Mankatha, now the only mantra in kollywood. I just entered home after watching the chilling Mankatha movie. To start with I shud def say, its a sterotypical THALA movie.I have read the exact copy of this movie in some James Hardley chase books. Though am an avid movie watcher am not good at giving reviews, but from the moment this movie was released I got rave reviews about it which kindled me to pen it down here.
First of all, Thala Ajith's acquantaince are perninal, even after a long gap of his movies, the gala and josh was not reduced in theaters for his movies. Ajith looks flavored the movie very well. His formal dressing, with cigars in mouth, shades on eyes and whites on hair looked very good for the role. The movie is all about a heist, Ajith executing it and Arjun defending it. Its really appreciating for "betting and Booking" theme to be introduced in Tamil movies, which usually survives on remakes(intentionaly, internationally), cupid love themes or no theme at all. The director has tried to film something new out of the conventional rules.
People claim the first half as slow, tat is mainly bcas of the concept. Betting n Booking is almost like 2G Spectrum n Jan Lokpal Bill. We might have heard these names many a times in news but when we are asked to explain about them in detail we look up. So, the director has consumed few scenes to show, What is betting n booking, How its done in networks, and how powerful the underground world is with huge black money rolling with them.
Arjun's entry was more appealing than Ajith's and he has done his role in all butter and bread, getting applauds. I was wondering why Andrea was posed in such small role(???) . Trisha's role was just a breezy wand used by the director and she does nothing to write more on her.
Songs, according to me gives a negative fade to the movie. They never merged with the story. I liked the Vilayadu Mangatha and BGM. Yuvan failed to give a decent tune for us to hum. Nothing lingers, they were just passing clouds.
Second Half was fast and well screened. Ajith's sheer screen presence was seen in second half and proved that his mere presence can pull the movie fast. Though the movie involves loads of violence scenes, it was handled intelligently. Director beautifully eliminated all emotinal, sentimental drags and even handled death with smile. Its a movie where you come out of the theater with smiling face irrespective of bullets firing, cars rolling, building burning. You are entertained to expectations and dime spent.
Overall, Go to theater, remove your logical shoes, reasoning coat, sit back and enjoy Thala movie clapping and whistling for his appreciable screen gestures.