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Big Movie – Mappillai Singam Review

RATING: 4.5/5

CAST: Anjali, Soori, Vemal

DIRECTION: Rajasekar

GENRE: Family entertainer

MUSIC: Raghunanthan

LANGUAGE: Tamil

The title might suggest that it could be the story demonstrative of the prowess of a bridegroom but Mapla Singam is about something else. That said, the director has taken a simple story and has narrated linearly in an engaging manner sans any frills.

Mapla Singam is set in a semi-rural town and starts with a rivalry between two groups in the village regarding who gets the ‘mudhal mariyadhai’ in a village chariot festival. But, hold on, this is basically the start and the film is not your usual ‘vettarival’ and ‘ratham’ types that such kind of films makes us expect them to be. Rajashekar has taken an unfussy knot and has serviced it right. In fact even when he has someone like Anjali as his heroine, the director has not resorted to capitalizing on her glamour quotient. In that sense, he defies all the grammar and rules of such films which as an audience we are used to seeing time and again. Humor is spaced out throughout the film with the icing on the cake being the scene where Kaali Venkat and Soori drag Vemal to check out about his fan power. Toting it up, Mapla Singam is a film that has all the elements of a rural based, simple entertainer with no major complaints.

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