Raghav (Gautham Karthik) is a happy-go-lucky youngster, who is also a boxing champion. He leads a content life with his father (Chandramouli), friend Padmini (Sathish) and his father’s car Padmini.
He also has romance in his life in the form of Madhu (Regina Cassandra). Their love happens at the very first sight itself (which leads to a steamy song sequence).
When things go like a cakewalk, a big shocker comes in Raghav’s life- his father dies when he is out of town for a boxing competition. Though initially Raghav believes that it was an accident, he later realises that it was a cold-blooded murder.
As he digs deep into his father’s death, he realises that Chandramouli is caught in a crossfire between rival cab companies owned by Azhagar (Mahendran) and Kanagasabai (Santhosh Prathap).
In the meantime, there is also a twist in the form of Bhairavi (Varalaxmi Sarathkumar), who works in Azhagar’s firm. What led to Chandramouli’s death and whether Raghav is able to take revenge on the killer(s) or not form the rest of the story.
Karthik-Gautham Karthik starrer Mr Chandramouli, helmed by Thiru, reminds us of the director’s earlier venture Naan Sigappu Manithan, which had Vishal and Lakshmi Menon in lead roles.
Like how the protagonist suffered from a strange memory loss disease in Naan Sigappu Manithan, the hero of Mr Chandramouli suffers from a vision disorder (he can see clearly only up to a distance of two feet).
While Karthik has performed in his usual hyper-active style, Gautham Karthik has put in sincere efforts for his role. Sathish tries to tickle the funny bone.
Regina Cassandra fills the glamour quotient, while Varalakshmi Sarathkumar plays a Vidukathai Neena type of role (Vidukathai was directed by the national award winning Agathiyan, who is Thiru’s father-in-law and also plays a key role in Mr Chandramouli).
Despite a strong cast and crew, Thiru has under-utilised most of them, so to speak. Also, the screenplay is familiar and we were able to guess most of the scenes. Had he focussed more on making the script tight, Mr Chandramouli would have been a perfect entertainer.
Mr. Chandramouli : Familiar Father
Rating: 2.75 out of 5
Music director: Sam C. S.
Producer: G. Dhananjayan