18 November 2018 | fahimay
Was surprised that my whole family enjoyed this
In spite of getting good reviews, I mostly put off watching neo-noir films, coz I doubt whether it would appeal to my kids. This was a surprise indeed, and we were all hooked from start to end.
With a non-studded star cast, the movie moves intelligently from frame to frame. We surmise the characters would be interlinked at some point, but it was an unexpected points.
Maanagaram gives a realistic portrayal on a metropolitan city and the opinions of migrators. Normally, we feel secure in the safe confines of our local hometowns and villages and dread going to a metro without contacts. We are apprehensive to the lurking dangers in public transport, night time alleys and basically of people themselves. All this still holds true, but the punchline of the movie gives a much needed insight here." We cannot blame the city for the doings of the inhabitants, so if we expect help from others, we need to initiate offering help from our side."
Each character is etched artistically, without much intro or explanations. There is no irrirating love side plot or needless songs woven into the storyline. Kudos to the director, technicians and the whole team on an impeccable job.