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

Production: 2D Entertainment, Chris Pictures Cast: Bhanupriya, Gokulnath, Jyothika, Livingston, Oorvashi, Saranya Ponvannan Direction: Bramma G Screenplay: Bramma G Story: Bramma G Music: Ghibran Background score: Ghibran Cinematography: Manikandan Dialogues: Bramma G Editing: CS Prem Singers: Anurag Kulkarni, Bhanupriya, Chennai Qawwali Kids, Gold Devaraj, Karthi, Namitha Babu, Padmalatha, Saranya Ponvannan, Urvashi Lyrics: Bramma G, Thamarai, Vivekh PRO: Johnson Distribution: Sakthi Film Factory

How often have we celebrated women around us in real life? How often have we seen a film celebrating women? Here is Jyothika’s Magalir Mattum, for us, which is one such rare films, that wants the world to celebrate women.

Three best friends (Saranya Ponvannan, Oorvasi, Bhanupriya) who got separated after their school days, reunite once again after 36 years, with the help of Prabha (Jyothika). Prabha decides to take the trio on a three-day trip, and the film is all about the moments and incidents that these women encounter during this journey.

Jyothika is seen more like another character, than as a lead. She has effortlessly pulled off her character, which is full of energy and cheer. Her characterisation is so strong, something that every woman would want to be. This would be one of the memorable films in her beautiful career. It is a hard task to pick the best out of the three women, as all three have given their true best. Saranya Ponvannan scores the best, in the COOKER scene, and it is an evident proof to show why she is an ace actress. Oorvasi makes it a fun watch with her gimmicks, and dialogue delivery, while Bhanupriya pulls it off through her emotions. Even the smallest of the characters is impressive, and the director has extracted only the best, from the performers. Special mention to the person who played Bhanupriya’s elder son Karthik (Pavel Navageethan)

Right from the word go, the film starts with the story, and at any point of time, it doesn’t deviate. We are introduced to the three friends and their school days, which leads to the present, and the film flows on the right path. Even the minuscule detailings are noteworthy, like each color representing each woman; red for Bhanupriya, green for Oorvasi and blue for Saranya Ponvannan, and people who know about color language can connect more to these characters. 

The film’s writing is very much confined, focussed and strong, and that is when you remember that this film is written and directed by Bramma, who gave us an impactful Kuttram Kadithal. You get to meet different characters through the journey of Magalir Mattum, who give you various experiences. Even after coming out of the film, the characters, Prabha, Goms, Rani, Subbu, stay in your heart. The director doesn't preach and that is the best part of Magalir Mattum. While you travel through the movie, you understand and realise about the women around us and their lifestyle. 

Ghibran’s songs and background score is an inevitable part, and he is a strong boost for the film. His music elevates the scenes to a different level, and he continues to prove his efficiency. Manikandan’s visuals are worth mentioning, and his vision to use multiple long shots is seen, which is also suitable, supplementing the film’s mood. C.S.Prem’s edit is neat and crisp, with the right type of inserts and cuts between current portion and retro portion.

Director Bramma has proven once again that he is a talented filmmaker with a strong content and a noble motive. Kudos to him, for making a celebratory film like this, which is fully surrounded by positivity and feel good moments, though the film dealing a serious subject. After seeing a dark approach to filmmaking from Bramma in Kuttram Kadithal, here is the lighter way through Magalir Mattum. Last, but not the least, Suriya’s 2D Entertainment have once again delivered a quality product after 36 Vayadhinile and 24. Watch out for the surprise cast in the end.

On the flip side, the film's travel is predictable and a section of the audience might slightly feel the ending not as natural as the rest of the movie.


[Review based on a special preview show to the press members on September 13th. Catch the film in theatres, from the 15th of September]


Verdict: Magalir Mattum is a celebratory journey of womanhood!


