Entertainment Movie Reviews 07 Jul 2018 Mr Chandramouli Movi ...

Mr Chandramouli Movie Review: Climax actions are spectacular

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | ANUPAMA SUBRAMANIAN
Published Jul 7, 2018, 9:20 pm IST
Updated Jul 7, 2018, 9:20 pm IST
The movie opens at a hospital where we see a badly hurt Raghav (Gautham Karthik) is being treated for his wounds.
A still from 'Mr Chandramouli'.
 A still from 'Mr Chandramouli'.
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Director: Thiru

Cast: Karthik, Gautham Karthik, Regina Cassandra, Varalaxmi, Satish

 

The movie opens at a hospital where we see a badly hurt Raghav (Gautham Karthik) is being treated for his wounds. Cut to flashback, Raghav is a professional boxer and leads a jolly life with his easygoing dad Chandramouli (Karthik). The latter is obsessed with his old Padmini fiat car and he has ‘emotional connect’ to it and hence he never wants to get rid of it. Then, there is this clichéd romance segment where Raghav is head over heels in love with Madhu (Regina Cassandra), who is an app developer.

Meanwhile, in a parallel track runs the story of corporate rivalry between two call-taxi services - Garuda Taxi run by veteran Azhagar (director Mahendran) and Go Call-Taxi owned by young entrepreneur Vinayak (Santhosh Pratap). A series of murders and robberies starts happening in Vinayak’s Go Call Taxi, which leads to Pugazhendhi (Mime Gopi), the right-hand man of Azhagar as the perpetrator of these crimes. And Chandramouli gets involved in their schemes unknowingly, when a tragedy occurs. Now, the onus of setting things right falls on Raghav who suffers from a rare medical condition of seeing things only up to a distance of two feet. However, a big twist waits in the climax.

 

No doubt, the USP of the film is bringing on board the real life father-son duo of Karthik and Gautham Karthik to essay the reel-life characters as well. But something has gone wrong in Thiru’s writing and barring a few scenes, we hardly connect with their bonding. Although he tries his best, Karthik struggles to live up to the titular role. Gautham Karthik looks handsome and scores in most part of the film - be it the emotional scenes with dad, sizzling romance with Regina (the hot beach song Yedhedho Aneney), or the energetic action sequences. Regina provides the necessary oomph in song routines and a bit of her acting abilities is on display when she guides the hero to fight with his disability in the second half. The short episode involving Varalaxmi Sarathkumar and Karthik is interesting. However, it did not connect well with the main plot. Pace suffers in the first half as the story does not unfold until almost the interval segment.

 

Sam CS songs as well as background score are the high points of the movie. Richard Nathan’s rich and vibrant visuals are top notch. The action blocks choreographed by Stunt Sylva - the chase scene of Gautham with the help of a rear-view mirror and the climax actions are spectacular. Overall, it is a film that can be enjoyed only in parts.

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