Mahaan Movie Review and Rating

By - February 10, 2022 - 03:54 PM IST

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Directed by: Karthik Subbaraj
Written by: Karthik Subbaraj
Produced by: S. S. Lalit Kumar
Starring: Vikram, Dhruv Vikram, Bobby Simha, Simran, and others
Cinematography: Shreyaas Krishna
Edited by: Vivek Harshan
Music by: Santhosh Narayanan

iQlik Movies Rating: 3/5

Mahaan is an interesting film in Tamil that features Chiyaan Vikram and his son Dhruv Vikram in the lead roles. Bobby Simha is also a part of the project in a key role. Karthik Subbaraj is the film's director. Check out the film's review here.

Gandhi Mahaan (Vikram) is a commerce teacher who is born into a family that lives according to Gandhian principles. When he goes home after being drunk, his wife (Simran) leaves him along with his son Dada (Dhruv). Ever since Gandhi Mahaan meets his old friend and gets into an illegal toddy business and emerges as a mafia don. Years later, Dada returns as a police officer on a special operation to put an end to Gandhi's empire. What happens then? Did Dada kill his father? Did Gandhi Mahaan stop his son? What happens in the end? Forms the film's story.

Chiyaan Vikram and Dhru Vikram played father-son in the film but is different than the usual style. Vikram's character has multiple shades. As a gangster and as a commerce teacher and as a father, he played his parts well. The physical transformation of the actor is highly impressive. He played the emotional parts very well.

Dhruv Vikram is good but he needs to improve more especially when he is performing the emotional scenes. Dhruv looks the best in terms of looks. The combination scenes of Vikram and Dhruv have come out well. Simran is impressive as a normal middle-class woman. Her performance is very good. Bobby Simha too got an interesting character and he excelled in the role. The rest of the cast is impressive.

Technical Aspects:
As a story, the film is too good. The makers have tried to discuss the difference in the ideologies with which people are bought up. The film's writing is impressive and the Telugu dubbing has been done neatly. The dialogues are good. Shreyaas Krishna's cinematography is too good. The camera work is impressive. The visuals are grand and stylish.

The editing by Vivek Harshan is nice. Santhosh Narayanan's music is nice. The songs are not impressive but the background score is extremely good. It has elevated the action and emotional blocks very well. The production values are grand and lavish.

On an outer layer, Mahaan reminds us of many films where the conflict between father and son goes to an extreme note. Surprisingly, the backdrop and the setup in which the story progresses are a big plus point for the film. The director instantly makes the audience fall in love with the movie. The initial portion of Gandhi Mahaan is funny and interesting. As he becomes the don, things slow down a bit.

The first half of the film is terrific. Dhruv Vikram's entry is planned well but the second half lacks the major kick. The film picks up again during the climax and the last twenty minutes is very much engaging. On the whole, Mahaan brings back the glory to Vikram's career and this time, his son Dhruv too adds to the success.

Plus Points:
Plot Line

Minus Points:
Slow pace
Dragged first half

Final Verdict: Mahaan is emotional, engaging and entertaining


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