Muthuramalingam review: Cannot be even recommended to our worst enemy!
The blame for this film rests squarely with its makers
Wednesday 1 March 2017
Gautham Karthik, Priya Anand
Gautham Karthik's Muthuramalingam may have worked about twenty-five years ago. Perhaps the plot may not have felt like such a stretch, but today it just seems like the product of a mind stuck in a time warp. The editing pattern, immature manner in which violence is portrayed, b-grade glam sequences, caste glorification, over the top performances and loud dialogues cannot be even recommended to our worst enemy!
Mookiah Thevar (Napolean ) is a respected village head and a master in the martial arts ‘Silambam’. Inspired by Mookaiah, Muthuramalingam (Gautham Karthik) also shows great passion and becomes an expert in Silambam that he along with a group of students get trained under his dad.
As an unexpected entry, a cop demands Mookaiah Thevar to surrender for the fight broke out between Muthuramalingam and a rival gang. Mookiah Thevar gets humiliated in front of local people as the cop drags him out by holding his mustache. The incident multiplies the anger of Muthuramalingam, who chops off the cop’s hand and hangs it on a tree.
Immediately the news spread out and the state police department appoints Ashok Pandian to catch Muthuramalingam. What happens next is a plodding cat and mouse game…
A reasonable question which we would like to ask is how such gory blood sheds and sleaze glamour sequences involving Priya Anand escaped from censor board officials, who have given ‘U’ certificate for the film. Considering the number of violence happening against women, filmmakers should stop portraying heroines as school girls to bring out the cute factor and actresses must also be more responsible. The film is below par in all departments including Ilaiayaraaja’s songs and background score.
Having said that, the blame for this film rests squarely with its makers. You have to wonder how it qualifies as entertainment of any sort?
Muthuramalingam review - Verdict: Avoid