An impartial review of moving images from a cinema lover.
- by Kannan Vijayakumar
MUPPOZHUDUM UN KARPANAIGAL FILM REVIEW
Muppozhudum Un Karpanaigal (2012)
Director: Elfred Kumar
Casts: Adharva, Amala Paul
Music: G.V. Prakash Kumar
Genre: Romantic Thriller
From the trailer of MUK, one can simply guess
that the film is a sleekly made thriller about an obsessive lover. Yes
it is but the actual film suffers the same ‘Style over Substance’ fate
where breath-taking cinematography, mesmerising music and dashing lead
pairs are thrown into a half-baked content.
The film’s starts
off very abruptly and till the interval, moves quite fast. In fact the
first half’s set up seems to be relatively interesting only to make way
for feeble pay offs at the second half. The suspense they tried to
anticipate at the first half is very predictable and unfortunately, the
whole film travels in same old foreseeable format. Ram killing and
slashing people as he likes is an amateurish thought and the police
forgiving him is more painstaking to watch. The flash back is quite
thoughtful but does not blend with the story. The film ends in a forced
way before we can feel the ‘love’ the makers
have tried to instil in the audience. The dialogues shine at parts but
only if the screenplay had been better, it could have stamped more
Adharva has improved a lot from his first film and his hard
work is evident. Amala Paul shines as a bankable star while Jayaprakash
utilizes his restrained character well. But one could feel these fine
line up of casts are quite wasted.
Shakthi’s camera works have
worked marvellously well with interesting angles. On the other hand,
G.V. Prakash’s BGMs are not strong as usual but scored in the
soundtracks with ‘Oru Murai’ and ‘Sokku Podi’.
All said, a point to note is that MUK was released with 15-20 censorship cuts which have further distorted the film.
Moreover the original director of the film, Ganesh was replaced few
days later from the shoot by producer, Elfred Kumar and we might never
know, what the real idea of the film too.
Verdict: Muppozhudum Un Karpanaigal is a visual treat but other than that, a forgettable journey.
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