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Mundasupatti has been creating a positive noise on social media sites. The team's strategy to ask people to upload a picture of their own and convert them into one with a big moustache and turban of 1980s style has gone well with netizens. This, indeed, helped movie generate a kind of curiosity in the minds of audience.
Vishnu and Nandhita starrer movie is directed by Ram Kumar and produced by CV Kumar, who has churned out a few good low-budget movies in the recent history. It has Sean Roldan's music and PV Shankar's cinematography. Mundasupatti was a short movie, which has now been made a full-length commercial entertainer by the same director.
The story takes back to 1947 when a British man comes to Mundasupatti village to capture the natural beauty. The curious once gets clicked but unfortunately a few of them die with an epidemic hitting the village. The innocent villagers assume that being photographed took those lives and they develop a kind of fear and hatred towards photography.
Now, the story takes us to 1982 and the belief of people on camera has not changed yet. Photographer Gopi (Vishnu) comes to this village on an assignment. Kaali Venkat plays his side-kick. They own the studio named Hollywood Studio and the fun begins. Nandhita plays Gopi's love interest and it is love at first sight for them.
Director Ram Kumar has tried to neatly packed the movie with comedy sequences at regular intervals. The first half is full of entertainement even though some scenes are repetitive. The phase picks up just before the interval. The second half is better and keeps audience engaged. The drawback of the Tamil movie is the love portions of the lead actors. It is almost life less and it doesn't help the storyline in anyway. Continue reading the Mundasupatti movie review on the slideshow...
The biggest strength of Mundasupatti is the comedy part. There are some well-written scenes, which will be loved by all section of audience. Newcomer Ram Kumar could have try to bust the villagers' myths to make Mundasupatti an interesting affair.
But the director came up with some poor sub-plots, which could probably play spoilsport. However, the setting is perfect and the director has ensured to give authentic feel to it. From costumes to lifestyle, he gets full marks.
Vishnu has once again chosen a good subject. His performance is neat and Nandhitha has done justice to her role. Actors, who played the roles of Muneeshkanth and the fraudulent priest, Kaali Venkat and Anandraj are good in their respective roles.
The biggest winner is music department. Sean Roldan's background score works big time. PV Shankar's cinematography is vibrant and Leo John Paul's editing is neat.
Verdict: Mundasupatti is a fun-filled drama. Entertains at first watch.