Manithan movie review is here. Continue reading our review to know what this Udhayanidhi Stalin starrer has to offer.
An official remake of a Hindi film titled Jolly LLB, Manithan is directed by I Ahmed of Endrendrum
Punnagai fame and produced by Udhayanidhi himself.
In a country like India, rich people getting away with their
crimes by utilizing the greed for money among men, is not
There are so many hit-and-run cases that have seen the wrong
side of justice, with the best possible example being that of actor
Salman Khan's hit-and-run.
This is pretty much the core plot of Manithan. When
Udhayanidhi Stalin, a young lawyer who desperately wants to make it
big gets entangled in a high profile case, he needs to fight
himself first and then later on deal with Prakash Raj, a famous
criminal lawyer who is up against him in a hit-and-run
While Prakash Raj defends the accused, Udhayanidhi fights for
Udhayanidhi Stalin is at his best with subtle expressions that
showcases the dilemma and the chaotic mind of human.
Manithan is easily his best so far and by fair distance
Hansika gets a meaty role and the actress, who
often gets criticized for her lip-sync, has done a fabulous job in
this film. Lot of credit needs to go to her stylist for making her
look simple and gorgeous on screen.
Radha Ravi is a performer alright and the finesse with which he
portrays the role of a judge is commendable.
Prakash Raj could've come up with a little more measured
performance. With everyone around him fabricating a rather refined
performance, Prakash's act might look a tad over the top at
Technically, Manithan is a delight to watch.
Cinematographer Madhi keeps the entire film colourful and his
interesting angles while showcasing scenes involving the court room
Background score by Santhosh Narayanan manages to lift certain
scenes up. Unfortunately, his songs have been imposed at wrong
Though Ahmed's screenplay is good initially, the latter half of
the film gets predictable, causing a nosedive to a perfectly
Manithan sure has its flaws and it hardly does justice
to its original version. However, the emotional quotient and the
well intentioned plot makes this film watchable.