Remakes are common in Tamil movies and we have witnessed some fabulous Tamil movies, which have been inspired from other languages. Today's big release 60 Vayadu Maaniram is the remake of the much acclaimed Kannada movie Godhi Banna Sadharana Mykattu and the Tamil version is definitely high on expectations. Has 60 Vayadu Maaniram hit the right chords? Read our review on 60 Vayadu Maaniram to know more.
60 Vayadu Maaniram takes us through the life of a 60-year-old man named Govindarajan and his son. Govindarajan suffers from Alzheimer's disease and has been admitted to a care centre by his son. Things turn turtle when Govindarajan goes missing while he's on one of the outings with his son and what happens next has been narrated in 60 Vayadu Maaniram.
Radha Mohan's films have an innate simplicity associated with them and he has that ability to strike the right emotions in the most simple way. 60 Vayadu Maaniram is much similar and it is a light movie and a hard-hitting one at the same time. The film has those moments which are high on emotions, which grow on us as the film progresses. At the same time, there are moments of light humour and thrill, which make the film a well-packaged one. However, there are portions in the film, which look a bit dramatic and they could have played down a bit. A bit more care could have been given to the scenes involving the goons and Govindarajan, since the film loses the grip somewhere in between.
Prakash Raj's performance as the lead character is beyond words. As an aged person suffering from Alzheimer's disease, he has come up with a soul-stirring performance, which helps you connect with the emotions of the character. Vikram Prabhu has come up with a scintillating performance, which is one of his best so far. Samuthirakkani impresses us yet again with his powerful role. Indhuja has done complete justice to the character.
Songs set to tune by Ilaiyaraja hit the right chords and so is the case with BGM, which is filled with soul. Cinematography by Vivek Anand is perfect. TS Jai has done a good job with the editing of the movie.
60 Vayadu Maaniram is definitely a good movie that has its heart in the right place. At the same time, the film slightly misses out from becoming a phenomenal flick.