Starring: Dhanush, Richa Gangopadhyay
Music: G.V. Prakash Kumar
Production: Gemini Film Circuit
Sachin Tendulkar might have missed his 100th century today. But Mayakkam Enna is almost a ton from Selvaraghavan. The director, who has for the fourth time tied up with his younger brother Dhanush in Mayakkam Enna (after Thulluvadho Ilamai, Kadhal Konden and Pudupettai), has tracked an emotional journey in his own unique style.
Brilliantly conceived, neatly written and well shot, Mayakkam Enna is an important movie of Tamil cinema, at least in the recent times. The film which deals with the emotions of human beings (like most movies of Selva), belongs to its own genre as it cannot be classified under any other category.
Karthik Subramaniam (Dhanush) is a freelance photographer, whose only ambition in life is to become an assistant to Madhesh Krishnaswamy (Ravi Prasad), a world renowned wildlife photographer.
In the meantime, Karthik has his own set of friends whom he meet on regular intervals.During one such meeting, Karthik is introduced to Yamini (Richa Gangopadhyay), who is the girlfriend of one of his friends Sundar (Sundar). Karthik and Yamini don't gel with each other as there ideas are different.
But soon, things start changing and opposite poles attract. What follows is an emotional journey, which conveys a message 'Follow your heart'.
The film is no doubt a milestone in the career of Dhanush, for the actor in him is out in full form. No wonder if another National Award is presented to him for his performance in this movie, where he beautifully brings out various emotions- joy, pain, guiltiness, anger and what not.
Richa Gangopadhyay is a welcome debut in Tamil cinema and is here to stay if she selects right films. Others in the cast fit the bill well.
G V Prakash Kumar's music, songs as well as background score, add immense strength to Selvaraghavan's script. So is cinematography by Ramji. His lens has apparently traveled on the shoulders of Selva to shoot all his ideas. Kola Bhaskar's editing is crisp and neat.
On the flip side, though the movie is crisp and fresh, there lies some lagging, especially towards the beginning of the second half. Looks like the director has got some confusion as to how the proceed the movie. But this one loophole can't stop from enjoying Mayakkam Enna, which is a relief from run of the mill stuff. Vote for Mayakkam Enna if you are ready to support quality stuff.
Mayakkam Enna - Good show