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Maan Karate Review

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    Sivakarthikeyan and Hansika Motwani are returning with Maan Karate. The Tamil movie  is the first big release this summer and third big release of 2014 after Ajith's Veeram and Vijay starrer Jilla.

    Expectations
    Expectations are very high on Maan Karate and it is no surprise that the film has got great response for advance bookings. Sivakarthikeyan is coming after back-to-back hits and Hansika Motwani wants a hit after her Biriyani with Karthi turned out to be a dud at the Box Office.

    Maan Karate is directed by debutant Thirukumaran. AR Murugadoss has provided the storyline and the director himself has penned the screenplay for the film. It has Anirudh Ravichander's music and Sukumar's cinematography. Editing is by Aswin.

    Story
    Peter (Sivakarthikeyan) is a jobless man and he falls in love with Yazhini (Hansika Motwani). Our hero, in order to impress his leading lady, decides to become a boxer as she likes sports. More importantly, he should win the boxing championship. Interestingly, his friends know that he will win. How? His bunch of friends had met a Sadhu in a forest. Sandy played by Sathish had received a boon from the saint of seeing things and actions beyond the range of natural vision. What happens next should be seen on-screen.

    To begin with the story analysis, Maan Karate is laced with love, fantasy and comedy. People will get to see all the necessary elements of a commercial film. The highlight of Sivakarthikeyan's performance is that he impresses you with his dancing abilities. Hansika Motwani is equally good and their chemistry is the biggest plus point of the film.

    Rating:
    2.5/5

    The storyline is good, but the execution could have been a lot better. Thirukumaran's inexperience in handling a good story is visible in his screenplay. He has taken the logic for granted and tries to convince us that a man can achieve anything if you insult and challenge him. Continue reading the story on the slideshow...

    First Half Analysis

    The first half is entertaining and keeps you engaged. Sivakarthikeyan's routine acting will be seen here and audience will enjoy the ride.

    Second Half Analysis

    The biggest problem is the second half. The screenplay fails to keep you engaged here. The director could have worked harder to ensure to carry forward the momentum created by the first half.

    Sivakarthikeyan

    Sivakarthikeyan has done a regular role. It was not a challenging role and his performance is same as his previous films. But he emotes well in the climax.

    Hansika Motwani

    Hansika Motwani is a treat to watch. Especially, the new slim look gets thumbs up from audience. Her combo works well for the film.

    Other Casts

    Vamsi Krishna, Sathish and others have played their parts well. Anirudh, Soori and AR Murugadoss have done guest apperances.

    Music

    The biggest strength of Maan Karate is music scored by Anirudh Ravichander. 'Maanja', 'Darling dambakku', 'Royapuram peter' and 'Open the tasmac' are chartbusters. His background score is top notch.

    Cinematography/Editing

    Cinematography by Sukumar gets full marks. Editing by Ashwin is upto the mark.

    Verdict

    Maan Karate is for Sivakarthikeyan and Hansika Motwani's fans.

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