Murali aka Idhayam Murali (Vaibhav) is in love with his college-mate Madhu (Priya Bhavani Shankar) for three years, but was not lucky, as she was about to get engaged to someone else.
On the day of her engagement, Murali calls his friend Vinoth (Vivek Prasanna) and informs him that he has decided to end his life.
To stop him from taking the extreme step, Murali’s friends approach Madhu and request her to degrade the love of Murali over the phone. She too does it.
This act of her actually works, and Murali, who quits his suicide plan, also decides to enjoys his life to the fullest. But other problems are awaiting Murali and Madhu.
Director Rathna Kumar has developed his short film ‘Madhu’ into a feature film ‘Meyadha Maan’, supported by director Karthik Subbaraj, who has bankrolled the project.
Though the script is not out of the box, it is the writing which makes a huge difference and make us feel for the characters. It’s good that young filmmakers are focussing more on this area.
Not just those of the hero and heroine, but characters played by Vivek Prasanna and Induja (as Murali’s sister Sudarvizhi) strike a chord with the audience.
Vaibhav has come out with his career-best performance, while Priya Bhavani Shankar is solid. Music by Pradeep and Santhosh Narayanan have done full justice and the film can even be labelled as musical entertainer.
Another highlight is Vidhu Ayanna’s cinematography, which has enhanced the overall movie-watching experience. But the movie badly needs trimming, especially in the second half.
With a good screenplay, interesting (humourous actually) dialogues and solid performance, Meyadha Maan runs smartly and swiftly, despite reminding us of films like Siva Manasula Sakthi and Attakathi.
Rating: 3 out of 5