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Sarvam Thaala Mayam is written and directed by Rajiv Menon. Nearly after 18 years, he has directed his next film. Rajiv Menon produced the musical drama under the banner, Mindscreen Film Institute. AR Rahman composed the music. The film has the main star cast has “ G V Prakash Kumar,” Aparna Balamurali, “ Vineeth,” Nedumudi Venu, Shantha Dhananjayan, Elango Kumaravel, “ Dhivyadharshini,” Athira and Sumesh. Ravi Yadav handled the camera and Anthony edited the film.
Peter is the son of a Mridangam maker, Johnson. He is passionate about learning Mridangam. Peter prefers to learn under Vembu Iyer, the expert. He expresses this to his father, who tells him that they will throw him out of doors, if he approaches them to learn Mridangam. As he said, when Peter approached, Mani, the disciple of Vembu Iyer, throws him out. But, Peter waits and waits and gets an opportunity to meet Vembu Iyer, who initially denies teaching Peter, then approves. On Seeing Peter’s passion, Vembu Iyer is much impressed, but this didn’t go well with Mani, who plans to take revenge. What happens next? Did Peter get success in his ambition? Watch the film in theaters!
GV Prakash Kumar did his best. Vineeth and Aparna are good in their roles. But, it is Nedumudi Venu, who swallowed everyone with his excellent performance. His looks, body language and the performance, make us feel him as a legendary Mridangam Vidwan.
Rajiv Menon’s screenplay is neat and he had moved it excellently well. The transformation of GV Prakash is good. The scenes between Venu and GV are fantastic. Rajiv had dealt with the cast issues excellently well; not with the dialogues, but the actions. Music by Rahman is one among the best in the film. With the simple beats, Rahman and his team impressed the audiences. The cinematography and the editing are good. The chemistry between the leads is good too.
What’s Not There?
With the neat performance and the good narration, the film is good. If certain scenes had been avoided, the film would have been a complete family entertainer. However, it is watchable, once!
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