Vimal, Lakshmi Menon and Rajkiran starrer Manja Pai has
hit the screens today (June 6). It is releasing along with Prakash
Raj's prestigous project Un Samayal Arayil.
Sargunam's former associate Naveen Raghavan is making his directorial debut with Manja Pai. It has NR Raghunanthan's music and Masani's cinematography with Deva's editing. There is a decent hype for the movie as it is made by N Lingusamy's banner Thirupathi Brothers. Let's see what the young team has to offer. Follow the review to know it...
The title Manja Pai, which means yellow bag, takes us
back to 60s when the modern-day plastic bags were not in use.
Today, many won't even remember about the earlier bags, which was
popular in those days. This change in the lifestyle is reflecting
in man's relationships and the movie tries to tell this. All man
require today is money.
Manja Pai tells the story of a grandfather and
grandchild played by Rajkiran and Vimal. The story is told with
lots of sentimental scenes. The grandpa comes to Chennai to his
grandson's house, who is working in an IT company. But oldman's
mannerisms doesn't go well with their neighbours and it causes huge
embarssment to Vimal.
In short, Manja Pai tells about a villager's sincerity
and honesty along with his large-heartedness and the city people's
unsympathetic and only-concerned-about-us behaviour. Lakshmi Menon
will be seen in the role of an ophthalmologist.
The young director has tried to depict the grandfather-grandson
relationship and also throw light on the way how people, who is
living in city, treat their counterparts from rural places.
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Manjapai has a decent subject and the biggest strength
of the movie is the emotional scenes between the grandfather and
Where The Movie Went Wrong?
But the execution is bad. The screenplay lacks life and its
badly loses grip at most of the parts.
The highlight of Manjapai is none other than Rajkiran,
who has come out with brillaint performance. His scenes with Vimal
work big time and the latter too has done justice to his role. But
Lakshmi Menon is a big let down.
Technically, Raghunanthan's music is decent and background score
is better. Masani's cinematography gets passing marks and Deva's
editing is okay.
Verdict: Watch Manjapai to enjoy the performance of