At gunpoint, Kathir (Shanthanu Bhagyaraj) escapes with a bride Anu (Srushti Dange). Soon, we are told that Kathir and Anu are friends from childhood and they later became lovers.
And here comes the twist that Anu has not eloped with Kathir. Instead, he has kidnapped her. In the meantime, the duo is being chased by Anu’s wicked brother (Ravi Prakash).
Why Kathir kidnapped Anu? What really happened to their love? Did they unite or not form the crux of ‘Mupparimanam’, which tracks the life of a boy and girl from their childhood.
Director Athiroopan has given a twist to the tested way of story telling, in Mupparimanam. Had he focused more on it, he could have ended up giving a much better film.
Shanthanu Bhagyaraj has improved a lot in terms of performance, while Srushti Dange steals the show with her chubby looks. The star cast is long, including Appu Kutti, Thambi Ramaiah, Ravi Prakash, Swaminathan and Skanda Ashok.
G V Prakash Kumar’s impresses us with his songs, while the background score is just average. Cinematography by Rasamathi and editing by Vivek Harshan are adequate.
The love episodes between the lead pair lack depth, thereby making us stay away from the main plot. But the director has tried something new on an emotional note. We can laud him for that.
Rating: 2.6 of 5
Music: G. V. Prakash Kumar
Cast: Shanthanu Bhagyaraj, Srushti Dange, Skanda Ashok, Ravi Prakash, Thambi Ramaiah, Appukutty, Swaminathan, Kalyani Natarajan, P. V. Chandramouli
Pro: Nikil Murugan