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Vimal, Lakshmi Menon and Rajkiran starrer Manja Pai has hit the screens today (June 6). It is releasing along with Prakash Raj's prestigous project Un Samayal Arayil.
Sargunam's former associate Naveen Raghavan is making his directorial debut with Manja Pai. It has NR Raghunanthan's music and Masani's cinematography with Deva's editing. There is a decent hype for the movie as it is made by N Lingusamy's banner Thirupathi Brothers. Let's see what the young team has to offer. Follow the review to know it...
The title Manja Pai, which means yellow bag, takes us back to 60s when the modern-day plastic bags were not in use. Today, many won't even remember about the earlier bags, which was popular in those days. This change in the lifestyle is reflecting in man's relationships and the movie tries to tell this. All man require today is money.
Manja Pai tells the story of a grandfather and grandchild played by Rajkiran and Vimal. The story is told with lots of sentimental scenes. The grandpa comes to Chennai to his grandson's house, who is working in an IT company. But oldman's mannerisms doesn't go well with their neighbours and it causes huge embarssment to Vimal.
In short, Manja Pai tells about a villager's sincerity and honesty along with his large-heartedness and the city people's unsympathetic and only-concerned-about-us behaviour. Lakshmi Menon will be seen in the role of an ophthalmologist.
The young director has tried to depict the grandfather-grandson relationship and also throw light on the way how people, who is living in city, treat their counterparts from rural places. Continue reading the review on the slideshow...
Manjapai has a decent subject and the biggest strength of the movie is the emotional scenes between the grandfather and the son.
Where The Movie Went Wrong?
But the execution is bad. The screenplay lacks life and its badly loses grip at most of the parts.
The highlight of Manjapai is none other than Rajkiran, who has come out with brillaint performance. His scenes with Vimal work big time and the latter too has done justice to his role. But Lakshmi Menon is a big let down.
Technically, Raghunanthan's music is decent and background score is better. Masani's cinematography gets passing marks and Deva's editing is okay.
Verdict: Watch Manjapai to enjoy the performance of Rajkiran.