Amidst cliched masala movies being churned out these days with the hero being portrayed as a one-man army on a revenge mode, it takes a producer like Prakashraj and director Radha Mohan to come up with a 'different film.' It must be said they have come together to reassure genuine film-lovers that all hopes are not lost with a quality offering in Mozhi.
The two share a good rapport and Azhagiya Theeyae can be termed a starter. Continuing with the good run, the duo have put together a stirring tale.
Quite contrary to the title, the movie dwells on silence. The story is woven around a deaf and dumb girl (Jothika). With just a handful of characters, Radha Mohan has come up with engrossing fare sure to appeal to the audience.
Jothika has taken up a challenging role and done a neat job. Her decision to call it quits after Mozhi is indeed a loss to Tamil filmdom. Easy and natural in displaying emotions, she has brought out wonderfully the pain and mental agony of physically challenged persons.
A smart-looking Prithviraj plays a young musician, who falls in love with Jothika at first sight. His Tamil diction with a Malayalam accent is very catchy.
Prakashraj plays Prithvi's friend and his character has been etched in a humorous way. Swarnamalya as Jothika's friend is impressive.
Karthick (Prithviraj) and Vijayakumar (Prakashraj) are fun-loving musicians, whose lives take a turn after they come across Archana (Jothika) and her friend Sheela (Swarnamalya).
Karthick develops a liking for Archana and it is up to Vijayakumar and Sheela to make it work.
Archana's none-too-happy past makes her hate men. Do they come together forms the climax.
M S Baskar and Brahmanandham deserve special mention for their performances.
Giving the director Radha Mohan good company is Vidyasagar. The music director has enlivened up the proceedings with hummable melodies.
At many places he has conveyed the essence of silence with his music.
On the whole, Mozhi speaks a thousand words but silently.