Experimental movies have become a latest trend in Tamil film industry. Movies like Soodhu Kavvum, Pizza, Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom and Neram have managed to impress the moviegoers even with an unknown lead cast.
The plot revolves around four unemployed youths - Naveen, Vellaisamy, Sentrayan and Kuberan who land in the same jail for minor offense and become friends. After their release from the jail, few undesirable circumstances force them to join hands for a robbery.
The film is essentially about the acquaintance of four random guys who are down on their luck and their attempt to strike gold overnight. The rest of the story builds on a series of unexpected events and parallel topics that factor into their heist.
Verdict: Moodar Koodam will definitely need your patience, but give it a shot because it is dark, different, serious, silly and an attempt which should be encouraged.
After Nalan Kumarasamy (Soodhu Kavvum), it is now director Naveen, a former associate of director Pandiraj, who makes his directorial debut with a Tamil black comedy titled Moodar Koodam.
The film is jointly produced by Pandiraj’s Pasanga Productions and White Shadows Productions. Newcomer Natarajan Sankaran has composed the music for the film, while Tony Chan is the cinematographer.
Comedy and satire are beautifully interwoven in Moodar Koodam with excellent support from all the cast. The only negative in the film is the number of characters and incidents incorporated into the film, creating an overdose of everything.