakash Kumar, Varun Parandhaman Rap: MC Vickey


The party promo single song which had been released already is Let’s Go Party. As the name suggest, this song that has numerous celebrity cameos is a proper Tamil based western party song. There is trance and electronic music taking the main domain. The rap portions are quite good and the end takes a faster beat that has an Indian touch to it.

Verdict: GV Prakash's album rides high on melody but the template EDM usage dilutes the essence!
( 2.5 / 5.0 )

Mupparimanam (aka) Muparimanam

Mupparimanam (aka) Muparimanam is a Tamil movie. Shanthanu Baghyaraj, Srushti Dange are part of the cast of Mupparimanam (aka) Muparimanam. The movie is directed by Athiroopan. Production by Shamayalaya Creations, cinematography by Rasamathi, editing by Vivek Harshan.