We often see movies based on trafficking mainly to show us the way the trade works and to connect with us emotionally. Well, the latest flick on this subject Vidiyum Munn stands quite different by not following the traditional way as it avoids cliches. Newbie Balaji K Kumar presents a well-written suspense thriller that engages its viewers from the word go.
Balaji K Kumar has taken inspiration from Hollywood flick London to Brighton for his debut movie Vidiyum Munn. Like many, the director too fails to give credit to the original version. Nonetheless, he has tweaked the story with all the native sensibilities to cater the local audience. The end result is that the Tamil flick has turned out to be a best crime thrillers in the recent history.
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Rekha (Pooja), a prostitute, runs away with 12-year old Nandini (Malavika Manikuttan) after making a big mistake. Pimp played by Amarendran has been given 24-hour deadline to find them out and failing to produce them in the given time may cost his life.
Cast in the same mould of recent thrillers like Pizza and Yuddham Sei, the suspense part in Vidiyum Munn perfectly holds the suspense part to the end. The twist and turns keep you hooked through a minimal characters. Audience will not forget to appreciate the climax and the thrilling parts in the Tamil flick.
Balaji K Kumar brings in his Hollywood experience to his script. The director, who had earlier made English thriller Nine Lives of Mara, gives a presentation that is tried and tested in the west. Well, that doesn't mean that all is well in Vidiyum Munn. The main problem in the screenplay is the slow narration and the length of the flick is a worrying part as he makes you to sit for above two hours. Continue reading the review on the slideshow...
Vidiyum Munn Script
Balaji's grip over the screenplay cannot be underestimated over the length factor. He focuses only on the plot and never wastes time to explain the circumstances that led Rekha to turn a hooker.
A Few Characters
The underlining part of the story is that there are not much characters in Vidiyum Munn and it mainly runs around Rekha and Nandini.
Pooja Umashankar has done a brilliant job, but it is child artiste Malavika, who steals the show. John Vijay, despite giving you occasional laughs, is irritating at parts. Vinoth Kishan impresses you in the role of a baddie.
Girishh Gopalakrishnan gets full marks for his hypnotic tracks. His background score is good. Sivakumar Vijayan's cinematography is apt. Sathyaraj's editing is good, but he could have done a better job given the fact that the movie is a bit lengthy.
All in all, Vidiyum Munn is an astonishing thriller, which could be best enjoyed by a true cinema fan than regular audience, who love commercial movies.