Madura Veeran Movie Review
Jallikattu ordinance and the protest that broke out that even made ‘Google’ to mark its map of excitement. An event that literally pulled everyone out of their ignorance and propelled them to imbibe themselves into the cultural ethnicity… With the first look of ‘Madura Veeran’, we could keep ourselves presumed with an instinct that Shanmuga Pandian could be trying to encash himself with replication of this event. But as you keep looking out for such instances, you might get disappointed for Madura Veeran completely gets out of such paradigms. Yes, there is a connection between this movie and the event, which could actually be considered as a Pre-Protest moment of what actually happened in villages before the youth revolt sprang up. Or else, the film completely keeps itself away from that domain and it has a fictional drama as its backdrop.
20 years after the demise of his father (Samuthirakani), Shanmuga Pandian along with his mother comes to his native village for marriage. But there happens to be a hidden agenda behind revisiting the land that he bid adieu as a fatherless child. To reemerge the Jallikattu sports that is prohibited in his village for 2 decades and to find the murderer of his father.
So what instantly grabs our attention with Madura Veeran? The beautiful visuals of PG Muthaiah, where rural movies are often bounded to rustic sepia tones that are dust laden, but this one offers a sang-froid appeal with colourful ambience. The other strong highlights of this film are that it has decorous bunch of star-cast. Shanmuga Pandian has exerted a lot of efforts to get the best on the screens. Not to miss his breathtaking action sequences. We are pushed to clear statement that he could be the next action hero of Tamil cinema. He has such a powerful physique and if toned down furthermore will be the real onscreen herculean. He is quite appreciable with his body language and dialogue deliveries as well. On the parallel lane, Samuthirakani appears a in a powerful role, which could be regarded as another protagonist characterization. Meenakshi doesn’t look like a newcomer and she is so much expressive with her rural belle look and role. PL Thenappan looks so naturalistic with his performance. Mime Gopi, Maarimuthu and Vela Ramamoorthy offer the best support to the script with their complete performance.
The first half has lots of prominence to Samuthirakani following which Shanmuga Pandian makes a stunning spell with his massive approach in second hour. It is so much appreciable that Shanmuga Pandian doesn’t try to bring his father’s trace on the screens. He is so perfect with what the role demands from him.
When it comes to screenplay, the suspense that is build over the protagonist’s attempt to find out the mystery behind his father’s murder has been very well crafted. Or else, it would have turned out to be yet another stereotypical rural film with communal clash and Jallikattu.
Santhosh Dhayanidhi’s background score in many places is so much compelling and appreciable.
On the whole, Madura Veeran proves to be a decent family entertainer that has the awareness upon Jallikattu and at the same time focuses upon communal clash between the groups with a decent package of entertainment.
Verdict: Madura Veeran offers a wholesome entertainment to family audiences