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Mei movie review: Well researched, but predictable

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | ANUPAMA SUBRAMANIAN
Published Aug 24, 2019, 3:37 pm IST
Updated Aug 24, 2019, 3:37 pm IST
Nicky Sundaram is just about adequate and debuted in a role that is solely written for him.
A still from the film.
 A still from the film.
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Director: Bhaskaran

Cast: Nicky Sundaram, Aishwarya Rajesh, Kishore, Charlie

 

‘Mei’, which means truth, also has another connotation in Tamil. Mei refers to human body as well. And debutant Bhaskaran’s Mei, a medical thriller, is about organ trafficking.

The movie begins when a young girl waits for her cab at late night. However, she takes an auto and yes what you guessed is right. She goes missing.

Meanwhile, Abhinav Chandran (Nicky Sundaram) a house surgeon from US arrives in the city to overcome a personal loss. On the way to his uncle’s (George) house, he comes across Utthara (Aishwarya Rajesh), a medical rep helping a patient (Charlie, the missing girl’s dad) on the road. She seeks Abhi’s assistance to admit him at a nearby clinic. Thus the duo gets friendly. Together, they promise to trace his lost daughter. In the process, they stumble upon a startling revelation that many girls have gone missing and there’s a shady thing that’s going on in a private hospital.

Meanwhile, Abhi who works in his uncle’s medical shop is framed for a crime which he had not committed and he is on the run. When a crooked cop Karunakaran (Ajay Ghosh) did not get any lead in the missing girls case, the seniors transfer it to an upright officer Muthukumaran (Kishore). When Muthu is about to crack the case, a twist takes place putting him in a predicament.

Nicky Sundaram is just about adequate and debuted in a role that is solely written for him. Aishwarya Rajesh hardly has any scope to perform. As usual Charlie and Kishore prove their versatility. The film exposes the fraudulent measures and malpractices in the medical field, with organ trading being the plot here. It appears that writer Sentha Murugesan and director Bhaskaran have done their legwork in to the subject. Except the final twist, most parts of the narration are predictable. However, the slick packaging sans many songs and crisp run time makes it watchable once.

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