Mookuthi Amman- An enjoyable fun ride

Mookuthi Amman

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Critic's Rating: 4/5

Saturday 14 November 2020

Movie Title

Mookuthi Amman- An enjoyable fun ride


RJ Balaji and Saravanan

Star Cast

Nayanthara, RJ Balaji, Urvashi, Ajay Gosh, Mouli

Hollywood's Morgan Freeman to our own Prakash Raj, has played contemporary Gods in cinema. In Mookuthi Amman, Nayanthara plays a beautiful Goddess who speaks spirituality and asks people not to believe in fake godmen who declare themselves as God-sent messengers. The film also talks about the superstitions, problems in middle-class families and asks several questions on our understanding of God.

Engels Ramasamy(RJ Balaji) is a hardworking local TV journalist who worked hard for nearly six years in reporting the scam spearheaded by a Godman named Baghavathy Baba(Ajay Gosh). Baba is planning to take away 11,000 acres of land near Nagercoil for his Ashram with the help of the Government officials and politicians. Ramasamy is the only breadwinner of his family compromising his innocent mother, three younger sisters, and a grandad. Ramasamy's dad absconded long back and they have no idea about his whereabouts. What happens when Ramasamy's Kula Deivam, Mookuthi Amman appears in front of him? He tries to use God's presence to solve his professional and personal life.

The first half of the film is a laugh riot and entertaining from the word go. Compared to LKG, Mookuthi Amman looks grand and to-the-point in most of the scenes. RJ Balaji has come a long way as an actor and scores well in the emotional scenes here. Nayanthara as the majestic and sensible Goddess is an apt casting and she has elevated many scenes with her impeccable screen presence and body language. She is presented as a mass hero and is the biggest highlight of the film.

Urvashi who moved us emotionally in Soorarai Pottru tickles our funny bones with her incredible comic timing, she is a rockstar and Mookuthi Amman is yet another proof of her expertise in handling both emotional and comedy scenes. However, Ajay Gosh comes across as a caricature and some of his scenes in TV debate portions look artificial and over the top. In the second half, the social commentator RJ Balaji comes into action and conveys the much-needed message.

Technically, Dinesh Krishnan has done commendable work while Girish's music is passable. Balaji could've worked a little bit in the second half but having said that, he knows the taste of the audience and delivered a film that would satisfy the appetite of the masses.

Overall, Mookuthi Amman is an entertaining, comical take on the superstitions and the ongoing religious politics in the country.

Verdict: Timepass entertainer

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