Vaibhav Reddy has been part of some interesting projects in the
recent years. Not only in Tamil, he has also featured in some
Telugu projects. Now, the budding star is returning with Damaal
There is no big name in the cast or crew. But people have expectations from this film too, as films made with minimal budget and young team in the recent years have impressed Tamil audience.
Damaal Dumeel is directed by Shree and produced by CJ Jayakumar.
Sayaji Shinde, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Charle, Manobala, Venkat and
others are in the cast. It has Edwin Sakay's cinematography and S
Thaman's music. Now, let us see what the film has to offer. Read on
for the movie review...
Damaal Dumeel is a neatly made comedy thriller. In spite of
losing grip on screenplay at parts, the director has written an
engaging flick. Notable point is that the film gives you an
experience of watching Hollywood films. Like English films, it is
short and up to the point. No beating-around-the-bush kind of
Manikandan changes his name to Moneykandan to change his
fortunes. He works in a software firm and earns a good money. He
has a sister for whom he is in search of a good boy from a
dignified family. The hero also has a girlfriend (Remya Nambeesan)
and he could not have asked for a better life than this! When
everything appear like going smooth, the story takes a
The recession forces his company to sack him from the job and
suddenly his life is changed. But his life becomes more complex
when he finds a box, which has five crore rupees in it. There are
two parties behind and it belongs to Ilavarasu (Kota Srinivas Rao)
and Kamatchi Sundaram (Sayaji Shinde). Continue reading the
review on the slideshow...
Initially, Moneykandan thoughts of leaving the country with the
money. But soon he realises that it is not possible. Now, it is a
triangular game for the money. What happens next is the interesting
part of the story.
Biggest Plus Point
The biggest plus point of Damaal Dumeel is its run
time, which is close to two hours. The pace of the story adds value
to the project.
The thrilling story is backed with occasional comedies. In
total, the young director has written a wonderful story.
Well, Damaal Dumeel has its own share of drawbacks. The
huge disappointment for audience is its climax, which is a big let
down. Adding to it woes, the stereotype scenes at parts doesn't fit
Vaibhav is truly growing as an actor and you could see those
signs in Damaal Dumeel. His sense of humour will be
Ramya Nambeesan doesn't have a big role but her character has
Others like Kota Srinivasa Rao and Sayaji Shinde have done
justice to their roles. Their side-kicks are impressive.
Technically, the film has song good songs. 'Dumeel' and 'Saga
saga' are our picks. Background score by Imman is good.
Edwin Sakay's cinematography is neat and Paramesh Krishna's
editing stands out of all technical departments.
Verdict: Damaal Dumeel is yet another well-made
thriller by the young team. Watch it if you are a fan of this