Maragatha Naanayam, the tamil multi-genre movie starring Aadhi Pinisetty and Nikki Galrani in the lead, has released in cinema theaters today. The film has been described as a fantasy-adventure-comedy by its makers and has managed to grab quite a lot of attention owing to its unique, never seen before, original story line.
Maragatha Naanayam Plot
The film revolves around the struggles of two small time smugglers (Aadhi and Daniel Pope) who decide to get their hands on a rare emerald artifact called Maragatha Naanayam, which is said to belong to a king (Irumporai) whose spirit/ghost destroys anybody who lays their hands on this vintage piece of art. To do so, the smugglers are advised to take the help of other ghosts who have been the victim of this king. What follows is a crazy mix of heist meets comedy blended in with adventure and mystery.
Debutant director ARK Saravanan is going to be a force to reckon with in Tamil cinema. He translates his vision on to the screen effortlessly. As mentioned before, this multi- genre film could be a tricky subject to pull off, but the director does it with a great degree of conviction. The film takes its time to establish its multiple characters and transitions between the different genres at regular intervals. It takes the viewer a good few minutes to get a grasp of what is happening on screen in between all the shifts, but once it has settled, Maragatha Naanayam becomes a constant laughter evoking joyride with a twist of an element of fantasy.
That said, the film also does tend to over- stretch some of its sequences, which could benefit from tight editing on the editor’s part, but the shortcomings are few and far apart and in totality Maragatha Naanayam works on multiple levels. The female lead, Nikki Galrani needs a special mention for her terrific performance, while everybody else in this ensemble cast does a good job with the characters allotted to them.
Review: Don’t miss this quirky thriller this weekend, if you’re up for some original and wacky content.
Maragatha Naanayam Cast , Crew and Duration
Cast: Aadhi, Nikki Galrani, Anandaraj, Ramdoss,Daniel Pope, Kota Srinivasa Rao, M.S Bhaskar
Duration: 2 hours 12 minutes
Director, writer: ARK Saravanan
Producer: G Dilli Babu
Editor: Prasanna GK
Cinematographer: PV Shankar