- Story, Screenplay and Director: Lokesh Kanagaraj
- Editor: Philomin Raj
- Music: Javed Riaz
- Cast: Sundeep Kishan, Shri, Regina Cassandra, Charle, Ramdoss, Madhusoodan.
Cast: Sundeep Kishan, Shri, Regina Cassandra, Madhusudhan, Charle, Ramdoss, Madhusoodan.
Once after the amazing victory of Maaya’, Potential Studios banner have come out with the their next film through a team of fresh talents organized by the debut director Lokesh Kanagaraj, where is Maanagaram film which keeps the audience engrossed, right from the title card to end credits, as an evidently described hyperlink thriller through multiple characters at diverse situations, interconnecting with each other.
Shri is a gentle hearted youngster from a tiny town near Trichy, in recent times relocated to Chennai for an IT job by lucrative pay. Regina Cassandra is the IT professional and she is being pursued by her college mate (Sundeep Kishan), a courageous and a strong young man with a social concern.
The further similarly vital characters are a migrant taxi driver (Charlie) who has come to Chennai for the treatment of his ailing son, a corrupt police officer, a small gang of ruthless robbers, a misfit in that gang (Ramdoss) and a powerful mafia gang leader (Madhusudhanan).
Maanagaram’, is set out and out in Chennai is almost how these characters get affected through each other surrounded by a short period of this fast-paced urban life.
The scriptwriters (Lokesh), as well as the Editor (Philomin Raj), have functioned in tandem to make sure that the narration is even and clear. Sharp dialogues (Lokesh) by way of sporadic humour truthful visuals (DOP-Selvakumar SK) which depict the day and night life in Chennai, make certain that the viewers are occupied throughout and adequately entertained. There is not any dull moment, exclusive of a song or two which comes inside the flow of narration.
The songs are to hear which is been scored by Javed Riaz’s. The background score apart from improving the thrill factor declares the arrival of a talented youngster who is well fitted out in playing by sounds along with silence.
Selvakumar’s cinematography is well-ordered all over (barring excessive lighting in a particular night scene) and Philomin Raj’s Editing is whole for a complex narration. Stunt choreography by Anbariv is accurate and impactful.
Finally ‘Maanagaram’ is the must watch meticulously fascinating thriller through the right mix of emotions in addition to a realistic take on life in the metropolitan city of Chennai.
Movie Rating: 3.5 out of 5