Review: Meyadha Maan - Romance and bromance

By M Bharat Kumar Published on Oct 19, 2017 04:49 PM IST

Making a movie out of a short film is the latest trend in Tamil cinema. Quite a few have gone on to become hits. Joining the list is Meyadha Maan.

Inspired by director Rathna Kumar’s own work Madhu comes Meyadha Maan. A rom-com that revolves around a youngster on one-sided love is interspersed with humour and emotional moments.

It also throws light on brother-sister sentiment and friendship. Produced by Karthik Subbaraj’s Stone Bench Films, the movie stars Vaibhav, Priya Bhavani Shankar, Vivek Prasanna, Indhuja and Arun Prasath, among others.

Music is by Pradeep Kumar and Santosh Narayanan. The director has worked on the life and culture in north Chennai well. The Gaana culture and bonding between youngsters in the area are well brought out on screen.

People call Murali (Vaibhav) 'Idhayam' Murali for he keeps his love for his classmate Madhumitha (Priya Bhavani Shankar) close to his heart and never reveals it to her.

One fine morning, coming to know that her marriage has been arranged with an NRI, he decides to take the extreme step. Shocked by his act, his friends take the help of Madhumitha. But fate has other plans. What happens in their lives and will the couple come together form the crux of the story.

Vaibhav shoulders the major burden well. He fits the role of a north Chennai youth to T. His body language and dialogue delivery are the highlight.

His role as a youngster who runs a music troupe in north Chennai has been written well. Priya Bhavani Shankar is a welcome addition to cinema. After leaving her mark in small screen, she is here to makes a good start to her career in Tamil cinema.

A newcomer, Indhuja (Sudarvizhi) as Vaibhav’s sister is a good find. Vivek Prasanna impresses as Vaibhav’s friend.

Vidhu Ayyanna’s camera captures north Chennai in a different light while editing by Shafique Mohammad Ali is crisp. All said, Meyadha Maan is a breezy entertainer with moments to make you laugh.