Mannar Vagaiyara Review
Mannar Vagaiyara entertains to some extent with its subtle combination of comedy, sentiment, and the rural masala, but fails to create an impact.
It has been a while since we have seen Vimal on screen in proper form. With Mannar Vagaiyara he is back with his usual rural, easy going guy look in a character named Madhiyalagan.
He is a student who has completed law and is waiting for his results. Madhi and his brother (Karthik Kumar) fall in love with sisters Ilayarani and Kalairani, played by Kayal Anandhi and Chandini respectively.
Anandhi’s character is much of a cool college girl and she neatly fits the role. She also contributes to the comedy of the film to certain extent.
Madhi and his brother belong to a reputable family. Ilayarani and Kalairani belong to a big shot family of a different community.
So there comes the caste war – what else could we expect?
Kalairani’s family decides to marry her to a person from the same community. Upon hearing this Madhi’s brother commits suicide.
This naturally creates a deep impact in Madhi’s life. Prabhu and Saranya Ponvannan play Madhi’s parents and they contribute a lot to the senti feel of the movie.
Now Madhi fights back by stopping Kalairani’s marriage. What happens forms the rest of the story.
As you can see, the movie has adopted a handy template that will fit the bill for any rural commercial film.
The screenplay is somewhat pacy but as with most tamil movies, the placement of songs are a big let down.
Robo Shankar does a great job by delivering timely dialogues to kindle the audience and his comedy works out really well. In fact his comedy makes the first half move with much ease.
The stunt sequences could have been given a bit more reality – they are bluntly cinematic and do not create any impact.
Songs are decent and go well with the genre.
Overall, Mannar Vagaiyara is a family drama with a rural template. The story revolves around two families of different communities.
The movie entertains to some extent with its subtle combination of comedy, sentiment, and the rural masala, but fails to create an impact.
Oh, and watch out for Big Boss Julie’s cameo towards the end.