Mafia : Style & swag

When he came out with Dhruvangal Pathinaru, he was called the next-gen filmmaker. The movie with an intriguing plot and technical finesse made it big. However, he suffered a setback in his next Naragasooran that is still to see the light of the day. However, came his next Mafia. And director Karthick Naren has proved that he is no one film wonder. A stylish action-packed drug dealer story, the movie is glossy and stylish. The scenes are so stylish that at places it takes over the story and script.

Backed by a big production house like Lyca, the director seems to have enough freedom to capture his thoughts in grand. Arun Vijay plays the lead while there is a surprise in Priya Bhavani Shankar playing a different role. And there is impeccable actor Prasanna donning the role of antagonist.

Cast: Arun Vijay, Priya Bhavani Shankar, Prasanna
Direction: Karthick Naren
Production: Allirajah Subaskaran
Music: Jakes Bejoy
Cinematography: Gokul Benoy
Editing: Sreejith Sarang

Run Time: 1 hour 49 minutes

What’s There

We have seen films on drug cartels much in Hollywood. Kartick Naren takes it up to deliver it in his won style. Tisum up, the movie is a simple cat and mouse game between a narcotics officer and a posh and suave drug dealer.

  • Arun Vijay as a police officer delivers it aplomb with his body language.
  • Prasanna is no far behind. With his stylish look and cool body language delivers the best. He literally steals the show.
  • And there is Priya Bhavani Shankar as Arun Vijay’s sidekick who does contribute her best.
  • Jakes Bejoy’s music is apt for the story
  • Editing by Sreejith Sarang makes it crisp.


The filmmaker has resolved to make every frame look stylish and glossy. Even the encounter between the good and baddie is colorful. However, in doing so, he has lost the pace. The movie proceeds at a leisurely pace in most places. But Karthick Naren can be appreciated for thinking new and executing his conviction to perfection on screen.


Score [rating=3]