It's been a while since we were all treated with a Selvaraghavan flick. So quite naturally, Maalai Nerathu Mayakkam had managed to create decent buzz prior to its release, even though the film is blessed only with Selvaraghavan's writing. Continue reading our review to know what this Gitanjali Selvaraghavan directorial has to offer.
Maalai Nerathu Mayakkam Plot:
Like most Selvaraghavan flicks, Maalai Nerathu Mayakkam
is about the relationship between two individuals. In this case, a
classy woman's relationship with her husband, who is unorthodox as
Showcasing a troubled marriage, which the hero (played by
Balakrishna Kola) tries to save, the film is about the hard-hitting
reality pertaining to a dysfunctional marriage, which some of us
might find hard to digest.
Since Maalai Nerathu Mayakkam doesn't have too many
characters (which at times has worked against the movie), the lead
pair (played by Balakrishna Kola and Wamiqa Gabbi) has done what it
takes to shoulder the movie, along with Selvaraghavan's bold
While Balakrishna Kola has underplayed his role really well, it
is Wamiqa Gabbi who walks away with all the accolades, for the girl
looks like a natural performer on the big screen.
Apart from the screenplay, which makes this 2 hour flick look
like a 3 hour watch, Maalai Nerathu Mayakkam is
Be it Selvaraghavan's intriguing and fearless writing and
Amrit's pleasant background score, the film is blessed with a good
While cinematographer Sridhar has done a decent job in capturing
all the emotions this movie has to offer, editor Rukesh has done
his best in keeping the run time close to 2 hours.
Though a ragged screenplay spoils the fun, Maalai Nerathu
Mayakkam survives mainly because of its writing. Also, the
film demands a matured viewership.