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Starring: Arun Vijay, Dhanshika, Prabhu, Karthik, Suresh Gopi.
Direction: A Venkatesh
Music: Mani Sharma
Production: Feather Touch Entertainment
‘Malai Malai trio Arun Vijay, director A Venkatesh and producers Feather Touch Entertainments have come together for ‘Maanja Velu’ another commercial mass masala entertainerm, which is the remake a Telugu super hit Lakshyam
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The whole movie occurs in Tiruchi, where Maanja Velu (Arun Vijay) runs a canteen in the college where he studied. There are a group of people (Santhanam, ‘Lollu Sabha’ Manohar, Ganja Karuppu and Shakeela) in the canteen bringing the roof down with humour. Anjali (Dhanshika), a student of the college, plays a cat and mouse game with Velu before they both fall in love.
Subash Chandra Bose (Karthik) is Velu’s brother and an honest police officer. Their father is a journalist (Vijayakumar) and theirs is a happy family.
Enters Umapathy (Vagai Chandrasekhar), a dreaded influential man in the city. He adopts all greedy ways to usurp others wealth. Bose is after him.
Meanwhile, Umapathy swindles money from a chit fund firm to the tune of Rs 100 crore which Bose is forced to investigate. Bose finishes off Umapathy’s men one after another in encounter. But Umapathy hatches a conspiracy and bumps him off.
Velu keeps the death of Bose a secret and launches a crusade to finish Umapathy. The rest of the film is how Velu takes revenge on the baddie.
The Biggest plus in the movie is Karthik
If anyone has to know the meaning of a great comeback, then they have to go and watch Karthik in Maanja Velu.One great thing about this comeback is that like many other lead actors of his time, Karthik has not resurfaced as a senior character artiste. Looking at him in Maanja Velu, one feels that he is good enough to reemerge as a lead star all over again. At many points in the movie he rolls back the years and his fans (there were quite a few of them in the audience) were in raptures, especially when he danced to ‘Rajadhi Raja’ song from ‘Agninatchathiram’. All in all, this is one of the best comebacks of the decade and we hope he is here to stay.
While Arun Vijay has taken off from where he left in ‘Malai Malai’,Veteran actor Prabhu does a cameo, which does have a positive impact on screen.
Dhanshika fulfills the role of a heroine, appearing in skimpy costumes for songs. Vagai Chandrasekhar plays a baddie perhaps for the first time. He menaces evil in his eyes and looks apt choice for the role.
Three songs seem to have been tailor made for glamour parades and they have been exploited to the full. One wonders how it will go down with the families.
there is a feeling that the full potential of the script has not been realized.
Maanja Velu is hardly a bad or boring movie. It has got a screenplay that maintains consistent tempo and some top class performers who make it worth a watch with your gang, don t get your hopes up: that way it is entertainment guaranteed.