Friday, 03 December 2021 01:43 GMT

Comic adventure: A new trend in Tamil films

(MENAFN- Khaleej Times) Maan karate sivakarthikeyan?s new movie promises clean fun deepa gauri writes

A new trend in filmmaking is shaping up in tamil cinema and at the centre of it is a young breed of actors directors and composers. while they might not be in the league of established superstars they have defined a niche and their fan following is swelling.

Actor sivakarthikeyan is among this young crop of actors leading this new trend where more than star presence the story and treatment of the movie takes the upper hand.

His latest release maan karate now playing at theatres in the uae promises clean fun in the usual mould of his earlier releases but with a twist.

For one siva plays a rather urbane and suave character and he is paired with hansika motwani a sort of casting coup that had siva gushing over how the actress had accepted to act with him without batting an eyelid.

Two the film’s title has set tongues wagging and created its own marketing hype. borrowing from a character’s reference from the film gemini the title suggests two things: one the tendency of youth to run away from their problems than stand up and face it; and two how they devise their own defence mechanism shaped through tact than brute strength to face up to the adversary.

Although the film’s story is being kept under wraps as is the trend today it doesn’t take much to guess that siva is playing one such youth who chickens out when confronted by an unexpected trouble but then steels himself up to face it.

While the backdrop of the underdog triumphing might resonate with siva’s earlier hit ethir neechal which too had music by his close pal anirudh ravichander maan karate promises some refreshing moments with light-hearted comedy and a powerful climax.

The censor board was extremely impressed with the clean narration of the movie by debutant director thirukumaran which too comes in favour of maan karate at a time when gory violence and suggestive comments continue to rule the screen.

The film also highlights the emergence of anirudh as one of the most sought-after music composers. having shaken off his kolaveri identity with a number of hummable hits his music is appealing to today’s youth. he brings singers from bollywood and when given a chance makes ‘special appearances’ in the movies too.

But maan karate raises high expectations for its crew too: director thirukumaran was an assistant of superhit director ar murugadoss who pens the story for his protégé. according to reports thirukumaran has developed the story into a fascinating script which was one of the reasons hansika opted to act in the film from three other scripts she heard the same day.

Shot extensively in chennai bangalore and in malta the film’s climax shot was filmed at a lavishly designed set.

After kedi billa killadi ranga ethir neechal and varuthapadatha valibar sangam siva looks geared up for another hit in his career with maan karate.

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