Maari Movie Review
– Aadukalam On a Lighter Flavor!
After making some striking movies like 'Shamitabh' Dhanush is back to his commercial entertainers with a lot of heroism thrown into it.
|Release date: 17 July 2015||Genre: Action - Comedy|
|Cast: Dhanush, Kajal Aggarwal, Vijay Yesudas, Robo Shankar, Kaali Venkat and many others||Director: Balaji Mohan|
|Written: Balaji Mohan||Cinematography: Om Prakash|
|Editer: Prasana GK||Music Director: Anirudh Ravichander|
|Production Company: Wunderbar Films, Magic Frames||Distributed by: Magic Frames, Escape Artists Motion Pictures|
|Running time: 131 minutes||Satellite Rights: Sun TV|
|Budget: 25 crore (US$3.9 million)||CBFC Rating: U|
Director Balaji Mohan did some different movies but 'Maari' is a pure masala flick that doesn't personify his direction but rather the screen presence that Dhanush has to offer.
- • Dhanush's peppy punch dialogs and stylish appearance
- • Robo Shankar is the man of the show and a great comedic relief
- • Good BGM score by Anirudh even though it reminds us of some Hollywood flicks.
- • An authentic setting with a decent screenplay
- • There's hardly room for Kajal Agarwal to act
- • Very weak presentation of a villain played by Vijay Yesudas
- • Songs are too loud and not memorable
Maari loves to have dove races and is a don who is brought down by a team of three different people including another gangster, a police man and the heroine. How he rises back to the occasion and wins his position is what Maari is all about. It's very similar to Aadukalam in terms of plot but lighter and more energetic.The Cast
Dhanush is without a doubt the show stealer with some amazing one liners, performance and lots of heroism similar to Telugu movies. He wears colorful costumes, dances good and is aptly supported by Robo Shankar. Kajal Agarwal is just there while it is a good entry for Vijay Yesudas as one of the villains. Everyone else does a neat job in this movie that has little space to act.The Team
Director Balaji Mohan did a great job with his first movie and the next but Maari is a purely Dhanush show. The director hardly has any mark to leave and it is a movie made for the mass masala lovers. The B and C center flick is aptly supported by Anirudh's loud BGM and Om Prakash's camera.
Maari is for Dhanush fans who love him a lot and colorful entertainers. Don't expect much of a story or logic in this film designed to be mindless entertainment.
Bottom line – It's a decent watch at the theaters because of Dhanush's presence and its music.
Certified Fresh – Yes!
Stars – 3.25/5