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After dishing out a movie with a gripping plot(Thadaiyara Thaakka), director Magizh Thirumeni is back with Meaghamann in which Arya plays the lead. Meaghamann had created some excitement prior to its release. Now that the movie has hit the silver screen, has it managed to keep its viewer excited throughout? Continue to read our review to know the answer.
Well, to be honest, The movie does keep its audience hooked to it but unfortunately fails to keep it going throughout. The movie does have an interesting plot despite not being new to Kollywood and is executed well by the director. It however, could have been made grippier had the director stuck to his intriguing storyline.
Shiva(Arya) and his colleague cum friend Chandra(Ramana) are two young cops who are on a precarious undercover operation to stop a drug mafia by tearing the mask of a person who they think is the brain behind all illegal activities carried by the mafia group.
While Shiva tries to gain the confidence of Jothi, the main antagonist, Chandra does the same in a different group led by Sharma, a cop turned gangster. Chandra fails to keep his true identity in the dark as he gets caught by Sharma and also lets the cat out of his bag by revealing Arya's real identity as well.
What happens to these two policemen? Do they stop the most dreaded mafia despite giving away their true identity or do they succumb without accomplishing their mission forms the crux of this action-thriller.
For a movie like Meaghamann, Arya's character could've been more nimble-footed but the hero has been made to use both brain and brawn which Arya has done effectively enough. Ashutosh Rana, the main antagonist does not look convincing enough to pull off an intimidating role. Supporting actors have delivered decent performances.
If you are wondering if there is a female lead in the movie, the answer is a resounding yes but only for namesake. One might feel that Meaghamann could've been a film without a female lead for Hansika has been used only in songs which in fact acts as a speed breaker hindering the pace of the film. There are tons of other Indian movies which has a gripping tale spoilt by unnecessary romantic songs and Meaghamann is one among them.
Thaman's songs and background music is a touch below average. The only saving grace is the theme music which is rightly used quite a few times. Sathish Kumar's cinematography gives a stylish look to the movie and is effective in all stunt sequences.
Editor Srikanth has done a decent job in keeping the movie crisp however, some ordinary screenplay fails to support an interesting plot which otherwise would've turned this movie into an edge of the seat entertainer throughout.
Though Meaghamann gets predictable at the end and doesn't enthral you for 2 hours and 20 minutes, it has enough in it to make your weekend interesting.