Madha Yaanai Koottam
Popular music director G V Prakash Kumar’s maiden production, Madha Yaanai Koottam released this Christmas . The film starts with the funeral ceremony of Jayakodi Thevar a powerful chief of his community in Theni . Even though he is seen as a leader to the community , he is under scrutiny as he has two wives. First wife Sevanamma leaves him and lives with his brother Veera Thevar. Jayakodi Thevar lives with his second wife Prema, his son Parrthi (kathir)and daughter Deepa. There is always tension when the two families when they cross paths. This tension is blown out of proportion when Jayakodi Thevar passes away.
The story starts of in a novel way when Jayakodi Thevar’s life is being told by the village mourners. The film captures the customs and rituals of the community, which plays the key element in the film.The songs and background score by N R Raghunanthan and cinematography by Ragul Dharuman, are the highlight in the films, they have to be praised for their jobs well done. With the key elements well thought of , the films still lacks the presence of good acting and a screenplay to support the story. The film drops to slow motion in the second half and makes you drowsy. The predictable ending makes it even worse. Oviya’s acting was artificial and Kathir’s acting needs guidance . This film needed a better star cast for the lead characters. I give the film 4/10