Mudhal Nee Mudivum Nee Review
Darbuka Siva wrote the screenplay and directed the movie 'Mudhal Nee Mudivum Nee', which Sameer Bharat Ram produced under the Super Talkies brand. Sujith Saarang handled the cinematography, and Darbuka Siva composed the soundtrack. The movie is now available on the Zee5 OTT platform.
Several senior secondary students in a school in Chennai majoring in Science and Commerce try to combine their studies with their love for their unique people. After a while, they cross paths again while gathering in a pub. They have changed along with the times. While some have married and some have succeeded, others still find it difficult to cope with life's uncertainties.
After their 10th standard summer break, Vinoth, Chinese, Rekha, Anu, and several other students return to class to find a large number of new students in their class. Despite being in love, Vinoth and Rekha are in different groups for their 11th-grade classes. They experience minor problems in their intimate relationships, which have significant consequences. What effects does this have on the 13 main characters in the movie? 'Mudhal Nee Mudivum Nee' seeks to identify this.
A sequence where Chinese (played by a wonderful Harish) proposes to Catherine occurs in the opening part of the movie. She says she wishes someone to propose to her like Superman, and she rejects him. As soon as he leaves, he returns wearing only his underwear over his pants and asks her out again right in front of the entire school. Not simply the way this scene is written, it is outrageously humorous, original, and expertly presented, exuding innocence. The laughter of the audience is uncontrollable. This is merely one of the hidden gems the movie's opening act has.
Few scenes increase the tension. Instead, auteur Darbuka Siva wants you to immerse yourself in the story's mood and ambiance. Such items also very infrequently keep you interested. This is partially due to Siva's direction, as even when the action in the foreground is uninteresting, something in the backdrop usually attracts your attention and makes you smile.
The Walkman Vinoth wears, the manner the youngsters view pornographic movies, Spencer Plaza, the large jeans, and even the wrapping on a dairy milk chocolate are all features that 90's kids would find nostalgic. The late 1990s in Chennai are being recreated with incredible accuracy.
The movie's casting is likewise excellent. With so many attractive faces on the screen, each greatly enhances the scenes. Harish in the first half and Kishen in the second must be mentioned if there are to be two individuals who stand out. The former captures the oddity of his persona, and one can't stop laughing at how he moves. He uses more than just punchlines and slapstick humor. His inclusion in a frame greatly enhances the hilarity.
On the contrary hand, Kishen excels in the second half's many emotional passages. One must pay attention to the one shot in the climax where he is forced to sob and lament squandered opportunities in a parking lot; he does a great job with it. The actress who plays Vinoth's love interest, Rekha, Meetha Raghunath, has played with a mix of charm and sophistication.
The writing in the second half of the movie is the main problem. Or rather, the problems start as the school-related parts go away. The movie starts going off course and tries to go in all other directions, but it stays still. A complex storyline during the reunion occurs in the second half, but just a little portion of it keeps us interested. The script continually seeks other components, such as music and performances, to cover its shortcomings.
The soundtrack, which Darbuka Siva wrote, is mellow until a certain point. The music is overused about halfway through the second half. There were a couple of places where silence would have been much preferable. Sujith Sarang and Sreejith Sarang, who handled the filming and editing, created beautiful, endearing images for us.
The movie's first half is technically excellent overall, and the performances of the newcomers, led by Kishen and Harish Kumar, carry the bulk of the weight. The issue with the movie is that it is somewhere lengthy and lacks direction in the second half. Because of this, the audience becomes less engaged before the climax. A good takeaway from MNMN is the 90s nostalgia and an entertaining first half. To anyone who misses their early days and school times, they should give this movie a shot.