Tamil Movie Review

Maayavan – Review

Kumaran (Sundeep Kishan) is a police inspector. His search for a petty criminal leads him to a cold-blooded murderer (Dheena). In the melee, he gets seriously injured.

Kumaran undergoes a medical check-up and it is found that he is suffering from mental trauma because of the incident. In the meantime, he and his team members witness a chain of murders.

In each crime scene, there is a pattern and Kumaran sees a black cigarrete bud and blood stains. Also, each and every murder is so brutal. A hunt starts for the murderer (Maayavan).

Who is he? Why is he committing so many crimes? Is Kumaran able to catch him or not form the rest of Maayavan.


Hitherto known as a producer who supports promising directors and bankrolls quality movies, C V Kumar makes his debut as director with Maayavan, a sci-fi thriller that keeps the audience on the edge of the seat in most of the scenes.

While the story is by Kumar himself, the screenplay and dialogues are by filmmaker Nalan Kumarasamy of Soodhu Kavvum fame, who was introduced to Kollywood by Kumar. Nalan has come up with a gripping screenplay and razor sharp dialogues.

Sundeep Kishan, who already impressed people in Maanagaram and Nenjil Thunivirundhal, fits perfctly well to the role of a police officer. Daniel Balaji delivers an arresting performance.

While Lavanya Tripathi plays an important role, Bollywood veteran Jackie Shroff could have been utilised better. The rest of the cast includes Jayaprakash, Bhagavathi Perumal and Mime Gopi

Ghibran’s musical score is impressive, while Gopi Amarnath’s stellar visuals add pace to the movie. The icing on the cake is racy cuts by Leo John Paul. All these things make Maayavan a worthy watch, despite lag in a few scenes.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5