Casting: Sundeep Kishan, Sri, Regina Cassandra, Madhusudanan, Charle, Muniskanth
Music: Javed Riaz
Director: Lokesh Kanagaraj
Cinematography: Selvakumar SK
Editing: Philomin Raj
Maanagaram (Metropolitan), the movie
which has hit screens has adapted a hyperlink technique based story
telling format, engages the audience from the time all the
characters are established till the end.
The movie takes off with the introduction of
pivotal characters of the movie. Shri, a soft natured person,
travels from his native to Chennai in quest of a
Sundeep Kishan, a courageous and a brawny
youth appears to be rough but at the same time shows his intent of
social concern towards the society. He is in love with his
colleague, Regina Cassandra, a HR in the same IT firm.
The rest of the characters such as Charle, a
benevolent migrant taxi driver, a Notorious Gangster named PKB
(Madhusudanan), a corrupt policeman who happens to be Sundeep’s
uncle and a group of thugs with an oddball amongst them
How does the story weave an interesting
connect between all the said characters in an intense manner is
something which needs to be checked out in theatres.
Though at the outset, the story line seems a
bit complex; it definitely is not out of the audience reach to
comprehend the same. The director enforces audience to fasten their
seat belts, making them miss out the hand-mouth connection while
eating pop corn and helps them forget to check out their watch for
time. All thanks to the director for his gripping and an engrossing
The entire team of Maanagaram, which
appears to be naive during the title card display, shows their
passion towards cinema and what the team is capable of. Prabhu, the
producer needs to be lauded for generously offering free space to
the director to flex his arms in order to render a classic
Many characters come and go but nothing seems
to be an addition or a luxury. All appear to be a right fit for the
Editing by Philomin Raj is crisp and top notch
with sharp frame cuts. Music by Javed Riaz hits the ears of
audience and it’s the BGM which stands out.
Sundeep Kishan and Regina have performed at
right proportions as per the requirement of the story. Shri has
delivered an appreciable performance with his gamut of expressions.
This may as well knock his doors up for more offers whilst Charlie
exhibits his talent and has proved that a meaty role could extract
the best from the actor within him. But it’s Munishkanth who steals
the show as a misfit goon in the gang with his performance and
Lokesh Kanakaraj, the man behind the product
has excelled as a matured director and certainly leaves audience
flabbergasted only for the fact that the movie is his debut venture
as a director.
He has oozed his passion and exuberance
towards cinema and the same could be seen and felt in every
Be it performances or the technical side of
the movie, both have contributed to the positives of the movie.
Screenplay is the main protagonist of the movie which stands as the
major highlight. However, the only downside (If needs to be
mentioned) is, a movie of this genre can be done without songs or
with only a couple of them.
Finally, a definite watch for all sections of audience. Go watch it in theatres to get your money’s refund in the form of an intrigued entertainment.