Maaveran Cast: Sivakarthikeyan, Aditi Shankar, Sunil, Saritha, Mysskin, Yogi Babu, Moneesha Blessy
Edited by Philomin Raj
Cinematography by Vidhu Ayyanna
Music by Bharath Shankar
Written & Directed by Madonne Ashwin
Produced by Arun Viswa
Maaveran Rating: 2.5/5
Maaveran is the new movie from ever-growing and glowing Sivakarthikeyan. The actor has been able to entertain with his comedy movies and seriously looking to deliver more variety of genre films. Maaveran released as Mahaveerudu in Telugu and Ravi Teja gave voice to “Mahaveerudu”. Madonne Ashwin impressed many with his debut and trailer showcased very innovative idea. Let’s discuss about Maaveran movie, now.
Maaveeran deals with a coward rising to become a Super-hero. Satya(Sivakarthikeyan) fears about his life. He wants to adjust and not hurt anyone. His mother(Saritha) believes in voicing out her frustration. Satya fears because his father used to be a revolutionary and his death has induced this fear in him. He is a shadow cartoonist who continues Maaveeran stories and hopes to get a good job in a popular newspaper.
He meets Sub-Editor Nila/ Chandra(Aditi Shankar). She gets him the job of cartoonist. But his fear to confront frustrates his mother when he doesn’t confront molester of his sister. During the time, he decides to commit suicide but Maaveeran within him saves him. He has to keep listening to him to survive against the Minister Jeyakodi/ Jayasurya(Mysskin). Can he overcome his cowardice to become Maaveran? Watch the movie.
Maaveeran is one of those movies that brings innovation to cliched story of coward becoming a hero. The premise is excellently explored by the director in the first half. Director Madonne Ashwin impresses us with his clarity of thought in writing and balancing things between a person who can but doesn’t want to react or revolt. But he serves everything in the first hour and then keeps meandering around the same thing in the second hour. The idea’s novelty wears out as the cliches come in and make it another “hero” film told in a novel way. Maaveean needed some more stuff that feels fresh and innovative in the second hour. Had it provided us with such elements, it would’ve been a must watch.
Sivakarthikeyan is growing more as a performer. His screen presence has improved from his first films and he is now a bonafied star. His performance as Satya is highlight for this movie. He actually carries the second half and makes it plausible. Saritha is a delight to watch on screen and Aditi Shankar is decent. Mysskin terrified in few scenes and shots but his character needed much better writing. Bharat Shankar songs are good and BGM is appropriate enough. On the whole, you can give this movie a try for the performances and concept.
Cliches take over second hour
Tries hard to balance “star” and actor
Drags a bit too much
Maaveeran Bottom-line: Novel Concept Cliched ending!
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