Engles Ramasamy (RJ Balaji) is a local TV reporter and the breadwinner of his family. He lives with his mom (Urvashi), grandfather and three sisters, and struggles to make ends meet.
One day, his family deity Mookuthi Amman (Nayanthara) appears before him and asks him for a favour. Together, they try to expose a godman named Bhagavathi Baba (Ajay Ghosh), who aims at starting Panchavanam, which he claims to be the spiritual capital of the world.
How Ramasamy’s family, along with Mookuthi Amman, try and stop Bhagavathi Baba forms the story.
Mookuthi Amman is clever in its making, but takes a dig at Hinduism alone (The makers have even removed a scene following opposition from another faith).
The film focusses on how a few godmen have zero concern for the environment and only concentrate on building an ashram.
With an emotional role, RJ Balaji has excelled as an actor for the most part. Nayanthara as Mookuthi Amman is picture-perfect.
Apart from Nayanthara and RJ Balaji, it is Urvashi who steals the show. As an overbearing yet doting mom, she holds the film together with her adorable and humorous antics.
There are certain cliched moments in Mookuthi Amman, which could have been avoided. But, in the larger scheme of things, these sequences seemed inconsequential.
Composer Girishh Gopalakrishnan has done a good job in Mookuthi Amman. The camerawork by Dinesh Krishnan and editing by RK Selva are good enough to support the movie. But certain scenes are cliched and predictable.
Mookuthi Amman : Divine intervention
Rating: 2.5 out of 5