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Vidiyum Munn

(U/A) (2013)

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Release Date

29 Nov 2013

Vidiyum Munn Story

Vidiyum Munn is an Tamil thriller movie directed by Balaji K. Kumar. The film stars Pooja Umashankar and Malavika Manikuttan in the lead roles. The music is composed by Girishh Gopalakrishnan. British musician Susheela Raman lent her voice for the music.


It's about Four Formidable Men, who, for Three Different Reasons are chasing after Two Women in One Day. Who are these men? How are they connected to each other? What are their reasons to track down the two women? How are these women connected to the men? Will they get caught? If they do, who among the four men will wind up catching them? And, what will happen to them? These are the many questions that will get answered during its course.


The plot unfolds as a taut thriller that examines the characters' vulnerability and strengths. The subplot, however, explores a relationship between a woman and a girl; Rekha, the protagonist, is a sex worker who tries to rescue Nandhini, a twelve-year-old girl, from the clutches of prostitution. 


Story in Detail

Vidiyum Munn inspired from British thriller “London to Brighton”, to which the makers have not given due credit, “Vidiyum Munn” stands out as one of the better thrillers of the recent past.


When Rekha (Pooja), a hooker, flees town with 12-year-old Nandini (Malavika) after committing the biggest mistake of her life, her pimp (Amarendran) is given the ultimatum to produce her along with the girl in the next 24 hours to avert a threat to his own life.


It’s not the usual thriller flick that you watch and forget as you walk out of the movie hall. “Vidiyum Munn” lingers on in your head for a long time. Cut from the same cloth used to produce thrillers such as “Pizza” and “Yuddham Sei”, it’s the suspense that guides the film to the finish line. That suspense, with the help of a few characters, is strongly weaved into a labyrinthine story that you will only appreciate when it reaches its climax. 


The journey takes us through the brutality and the hypocrisy that surrounds us, which we deliberately choose to ignore—broken homes, abuse, unfulfilled dreams, manipulation, blackmail, threat, hopelessness and paranoia. It's a dog-eat-dog world where nothing is as simple as it appears. 

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