3 5 ( 3.0 / 5.0 )









Review by : Behindwoods Review Board Album Release Date : Apr 24,2017

Adi Vaadi Thimira 
Singer: Gold Devaraj
Lyricist: Uma Devi

Adi Vaadi Thimira was the single track which was released for Magalir Mattum’s promo. It has a rock genre tag with it. The rock guitar and the vocals of Gold Devaraj go well with each other. There is a mild backing vocal and a chorus that pep up the lines Adi Vaadi Thimira. In a majorly western based song, Ghibran chooses to tease us with the use of Nadhaswaram and individual native instruments in the right mix. Sound design is also superior making the song an instant likeable one.


Ghandhari Yaaro  
Singers: Padmalatha, Anurag Kulkarni
Lyrics: Thamarai

Ghandhari Yaaro starts off with some Hindi verses and the Tamil takes over from there. The song’s start has similarities to Rayile Raa from Thirumanam Ennum Nikkah which also had music by composer Ghibran. The Abhang and Ghazal feels add beauty to this song. Vocals by Padmalatha and Anurag are impressive and there is a good use of Thavil and certain rare percussions that add the uniqueness that Ghibran triumphs on.


Gubu Gubu Gubu 
Singers: Karthi, Ghibran
Lyrics: Vivek


The song is crooned by actor Karthi and Ghibran. Karthi sounds positive, fresh and this sure is a good start to the singer in him. The song follows a country-jazz tune with fast paced beats. The country tune has been twinned with a beautiful violin piece. There is an innovation even in the autotune portion and it all just backs up Karthi’s singing. Lyrics by Vivek are simple yet enjoyable making it the pick of the album.


Bullet Song (Dam Mast Qalandar)
Singers: Yazin Nizar, Chennai Qawwali Kids, Ghibran

The Bullet song has a Punjabi flavor and it’s theme is that of a bike ride. As titled, it starts off with the sound of a Bullet bike and goes on with Hindi lyrics (Mast Qalandar) and voices of kids that serve as a chorus. With a slightly monotonous beat and rhythm, the Bullet song is Ghibran’s Bangladeshi/ North Indian song for Magalir Mattum.

Carratu Pottazhagaa 
Singers: Namitha, Oorvashi, Ghibran, Gold Devaraj
Lyrics: Bramma


Carratu Pottazhagaa is a mischievous number from the composer. With the vocals of actress Oorvashi that are super innocent and also backed by Namitha and Gold Devaraj, this is a treat for those who want something different all the time. The folkish melody has a lot to offer, including the pause and play style composition which teases the listener.


Time Passukkosaram 
: Saranya Ponvannan, Padmalatha
Lyrics: Bramma


This is a short song which has a folk stint. The folk beats are well paced. There is a rich use of instruments like violin, guitar, flute, Shehnai and Nadhaswaram all blended well together. Lyrics by Bramma are very situational and there is a tinge of Telugu verses too.

Karu Karunnu  
Vocals: Bhanupriya, Namitha Babu, Gold Devaraj
Lyrics : Bramma


Another quick number that depicts a girl explaining a guy’s appearance. It is also of the folk genre. Vocals by Bhanupriya, Namitha and Gold Devaraj are quirky and apt for the mood. There is again the use of instruments and the song is very situational.

Magalir Mattum


The theme of Magalir Mattum which is dominated by the flute is yet another impressive theme by Ghibran. With the feel good tag, it has the right blend to kindle memories of the past. The strings, piano join the flute’s party and there is a small Nadhaswaram tune too to finish with!

Verdict: Ghibran encapsulates various styles of music within Magalir Mattum that is majorly situational and apt!
( 3.0 / 5.0 )

Magalir Mattum (aka) Magaleer Matum

Magalir Mattum (aka) Magaleer Matum is a Tamil movie. Bhanupriya, Gokulnath, Jyothika, Livingston, Oorvashi, Saranya Ponvannan are part of the cast of Magalir Mattum (aka) Magaleer Matum. The movie is directed by Bramma G. Music is by Ghibran. Production by 2D Entertainment, Chris Pictures, cinematography by Manikandan, editing by CS Prem.