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 success of these movies has motivated the debutant director Naveen to script Moodar Koodam.
As the title suggests, Moodar Koodam is the story of a group of fools, which is made on the theory of Gautham Buddha, "It's better well to travel well than to arrive." 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. They decide to rob Bhaktavatsalan, who is Vellaisamy's uncle, and to settle down in life.
A series of unexpected events that happens while they attempt to rob the rich man seems a little unbelievable, but is still hilarious. There are more twists in the story, which you must witness while you watch the film. Moodar Koodam is like a meal fresh out of oven. It doesn't stink of staleness, is tasty and easily digestible!
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Female Lead Performance
Oviya, who plays the female lead in the movie is kept out of the fools group. She does not have much scope in the script.
Unlike several Tamil films that are dependent on Santhanam these days, Sendrayan comes as an unrefined guy and his mannerisms are interesting at times in the movie.
The veteran actor Jayaprakash and Anupama Kumar have given a good support for the new faces. There are far too many characters in the film, but it is the meeting of these characters at regular intervals that keeps us away from boredom.
Naveen, a former assistant to director Pandiraj, has handled a very different genre. He must be appreciated for having a clear vision of what he wanted to make as the end product.
Few songs are used to narrate the flashbacks in the movie. Natarajan Shankar's music are not the usual foot tapping numbers. Song 'Nila Nila odi vaa' is an interesting remix song.
The slow pace in the second half is the only drawback in the movie. Moodar Koodam is a must watch if you love black comedy.