Massu Engira Masilamani review: Suriya impresses, rest predictable
Tamil cinema has been talked about because of its ability to present novel themes, but Massu Engira Masilamani turns out to be a mishmash of movies that have been seen earlier.movie reviews Updated: May 30, 2015 11:29 IST
Director: Venkat Prabhu
Cast: Suriya, Nayanthara, Samuthirakani, Parthiban, Premigi Amaren
Venkat Prabhu's Massu Engira Masilamani seems like a collage of several films. It begins like Neeraj Pandey's Special 26 with Suriya's Masilamani and his friend, Jet (Premigi Amaren), posing as vigilance officers and raiding a liquor shop selling the drink on Gandhi Jayanti. The two loot the money there and escape, before taking a ship to impersonate Coast Guard men to intercept a vessel at sea carrying smuggled goods and currency notes. With bags full of loot, the two are so deliriously happy that they burst in a song and dance, not one but two!
Prabhu narrates the rest of his film through a series of extraordinarily illogical and utterly unbelievable incidents that include Masilamani's romance with Nayanthara (essaying a hospital staffer, Malini).
Tamil cinema has been talked about because of its ability to present novel themes, but Massu Engira Masilamani turns out to be a mishmash of movies that have been seen earlier. Suriya does appear plausible in some sequences, so does Nayanthara -- but given such a storyline and script, they struggle to keep the film afloat.