The review needs some finest introduction as it boasts of whole lot of specialties. The film arrives from the most acclaimed producers of big hits Vinnaithaandi Varuvaaya and Ko. Today, it’s a special occasion as the production house has couple of releases in Tamil and Hindi each. While Gautham Vasudev Menon’s Ek Deewana Tha is receiving mixed reports there, Muppozhudhum Un Karpanaigal
is sure to great welcome in all centres.
Well, the title should have given a clear view that it’s gonna be a beautiful love story. But again, glimpse through the title again and you’ll get a different view after watching the film. Muppozhudhum Un Karpanaigal – I dream about you is a roller-coaster thriller in parts with equal proportions of romance, glamour and comedy. Fine! The film carries minute traces of Ilayathalapathy Vijay’s Kannaukkul Nizhavu, where the protagonist is taken by some misconceptions on his imagination.
The film marks the debut of producer Eldred Kumar as a director and his writing is really brilliant that it keeps the audiences focussed on the screens throughout the show. To be precise, you won’t get distracted even for a scene. It is worth mentioning that Eldred Kumar has been a part of script team in almost all the movies he has produced and his work is appreciable here.
The first half moves with some suspense that it has all entertainment quotients in right blend. The film revolves around Ramachandran aka Ram (Atharva), who holds a prominent position in an IT company. Though Latha (Amala Paul) hails from a rich family in USA and daughter of Kingpin in IT Empire, she comes to India for establishing her potentials on own strength. During a special project competition, the two come as a team to work on a project to create software to prevent the radiation generated from Radioactive machines and instruments to prevent the human race from hazardous diseases. Everything goes fine and they start sharing special likeliness for each other. But story takes a different turn when she goes missing and Ram chases a bunch of baddies as Charu had some problems with her.
Breaking more will become a spoiler and it’s a roller-coaster ride from now with intense romance and action.
It’s all about performances of actors and directorial skills of Eldred Kumar. Atharva might be just 2-films old, but his performance is completely unmatchable to his debut film Baana Kaathadi. He has improvised a lot and lot. Doubtlessly, he is sure to make big time and with Bala’s project ready to strike, this guy has a promising career here now. This should have been his debut movie.
His body language, emotions conveyed through eyes, suiting apt to the role of sophisticated IT chap is extraordinary. Ditto to Amala Paul, who has worked a lot and put up more efforts to get her role well sketched. Atharva’s dancing skills gets us awestruck. To be precise, this film is more like Shankar’s Jeans for Prashanth. Santhanam’s comedy tracks are so enjoyable and his take on IT professionals is a real fun. Watch out for his lines – INAIKKU PAENJA MALAILA MULACHA KAALANTHAANA NEENGA.
Cinematography is top-notching and it’s far beyond excellence with the visuals of Las Vegas. Eldred Kumar deserves all praises for spending good amount of money for best effects. G.V. Prakash rocks with songs and especially the background score. Mazhai Poliyum is loosely replicated from a song in Ranbir Kapoor-Priyanka Chopra starrer Anjana Anjani.
Muppozhudhum Un Karpanaigal will Atharva a position in the nominations for Best Actor 2011. This is a perfect film that will keep the audiences engaged from beginning till end.
What works: Brilliant performances of actors, Visuals, screenplay, Music, Cinematography
What doesn’t work: Nothing specific to mention except few confusing moments in first half.
Verdict: Go watch it...
Production: RS Infotainment
Direction: Eldred Kumar
Star-casts: Atharva, Amala Paul, Santhanam and others
Music: G.V. Prakash
Review by Richard Mahesh
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