Masss(Massu Engira Masilamani) has been released amidst much expectations even though the filmmakers chose not to hype the movie prior to its release. Has their tactics worked? What does the Suriya flick has to offer? Continue to read our movie review to know.
Suriya and his friend Premji are two local conmen who are forced
to loot some hefty amount from a dreaded gang. They meet with a
major accident while returning with the money.
After recovering from the accident, Suriya learns that he has
acquired the special ability to see ghosts and spirits. A few
ghosts approach Suriya asking him for certain favours, one among
them is another Suriya(with the Ceylon slang).
After having lost his money in the accident, Suriya decides to
help the spirits and as a return favour, the spirits help him to
earn some extra bucks.
As expected, Suriya walks away with all the appreciations as he
has once again delivered. Special efforts taken by him to get his
Ceylon slang right coupled with his near-perfect body language is
Other bright performances comes from Parthiban, who shines with his witty
one liners as a cool cop and Samuthirakani who impresses one and
all as a baddie.
On the downside, Nayantara, Pranitha and Premji give us the
impression that they are a total mismatch to the entire script.
Nayantara, who looks gorgeous as always, has been
What stands out in the entire movie is Venkat
Prabhu's unique writing and Yuvan's powerful background score.
While the director keeps us guessing throughout with lots of twists
and turns, Yuvan yet again proves he usually reserves his best for
Venkat Prabhu movies.
Editor Praveen KL makes sure the plot doesn't gets predictable
with his unusual cuts. On the flip side, he keeps the run time just
below par which subsequently becomes one of the negatives of this
Cinematographer RD Rajasekhar adds value to the film with his
refreshing angles. His usage of colours improves the overall feel
of the movie.
What lets down, not just the technical aspect, but the entire
movie is its poor CG works. With a few directors trying to take
Tamil cinema to the next level with amazing visual effects,
Masss disappoints in that facet as graphics play an
important part in a movie like Masss.
Thanks to Suriya's brilliant performance and Venkat Prabhu's
intriguing story telling ability, Masss will surely be
enjoyed by the masses albeit poor VFX hindering the quality of the
Check out some of the best scenes with interesting
trivia about Masss in the slides below:
Suriya With Nayantara
The film was officially launched with a puja on 14 April 2014.
Principal photography was reported to start from 11 July 2014, but
commenced three days earlier in Chennai. The first schedule was
shot in a house on the ECR stretch for 15 days.
The team reportedly continued filming in Ooty, Kerala and
Kullu-Manali in North India. Forty percent of the filming was
completed by the end of September 2014. In November 2014, the first
song was filmed, which was choreographed by Ajay Raaj.
Suriya As The Ghost
The film was touted to be the first Tamil film to be shot in 3D
from the beginning, but Venkat Prabhu later informed that it was
not true. It was reported to be a horror comedy. While Venkat
stated that he was 'trying something new' and that he cannot reveal
Though it is difficult to incorporate action, romance, comedy,
horror as well as sentiment in one movie, Venkat has done exactly
that and certainly deserves a special mention for his
Suriya In Bulgaria
By early December, the team shot crucial portions including a
duet song sequence involving Suriya and Pranitha in Bulgaria.
Following the schedule in Bulgaria, filming continued in Puducherry
by January 2015.
Parthiban As A Cop
Actor-director R Parthiban informed that he had 'a special
character to essay in Masss, a very significant one'. And,
he has done full justice to his character.
Suriya With Premji
Yuvan Shankar Raja began working on the film's music in August
2014 and stated that the soundtrack would be "completely wacky",
going on to add that "the sounds that I've played with...will take
the audience by surprise".
Suriya The Performer
In November 2014, Tanvi Shah had recorded a song for the
soundtrack, which was however, not featured in the album. The album
garnered positive reviews from critics and reached the first
position on the iTunes chart in India on 10th May 2015.
Nayantara And Suriya
At an award function, Yuvan had said that he was working on a
special track that would be a tribute to Michael Jackson and be on
the lines of Jackson's 'Thriller', later revealed to be
Box Office Success?
Though the movie suffers from logical loopholes and poor CG
works, it certainly will entertain its audience, especially kids.
Hence the movie might fare well at the box office.