Being a zombie film Miruthan has surely created buzz among the viewers Also Jayam Ravi would surely want to give more hits after the stupendous success of Tha

Miruthan Movie Review

Miruthan Movie Review Tamil Movie Review
By nettv4u.com
Review for the film " Miruthan"
Runtime: 1 Hour 48 Minutes
Certificate: UA
Released: 19-02-2016
Genre: Thriller, Zombie
3 / 5.0

Being a zombie film Miruthan has surely created buzz among the viewers. Also, Jayam Ravi would surely want to give more hits after the stupendous success of Thani Oruvan. And Miruthan, directed by Shakti Soundar Rajan, is his latest venture. Let’s see whether Miruthan helps Ravi in maintaining his success.

Plot

Jayam Ravi essays the role of a traffic police who stays in Ooty with Baby Anikha, his kid sister. And Ooty, the place where he resides, is in for a calamity when a radioactive element, which falls on a dog by mistake, makes the animal turn untamed. The dog begins to show signs of rabies. And what happens next? What are the repercussions? Watch the movie to know these answers.

Star Performances

Jayam Ravi is given the powerful role of traffic inspector who has the noble responsibility of saving others from the clutches of zombies. At this juncture of his career, Jayam Ravi has become adept enough to express his emotions in a proficient manner. In this movie too he has handled his emotions well especially when his beloved sister’s life is at stake. He has seen to it that his character doesn’t get melodramatic. Kaali Venkat and R N R Manohar handle the comedy department of the movie quite ably. Lakshmi Menon has enough scope to perform, and she shines in her role of a medically trained person who is well aware of the worth of life. Baby Anikha grabs our attention while the actors who essay the role of zombies too have done a commendable job.

Analysis 

Well, by now you would be wondering as to what Miruthan means. It is the combination of the two Tamil words Mirugam, meaning animal, and Manithan, meaning man. A zombie film may be new to the Tamil audience, but it is quite familiar to the international audience. Hollywood and Japanese films have given quite some zombie films to entertain the audience. But what about the Tamil audiences who are used to either commercial cinema, or parallel cinema? Well, Miruthan will surely be a novel connection with the Tamil audience. 

What’s there?

  • The first half goes in a fast paced manner and keeps you engrossed. 
  • Imman’s BGM is one of the highlights of the movie. He has done a wonderful job. 
  • The tried and tested brother-sister bond is also seen in this film, and it is handled in a quite commendable manner. 
  • We can get the vibe of a zombie film, thanks to the talented technicians. 
  • The makeup team deserves credit for their efficiency. 

What’s not there?

  • The script of the movie could have been better.
  • There are several sub-plots in the movie that you tend to get confused. 
  • Sometimes you get vexed with the zombies repeatedly giving torture. 
  • The scenes involving the affected individuals sending chills down the audiences’ spine is surely not for the weak-hearted.
  • The second half goes at a leisurely pace, and the viewer would very badly want to have an end to all the horrible events. 

Verdict

Miruthan is a novel attempt in Tamil cinema and lets’s hope such endeavors strike the right chord with the targeted audience.