Mirattal is a Time Pass - Visitor Movie Review
by Bharath Vijayakumar
R.Madesh's third directorial venture "Mirattal" (his earlier works include Madurey and Arasangam) is a commercial cocktail that his high on the comedy quotient. The movie is like a typical K.S. Ravikumar's movie of the late 90's with a huge star cast involved.
Mirattal is about how the hero overcomes all odds to wed his ladylove using a lot of his brain and a little brawn. His major obstacle is the heroine's brother (played by Prabhu) who is a ruffian. Almost all the scenes in the movie give you an 'I have already seen it before‘ feel. But Madesh gives you very little time to think about these and movie moves at a lively pace.
Cast and Crew
Vinay makes a comeback of sorts after the "Modhi Vilaiyadu" debacle. It looks like the young man has put in efforts to look convincing as the typical commercial hero who has to do almost everything in the same movie. The outcome is reasonably good. The dubbing for him also helps. Sharmila who makes her Tamil debut is easy on the eye and plays her part quite well. Prabhu once again scores with the ease of a veteran. His role is clichéd and he somehow camouflages that with his experience. Then there is Pandiarajan, Ganja Karuppu, Mansoor Ali Khan and a whole horde of known faces. Praveen Mani's BGM and songs are passable. The technical team seems adequate for a movie like this.
It might be even possible to shoot a Tamil film without a camera but one without Santhanam seems highly unlikely in the near future. In Mirattal the comedian is a part of the main narrative and he continues his good form. There are a few jokes that fall flat. In fact the introduction scene of Vinay along with his friends which was supposed to be comical turns out be exasperating.