After dishing out a movie with a gripping plot(Thadaiyara Thaakka), director Magizh Thirumeni is back with Meaghamann in which Arya plays the lead. Meaghamann had created some excitement prior to its release. Now that the movie has hit the silver screen, has it managed to keep its viewer excited throughout? Continue to read our review to know the answer.
Well, to be honest, The movie does keep its audience hooked to
it but unfortunately fails to keep it going throughout. The movie
does have an interesting plot despite not being new to Kollywood
and is executed well by the director. It however, could have been
made grippier had the director stuck to his intriguing
Shiva(Arya) and his colleague cum friend Chandra(Ramana) are two
young cops who are on a precarious undercover operation to stop a
drug mafia by tearing the mask of a person who they think is the
brain behind all illegal activities carried by the mafia
While Shiva tries to gain the confidence of Jothi, the main
antagonist, Chandra does the same in a different group led by
Sharma, a cop turned gangster. Chandra fails to keep his true
identity in the dark as he gets caught by Sharma and also lets the
cat out of his bag by revealing Arya's real identity as
What happens to these two policemen? Do they stop the most
dreaded mafia despite giving away their true identity or do they
succumb without accomplishing their mission forms the crux of this
For a movie like Meaghamann, Arya's character could've
been more nimble-footed but the hero has been made to use both
brain and brawn which Arya has done effectively enough. Ashutosh
Rana, the main antagonist does not look convincing enough to pull
off an intimidating role. Supporting actors have delivered decent
If you are wondering if there is a female lead in the movie, the
answer is a resounding yes but only for namesake. One might feel
that Meaghamann could've been a film without a female lead
for Hansika has
been used only in songs which in fact acts as a speed breaker
hindering the pace of the film. There are tons of other Indian
movies which has a gripping tale spoilt by unnecessary romantic
songs and Meaghamann is one among them.
and background music is a touch below average. The only saving
grace is the theme music which is rightly used quite a few times.
Sathish Kumar's cinematography gives a stylish look to the movie
and is effective in all stunt sequences.
Editor Srikanth has done a decent job in keeping the movie crisp
however, some ordinary screenplay fails to support an interesting
plot which otherwise would've turned this movie into an edge of the
seat entertainer throughout.
Though Meaghamann gets predictable at the end and doesn't enthral you for 2 hours and 20 minutes, it has enough in it to make your weekend interesting.