Mundasupatti has been creating a
positive noise on social media sites. The team's strategy to ask
people to upload a picture of their own and convert them into one
with a big moustache and turban of 1980s style has gone well with
netizens. This, indeed, helped movie generate a kind of curiosity
in the minds of audience.
Vishnu and Nandhita starrer movie is directed by Ram Kumar and produced by CV Kumar, who has churned out a few good low-budget movies in the recent history. It has Sean Roldan's music and PV Shankar's cinematography. Mundasupatti was a short movie, which has now been made a full-length commercial entertainer by the same director.
The story takes back to 1947 when a British man comes to
Mundasupatti village to capture the natural beauty. The curious
once gets clicked but unfortunately a few of them die with an
epidemic hitting the village. The innocent villagers assume that
being photographed took those lives and they develop a kind of fear
and hatred towards photography.
Now, the story takes us to 1982 and the belief of people on
camera has not changed yet. Photographer Gopi (Vishnu) comes to
this village on an assignment. Kaali Venkat plays his side-kick.
They own the studio named Hollywood Studio and the fun begins.
Nandhita plays Gopi's love interest and it is love at first sight
Director Ram Kumar has tried to neatly packed the movie with
comedy sequences at regular intervals. The first half is full of
entertainement even though some scenes are repetitive. The phase
picks up just before the interval. The second half is better and
keeps audience engaged. The drawback of the Tamil movie is the love
portions of the lead actors. It is almost life less and it doesn't
help the storyline in anyway. Continue reading the
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The biggest strength of Mundasupatti is the comedy
part. There are some well-written scenes, which will be loved by
all section of audience. Newcomer Ram Kumar could have try to bust
the villagers' myths to make Mundasupatti an interesting
But the director came up with some poor sub-plots, which could
probably play spoilsport. However, the setting is perfect and the
director has ensured to give authentic feel to it. From costumes to
lifestyle, he gets full marks.
Vishnu has once again chosen a good subject. His performance is
neat and Nandhitha has done justice to her role. Actors, who played
the roles of Muneeshkanth and the fraudulent priest, Kaali Venkat
and Anandraj are good in their respective roles.
The biggest winner is music department. Sean Roldan's background
score works big time. PV Shankar's cinematography is vibrant and
Leo John Paul's editing is neat.
Verdict: Mundasupatti is a fun-filled
drama. Entertains at first watch.