MAAYAVAN Movie Review

MAAYAVAN Movie Review

Cast: Sundeep Kishan, Lavanya Tripathi, Jackie Shroff, Daniel Balaji
Direction & story: C.V.Kumar
Screenplay & dialogues: Nalan Kumarasamy
Producer: C.V.Kumar
Production company: Thirukumaran Entertainment
Music director: Ghibran
Cinematographer: Gopi Amarnath
Editor: Leo John Paul
Language: Tamil
Release date: 14-12-2017
Censor certificate: UA
Run time: 2hrs, 9mins
Genre: Crime, Thriller


Sundeep Kishan is a sincere Police Inspector, he’s mentally affected by series of murders happened in a case which he handles. He undergoes a treatment and returns back strongly. Then, how he finds out the reason behind these murders and the murderer forms the remaining story of the movie.


C.V.Kumar’s story is solid with some futuristic ideas and interesting concepts. Nalan’s dialogues are neat going by the situations. Sundeep Kishan is fit as a cop and has done his role well, mainly when he’s sick. Lavanya Tripathi gets enough screen space and appears in a script-based role. Daniel Balaji, Bagavathi Perumal and Jayaprakash are impressive as supporting artists who all have got meaty roles. Villain’s characterization is strong which builds up few scenes nicely towards the end. Certain complicated elements are handled well without leaving any loopholes, also they’re explained clearly. Facts shown in the end credits shines bright. Ghibran’s superb background music shoulders up the film perfectly. Gopi Amarnath’s camera work is exquisite with his angles, etc. Leo John Paul’s editing in the second half is decent. Other technicalities like art work and visual effects are good, especially the lab set-up looks real. There are no big commercial compromises or moments which go away from the plot. Climax is decent and connects finely with reality. Making quality had no drop as the standard looked high.


Nalan Kumarasamy’s screenplay drains out the strength in the content as the flow moves very much in an unhurried pace till the interval. Also entire movie doesn’t really have any powerful scene to excite the audience. C.V.Kumar’s direction is just okay and his narration is extremely straight forward. Presentation being in the usual style, the evidences left over in the crime scene makes the viewers easily predict the upcoming incident. Two songs in the first half appear as speed-breakers, mainly the item number is unnecessary. Jackie Shroff and Mime Gopi are talented artists who’ve not utilized properly. Few small matter that occur are over-stretched at some places and gives a lagging feel. Emotions are conveyed oppositely at times towards the end. Reason behind few murders that happen initially are listed at the end, they were extremely silly which dulls out the motive of the villain. Portions showing that hero is suffering mentally were quite long, but sadly it gives no result to the film’s core idea.


Strong writing becomes flat by a moderate execution.

Movie Rating – 2.5/ 5.

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