Ramachandran (Atharva) a Chennai based software engineer comes to Bangalore for a project work and meets Charu (Amala) and he develops one-sided love.
Charu treats him as a good friend and cares for him when his mother, to whom he is very attached, dies. Ram decides to confess his love on the day their project is presented but fate intervenes and he loses Charu.
Now, Lata (Amala) who is the CEO of Ramís company returns from US and then the twist happens. Confused? So are the audiences, till the plot starts unfolding and the love story slowly turns into a psychological thriller.
The love scene between Atharva and Amala, is aesthetically shot but the key problem with MUK is that it can't decide if it wants to be a edgy thriller or a commercial potboiler with all the mass ingredients. How else do you explain logical loopholes in the story and the long winded scenes of Ramís childhood?
Despite its hiccups, MUK works as a suspenseful thriller, sucking you into its drama even though you may have figured out where the story is going. Refer to that terrific interval block where you're undeniably hooked. Too many songs that pop up, play speed breakers.
Among the lead actors hero Atharva approaches his role with an unmatched fervor. Whether it's beefing up for the part, or oozing that schoolboy charm, he is good but has miles to go in the histrionics department and voice modulation.
Amala renders an effortless act while Santhanam is there is provide the one-liners. Jayaprakash is his affable self, while Anupama Kumar as Ramís mother is good. The music by GV Prakash is peppy and adds to the ambience.
Hereís another time pass entertainer and we recommend you to catch it at a late evening show with a bucket of popcorn.
Verdict: Above Average