Miruthan Tamil Movie Review
Miruthan, Karthik (Jayam Ravi) is a traffic policeman and he prefers to stay away from risks. He has a cute little sister Vidhya (Baby Anikha), who is the apple of his eye.
Meanwhile, Karthik falls for Dr Renu (Lakshmi Menon), but the romance ends up in failure as she is already engaged to someone else. One day, a hazardous chemical in the nearby industry gets leaked, and it is consumed by a dog.
The dog turns into a zombie and it bites a man, who too becomes one. Thus, the virus spreads rapidly across the town and zombies are all over, baying for each other’s blood.
The responsibility falls on Karthik to save people, by protecting a bunch of doctors who are on their way to invent an antibody that would prevent the spread of virus.
Miruthan is Tamil cinema’s first zombie movie and director Shakti Soundar Rajan deserves credit for introducing the genre to Kollywood. He keeps the audience engaged in the first half, while the second half wanders before the film ends up with a racy climax.
It’s Jayam Ravi’s show all the way as the actor is in the top form of his career. We tends to believe when we are told that he is capable of saving the place from zombies. Such was his performance and transformation.
Lakshmi Menon looks matured and the performance too is not up to the mark, while Baby Anikha of Yennai Arindhaal fame does well. Kali Venkat tries to evoke laughter with his one-liners.
D Imman’s songs and background score give the much needed break and pace to the film at regular intervals, respectively. S Venkatesh’s lens give a rich look to the film.
Though the director has made efforts to keep things in an engaging way, there seems to be inconsistency in maintaining it. Also, there are logic gaps and implausibilities and lack of character establishment is another negative. But still, Miruthan keeps us entertained.
Director: Shakti Soundar Rajan
Music: D. Imman
Cast: Jayam Ravi, Lakshmi Menon, Kaali Venkat, R. N. R. Manohar, Jeeva Ravi, Baby Anikha, Amit Bhargav
Pro: Riaz K Ahmed